Television & radio

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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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Michael Schur: ‘It’s a daily gut punch that people are anti-mask’
The creator of philosophical sitcom The Good Place knows a thing or two about moral quandaries, and now he’s written a book all about them. But the pandemic is stretching his worldview to its limits

Stuart Heritage

26, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘It was bigger than Cosby’: W Kamau Bell on reckoning with an icon’s fall
In the docuseries We Need to Talk About Cosby, the comic and TV host examines how a once-loved comedy star fell from grace, and the system that supported him

Andrew Lawrence

26, Jan, 2022 @7:02 AM

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TV tonight: how Jay Blades finally overcame his dyslexia
As one of the 10% of adults affected by the condition, the charming Repair Shop host decides it’s time to read. Plus, inside Katie Prices’s ‘mucky mansion’. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

26, Jan, 2022 @6:20 AM

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Yellowjackets star Liv Hewson: ‘Being adored by gay people on Twitter is all I’ve ever wanted’
Showtime’s thriller-comedy is a huge success, and the 26-year-old Australian its breakout star. What’s it like being the fan favourite?

Patrick Lenton

26, Jan, 2022 @2:18 AM

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The Gilded Age review – Julian Fellowes’ stinky rich New Yorkers are sheer agony
Forget Downton … here’s the new and definitely not improved Brownstone Abbey – and these posh Americans spout nothing but drivel. Does Fellowes actually write this stuff in his sleep?

Lucy Mangan

25, Jan, 2022 @10:35 PM

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The Great Australian Bake Off returns: ‘it is exactly the tonic we need right now’
After a three year hiatus, Aussie Bake Off is back with a new batch of bakers and a global audience. So how does a kindhearted show cook up drama and keep from going stale?

Katie Cunningham

25, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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TV tonight: a juicy period drama from Downton’s Julian Fellowes
Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon enjoy their wealth in The Gilded Age. Plus, a new look at the Krays. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison and Ali Catterall

25, Jan, 2022 @6:20 AM

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The Responder review – Martin Freeman is magnificent in tour de police force
With rage in his heart and spit on his face, Freeman will surely win all the awards for this drama written by an ex-cop that’s as riveting as a thriller and as profound as a documentary

Lucy Mangan

24, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Tinie Tempah puts modern heroes in portrait focus for BBC series
In six-parter on BBC One, the rapper matches people with extraordinary stories to celebrated artists

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

24, Jan, 2022 @7:23 PM

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Children’s TV makers say British shows could die as ministers scrap £44m fund
Nadine Dorries urged to restore help for UK broadcasters competing with global rivals

Jim Waterson Media editor

24, Jan, 2022 @6:05 PM

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‘Brian May has finally become an actor’: say hello to CBBC’s new star, the Godfather of Rock
The Queen guitarist makes his full acting debut in kids’ show Andy and the Band. He’s not bad – better than Vanilla Ice in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Stuart Heritage

24, Jan, 2022 @4:48 PM

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