The Staircase: Colin Firth ‘steals the show’ in this HBO Max drama
Colin Firth and Toni Collette
In Review

The Staircase: Colin Firth ‘steals the show’ in this HBO Max drama

Dramatisation of hit true-crime series is ‘cold and shaking and surreal and grim’
13 May 2022
Ncuti Gatwa: ‘stratospheric rise’ from couch-surfer to Doctor Who
Ncuti Gatwa
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Ncuti Gatwa: ‘stratospheric rise’ from couch-surfer to Doctor Who

The 29-year-old Sex Education star will be the first black actor to play the Time Lord full time
10 May 2022
Chivalry review: an explicit but clever satire of Hollywood’s gender politics
Still of Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani in Chivalry
In Review

Chivalry review: an explicit but clever satire of Hollywood’s gender politics

Steve Coogan stars as a ‘slimy’ film producer in this #MeToo Channel 4 drama
28 Apr 2022
Best new TV crime dramas of 2022
Richie Campbell and John Simm star in Grace
In Depth

Best new TV crime dramas of 2022

Grace, Peaky Blinders and The Responder are on the must-stream list
25 Apr 2022
Derry Girls: hit Channel 4 sitcom bows out on a high
Derry Girls still
In Review

Derry Girls: hit Channel 4 sitcom bows out on a high

The third and final season is upon us, and it opens where the second left off
21 Apr 2022
The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix
Still from Bridgerton series two
Getting to grips with . . .

The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix

Subscriber loss has raised concerns about streaming giant’s future profitability
21 Apr 2022
Wim Hof: the ‘Iceman’ touting cold exposure
Wim Hof stands in crowd of swimmers
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Wim Hof: the ‘Iceman’ touting cold exposure

The sexagenarian water fanatic stars in new BBC reality show
20 Apr 2022

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Is Channel 4 a victim of Tory spite?
Channel 4 London headquarters
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Is Channel 4 a victim of Tory spite?

The institution is ‘a great British success story’ – so why sell it?
14 Apr 2022
House of Maxwell: a shallow and ‘hopelessly muddled’ show
Ghislaine Robert Maxwell and Elisabeth Maxwell
In Review

House of Maxwell: a shallow and ‘hopelessly muddled’ show

The ‘big takeaway’ from this BBC documentary is that the Maxwells were ‘bonkers’
13 Apr 2022
WeCrashed: glossy drama about a flawed Silicon Valley unicorn
Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway star in WeCrashed on Apple TV+
In Review

WeCrashed: glossy drama about a flawed Silicon Valley unicorn

Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway star in this eight-part series on Apple TV+
24 Mar 2022
The Ipcress File: entertaining TV drama with a hard act to follow
Joe Cole: ‘nerd-core specs’
In Review

The Ipcress File: entertaining TV drama with a hard act to follow

For the most part, this six-part ITV series succeeds
17 Mar 2022
Where is Regé-Jean Page?
Regé-Jean Page
Why we’re talking about . . .

Where is Regé-Jean Page?

Mega-hit Bridgerton is returning to Netflix – but there’s one notable absentee
11 Mar 2022
The Dropout review: a Silicon Valley morality tale
The Dropout poster
In Review

The Dropout review: a Silicon Valley morality tale

Disney+ miniseries follows story of convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes
10 Mar 2022
Peaky Blinders: the drama that transformed the image of Birmingham
Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders
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Peaky Blinders: the drama that transformed the image of Birmingham

Critics mourn the end of one of the most distinctive shows in recent British TV history
3 Mar 2022
Steven Bartlett: from dropout to millionaire
Steven Bartlett
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Steven Bartlett: from dropout to millionaire

The 29-year-old businessman behind The Diary of a CEO podcast is worth around £50m
2 Mar 2022
Inventing Anna: Netflix’s frothy scammer drama is ‘all a bit silly’
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey
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Inventing Anna: Netflix’s frothy scammer drama is ‘all a bit silly’

