Television

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Can Stranger Things help put Netflix back on track?
Return of the blockbuster series arrives at a precarious time for the streamer and all eyes are on how many viewers click play

Ben Child

25, May, 2022 @6:22 AM

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TV tonight: Prue Leith joins Grayson Perry’s platinum jubilee art club
Artist Perry uses the monarch as inspiration. Plus: a beautiful film explores a hermit reconsidering his lifestyle. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Precious Adesina, Phil Harrison and Ali Catterall

25, May, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Ricky Gervais Netflix special condemned by LGBTQ groups for ‘anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes’
Comedian criticised for ‘dangerous’ special, in which he says he supports trans rights while making jokes about the genitalia of trans women and HIV

Sian Cain

25, May, 2022 @2:15 AM

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Gentleman Jack Changed My Life review – who knew art still had such power?
Women the world over speak up about how seeing Anne Lister’s life on screen gave them the courage to come out. This is TV as a triumphant act of resistance

Lucy Mangan

24, May, 2022 @10:40 PM

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State of the Union review – Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson lift a sticky, slovenly script
At first, this marriage drama about a couple in therapy feels so contrived it’s hard to get through. But outstanding performances turn it into something far more endearing

Rebecca Nicholson

24, May, 2022 @9:49 PM

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Better Call Saul recap: season six, episode seven – the midseason finale throws up a shocking twist
The climax of Kim and Jimmy’s Sandpiper scam was always going to end badly for someone. But no one expected to end that badly

Paul MacInnes

24, May, 2022 @6:00 PM

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BBC to announce further cuts to output with redundancies possible
Freezing of licence fee means the broadcaster, which has already lost 1,200 staff, must cut programmes

Jim Waterson Media editor

24, May, 2022 @5:34 PM

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Three things with Kumi Taguchi: ‘It truly hurts my heart that I didn’t look after Piglet well enough’
In our weekly interview about objects, the Insight host tells us about the significance of a googly eyed pet rock, and the toy that followed her into her 30s

As told to Katie Cunningham

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Jimmy Kimmel on monkeypox: ‘Oh good…something else to be concerned about’
Late-night hosts discussed the spread of a new virus and the tell-all book by ‘Donald Trump henchman’ Kellyanne Conway

Guardian staff

24, May, 2022 @3:31 PM

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Conversations with Friends: the frustrating awkwardness of a much-hyped series
The adaptation of Sally Rooney’s first novel can’t quite bring tricky source material – repressed characters, digital communication – to life

Adrian Horton

24, May, 2022 @6:05 AM

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TV tonight: how Anne Lister’s legacy inspires queer women
The Gentleman Jack effect is explored in an uplifting documentary. Plus: couples therapy drama State of the Union returns with a new pair. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Henry Wong, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

24, May, 2022 @5:10 AM

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John Oliver on Subway franchisees: ‘Dream turned into a nightmare’
The Last Week Tonight criticised the sandwich store for its punishing practices that leave franchisees trapped and at a financial loss

Guardian staff

23, May, 2022 @3:29 PM

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