Simon Schama

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More than 100 writers sign letter in solidarity with jailed UK climate activists
Ben Okri, Simon Schama, Helen Pankhurst and AL Kennedy among those saying they ‘stand with’ protesters

Damien Gayle

06, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The week in TV: The Patient; Slow Horses; Simon Schama’s History of Now; The Traitors – review
Steve Carell’s beard seems to grow in real time in a ponderous psychological thriller; Gary Oldman and co return for more grubby sleuthing; and Claudia Winkleman channels Anne Robinson

Barbara Ellen

04, Dec, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Simon Schama’s History of Now review – this highly personal show is simplistic and outdated
The academic’s look at truth, democracy and art has its heart very much in the right place. But too often it’s fighting old battles rather than grasping the modern reality of untruths

Jack Seale

27, Nov, 2022 @10:15 PM

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Hay festival returns with its first in-person event for three years
Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Benedict Cumberbatch are among those taking part in the 11-day gathering in Welsh border town

Lucy Knight

05, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Martina Hall obituary
Maker of arts and history films for TV with an eye for detail and a flair for celebrating the creative gifts of women

Saskia Baron

14, Sep, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one
As parts of the UK enters another month – at least – of being stuck indoors, our critics pick out top music, games, books, TV, dance and art fixes to lift your spirits

Alexis Petridis, Keza MacDonald, Alison Flood, Lucy Mangan, Lyndsey Winship, Jonathan Jones

05, Nov, 2020 @10:51 AM

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The week in TV: The Romantics and Us With Simon Schama; Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge and more – review
Simon Schama returns to the barricades, Louis Theroux chooses his greatest hits, and Sue Perkins brings her warming presence to cold hostilities

Euan Ferguson

13, Sep, 2020 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: Simon Schama on how the French Revolution changed art for ever
The historian on the artistic legacy of the Romantics, plus Gogglebox returns and Why Women Kill begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

11, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Israel's West Bank plans condemned by leading British Jewish figures
Simon Schama and Sir Malcolm Rifkind among those warning that annexation ‘would have grave consequences’ for Palestinians

Harriet Sherwood

05, Jun, 2020 @10:49 AM

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Shearer v Schama: ex-England striker refuses football lesson from historian
Shearer had to remind Schama he had played in World Cup matches, as Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan continued their social media feud

Martin Belam

19, Jun, 2018 @11:25 AM

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Civilisations takes on hurdles undreamt of by Kenneth Clark
Cultural sensitivities, red tape and signage plagued the making of the BBC Two series

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media correspondent

03, Mar, 2018 @6:41 PM

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Civilisations' striking similarity to 1969 series signals slow evolution of arts TV
BBC offers spectacular global revamp of original, but with little change in its presentation

Mark Lawson

28, Feb, 2018 @5:12 PM

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