Show tells story of Anna Delvey, the woman who infiltrated New York society
24 Feb 2022
Truckers, sewage and Friends in China
Freedom Convoy protesters driving from British Columbia to Ottawa
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Truckers, sewage and Friends in China

Why has Canada declared a national emergency? What can we do to clean up Britain’s rivers? And what did Ross and Rachel do to upset Beijing?
18 Feb 2022
Pam & Tommy: a lot of fun, but nothing much to say
Lily James as Pamela Anderson
In Review

Pam & Tommy: a lot of fun, but nothing much to say

The human drama is rather ‘overwhelmed by the story’s sheer salaciousness’
10 Feb 2022
This Is Going to Hurt reviews: can TV series follow the book’s success?
Ben Whishaw stars in the new BBC show
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This Is Going to Hurt reviews: can TV series follow the book’s success?

BBC show adapts the hit memoir of junior doctor Adam Kay
8 Feb 2022
The strangest storylines to hit Ramsay Street
The cast of Channel 5 soap Neighbours
Why we’re talking about . . .

The strangest storylines to hit Ramsay Street

The hit Australian soap will no longer be broadcast on Channel 5
8 Feb 2022
New TV shows in 2022
Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve
In Focus

New TV shows in 2022

Must-watch series include Killing Eve and Peaky Blinders
3 Feb 2022
The Gilded Age: Downton gets an American makeover
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski star in The Gilded Age
In Review

The Gilded Age: Downton gets an American makeover

As comfort television ‘Brownstone Abbey’ generally hits the spot
3 Feb 2022
Vicky McClure: from Dorothy Perkins to Line of Duty
Line of Duty and Trigger Point star Vicky McClure
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Vicky McClure: from Dorothy Perkins to Line of Duty

The popular actor is back on our screens in new ITV crime drama Trigger Point 
27 Jan 2022
Trigger Point
Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester star in ITV drama Trigger Point 
In Review

Trigger Point

This six-parter on ITV is ‘great fun’ and tension is ramped up from the off
27 Jan 2022
Stephen Graham: Britain’s most ‘reliably excellent’ actor
Stephen Graham at the international premiere of The Irishman
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Stephen Graham: Britain’s most ‘reliably excellent’ actor

From Snatch to The Irishman, the Liverpudlian’s résumé is filled with blockbuster roles 
19 Jan 2022
BBC licence fee: the pros and cons
BBC
In Depth

BBC licence fee: the pros and cons

Culture secretary signals that national broadcaster will have new funding model from 2027
17 Jan 2022
Anne: Hillsborough drama is almost too painful to watch
Maxine Peake as a ‘shattered woman’ in Anne
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Anne: Hillsborough drama is almost too painful to watch

ITV series tells the story of Anne Williams’s battle for justice
13 Jan 2022
Why more TV viewers are switching on subtitles
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Why more TV viewers are switching on subtitles

Netflix says 80% of members regularly use subtitles or closed captions on streaming platform
11 Jan 2022
The best Christmas TV
Still from West Side Story
In Brief

The best Christmas TV

From films and documentaries to musicals for all the family
25 Dec 2021
Christmas and New Year sport on TV guide
Football fixtures Christmas 2020
In Focus

Christmas and New Year sport on TV guide

Enjoy a feast of sporting action this festive season
24 Dec 2021
Sex and the City reboot ‘desperate to seem cool and relevant’
Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth
In Review

Sex and the City reboot ‘desperate to seem cool and relevant’

Critics loved and loathed long-awaited revival that premiered this week
10 Dec 2021
Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?
Jodie Whittaker
In Brief

Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?

Tory MP says vogue for ‘gender-flipping’ characters has helped create crisis in masculinity
3 Dec 2021
Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?
Nigel Farage and Donald Trump
In Review

Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?

'World exclusive' interview with former US president raises profile of struggling channel
2 Dec 2021
Is the BBC biased?
BBC
In Depth

Is the BBC biased?

Impartiality still a ‘complex challenge’ for broadcaster, Ofcom report claims
26 Nov 2021
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