Television & radio

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From Line of Duty to #JusticeforBarb: TV’s obsession with shock early deaths
Be it Jed Mercurio swiftly bumping off his star signings, Game of Thrones beheading Sean Bean or Stranger Things vanishing a young actor into the Upside Down, nobody is safe

Michael Hogan

24, Jan, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Alan Titchmarsh says he avoids avocados because of climate impact
TV gardener points to shipping footprint and rainforest destruction, saying he also finds the fruit ‘insipid’

Lucy Campbell

24, Jan, 2022 @12:09 PM

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Nicholas Donnelly obituary
Other lives: Actor best known as Mr MacKenzie, the woodwork teacher in Grange Hill

Angela Singer

24, Jan, 2022 @10:40 AM

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TV tonight: Martin Freeman is at the end of his tether in The Responder
The actor adopts a scouse accent for his gritty portrayal of an officer in crisis. Plus, it’s tough times in Keeping Up With the Aristocrats. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Alexi Duggins and Henry Wong

24, Jan, 2022 @6:10 AM

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‘I stayed at the party too long’: Ozark’s Jason Bateman on Arrested Development, smiling villains and his lost decade
Forty years after his breakthrough role in Little House on the Prairie, the actor is thrilling TV audiences as a drug cartel money launderer. But he almost threw his career away

Zoe Williams

24, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Trigger Point review – utterly preposterous … but what a blast
Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester star in this slick police thriller full of bomb factories and banter. Just go in thinking CSI: Peckham or Line of Bomb Duty and you’ll have a great time

Lucy Mangan

23, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Saturday Night Live: Will Forte returns for a weird and wonderful season high
The former cast member returns, with a guesting Kristen Wiig, for one of the funniest episodes in months

Zach Vasquez

23, Jan, 2022 @3:06 PM

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‘It’s a show about love’: Desert Island Discs celebrates 80 years on air
As the radio classic marks a major anniversary, it’s the shared human experience revealed by the castaways that keeps us hooked

Donna Ferguson

23, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The week in TV: Ozark; Stacey Dooley: Stalkers; As We See It; Dancing on Ice
Slow-burning Ozark unravels to the end; Stacey Dooley tackles stalking; an autism dramedy proves revelatory; and cheap, cheerful Dancing on Ice warms the cockles

Barbara Ellen

23, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: Jed Mercurio and Vicky McClure team up for another explosive thriller
Is ITV’s Trigger Point the new Line of Duty? Plus: emotional scenes and shock DNA test results in Andi and Miquita Oliver’s new travel series. Here’s what to watch tonight

Hollie Richardson, Alexi Duggins, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

23, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The week in audio: Exactly With Florence Given; Desperately Seeking Wisdom; The MLK Tapes
Florence Given’s livewire new podcast is all about empowerment

Miranda Sawyer

22, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Trigger Point: Vicky McClure’s bomb disposal thriller will turn you into an expert copper, sarge
Banter. Grit. An ex-Line of Duty star sweating her topknot off. Forty-five minutes of this detective drama and you’ll be fairly confident you can disarm a nail bomb

Joel Golby

22, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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