Television & radio

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Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness review – the most zany teacher you could wish for
The Queer Eye star’s podcast gets the Netflix treatment, answering big questions like ‘are bugs gorgeous or gross?’ with a giddy infectiousness

Rebecca Nicholson

28, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Afterparty review – Tiffany Haddish murder mystery doesn’t quite kill it
Each episode of this impressive comedy-drama adopts a new genre, from musical to action movie. It is smart, starry and classy to a fault – so why does it feel like it’s dragging?

Rebecca Nicholson

28, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Apostasy to Lady Macbeth: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
A devastating drama about a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Florence Pugh shines in a passionate period drama. Plus: The Truman Show and In the Heat of the Night

Simon Wardell

28, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Pam & Tommy to Station Eleven: the seven best shows to stream this week
It’s back to the 90s for the stolen sex tape saga of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, and brace yourself for a beautiful drama about the aftermath of a deadly pandemic

Phil Harrison and Hollie Richardson

28, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window review – a bewilderingly bad spoof
Kristen Bell’s Netflix show is meant to mock psychological thrillers that aren’t often sent up – for great reason, it turns out. This is not amusing, it’s just awful

Chitra Ramaswamy

28, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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TV tonight: The Last Leg gang returns to unpick the week
The terrible trio return, giving much-needed guidance in our troubled times. Plus, true crime at the New York opera. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Henry Wong and Simon Wardell

28, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: what does the bloodsucking saga Twilight tell us about society?
The Obamas-backed podcast The Big Hit Show dives deep into the hit vampire tales, and the misogynistic hatred its female fans receive. Plus: trickster psychics are exposed

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier and Hollie Richardson

28, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Alone: sounds like the worst reality TV, but actually brilliant
Contestants must outlast their rivals without knowing how anyone is doing. Who doesn’t love seeing tough blokes get scared?

Sian Cain

27, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘So beautiful it almost brought me to tears’: the comedy and wonder of Joe Pera
Since his first special in 2016, the comedian’s uniquely touching brand of gentle humour has won millions of fans. But how different is the real-life Pera to his onscreen persona?

Stuart Heritage

27, Jan, 2022 @12:58 PM

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‘Nothing short of revelatory’: the 10 best CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories – ranked
Reese Witherspoon is about to become the latest A-lister to read a kids’ book at bedtime, but she’s got stiff competition. From Tom Hardy to Dolly Parton, here’s who to beat

Stuart Heritage

27, Jan, 2022 @10:03 AM

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TV tonight: it’s nearly over for And Just Like That
The Sex and the City follow-up reaches its penultimate episode. Plus: pooches look for new owners in The Dog House. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue and Alexi Duggins

27, Jan, 2022 @6:20 AM

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Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51 review – a fascinating and unusually honest look at illiteracy
The Repair Shop presenter is one of 8 million UK adults who find the act of reading ‘pure pain’. Can six months with a new teacher change all that?

Lucy Mangan

26, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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