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Andrew Billen

Since 2007 Andrew Billen has been the TV critic of The Times, following 10 years as TV critic of the New Statesman where he won the Magazine Journalism Awards 2006 prize for critic of the year.

Andrew Billen

Born in London and brought up in Brentwood, Essex, he became a journalist after leaving Oxford University, where he studied English.

Andrew worked on the Sheffield Star as a reporter and in London on the Times as a diary writer and arts correspondent during the 1980s.

He went on to become a feature writer and celebrity interviewer on The Observer and London Evening Standard before returning to The Times in 2002 as an interviewer and subsequently a TV critic who also writes features.

Andrew has written two books for children, Who Was Sam Johnson, The Wonderful Word Doctor, and Who Was Charles Dickens, the Man who Invented Christmas.

He lives in Oxford with his wife Lucy and daughter Abby.

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