Television & radio

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India 1947: Partition in Colour review – a heartbreaking, rage-inspiring history of Britain’s colonial legacy
Lord Mountbatten’s division of India into two countries was a disaster in which a million died. Using newly colourised archive footage, this documentary explores those brutal events

Chitra Ramaswamy

07, Aug, 2022 @9:00 PM

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The week in TV: Irma Vep; The Sandman; All or Nothing: Arsenal; Paper Girls
It’s meta madness as Olivier Assayas gets to remake his own film as a TV series; Old Testament meets Ouija board in Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasy; and the Gunners get a going over

Barbara Ellen

07, Aug, 2022 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: 75 years on, the difficult truth about India’s partition revealed in full colour
Channel 4 shows the atrocities around Britain’s withdrawal from India with three special documentaries. Plus: how future football stars are recruited in South London. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Henry Wong and Graeme Virtue

07, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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John Legend reveals trauma of losing child in Desert Island Discs
A talent from the age of four, the musician seemingly led a charmed life - until tragedy struck

Vanessa Thorpe

06, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The week in audio: Gaming Prom; The Silent Mind; The Electricity of Every Living Thing and more
The first ever video game Prom proves a treat for the open-minded

Miranda Sawyer

06, Aug, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The Sandman: ingenious TV that will inspire an entire generation of goths
The enduringly popular comic book series about gods and the afterlife gets the big-bucks, amazing-cast Netflix treatment. And it’s good. Very good, in fact

Joel Golby

06, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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TV tonight: relive Paul Simon’s rousing Graceland anniversary concert
Sky Arts explores the real significance of the artist’s landmark album. Plus: a fascinating Roman excavation. Here’s everything to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

06, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: Stevie Nicks belts out the hits with a little help from her friends
The singer revives some Fleetwood Mac classics alongside her solo material in Colorado in 1986. Plus: Lady Boom Boom slinks back in style in Canada’s Drag Race. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Alexi Duggins, Ellen E Jones, and Simon Wardell

05, Aug, 2022 @3:08 PM

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‘This sucks – again’: did anyone need the return of Beavis and Butt-Head?
Mike Judge’s animated antiheroes are now ridiculing TikTok influencers rather than bands. But this Paramount+ reboot feels like a very strange choice

Stuart Heritage

05, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Luck to The Evil Dead: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
Simon Pegg plays a chatty catty in a sparkling new animation, and Bruce Campbell battles the hordes of hell in Sam Raimi’s classic gore-splattered horror

Simon Wardell

05, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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A League of Their Own to Cosmic Love: the seven best shows to stream this week
Abbi Jacobson stars in a funny, feelgood drama about a female baseball team in the 1940s, and horoscopes get horny in the new Amazon dating show

Hollie Richardson & Phil Harrison

05, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Sandman review – Neil Gaiman has created 2022’s single greatest hour of TV drama
This dark, engrossing comic book adaptation is utterly lavish, and features an emotional depth that’s almost unheard of in fantasy epics. It should delight fans and newcomers alike

Rebecca Nicholson

05, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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