Documentary

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021: 50-41
And we’re off … our rundown of the year’s best telly starts with Emma Raducanu’s US Open win and Omar Sy as everyone’s favourite ‘gentleman thief’

03, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The world owes Yoko an apology! 10 things we learned from The Beatles: Get Back
Peter Jackson’s eight-hour documentary on the Fab Four reveals Ringo is an amazing drummer, McCartney was a joy and their entourage were coolest of all

Andy Welch

02, Dec, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Kenny G: ‘Criticism didn’t affect me then, and it doesn’t affect me now’
In the HBO documentary Listening to Kenny G, the unusual appeal of the much-maligned ‘smooth jazz’ musician is put under the spotlight

Jim Farber

01, Dec, 2021 @7:04 AM

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‘She’s more than just a murder victim’: the life and death of film-maker Adrienne Shelly
The HBO documentary Adrienne, directed by the late artist’s husband, explores the life, murder, and legacy of the writer and director of Waitress

Adrian Horton

01, Dec, 2021 @6:39 AM

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Life of Crime: a shocking film about three decades of addiction and incarceration
The often brutal HBO documentary follows 36 years in the life of a trio in New Jersey in the throes of vicious addictions

Adrian Horton

30, Nov, 2021 @3:03 PM

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The world is watching: TV hits around the globe
A Spanish trans woman’s memoirs, a Mumbai gangster drama, Israeli sisters in trouble… critics from Spain to South Korea tell us about the biggest shows in their countries

Killian Fox

28, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The week in TV: The Beatles: Get Back; The Princes and the Press; Escape from the Taliban; The Wheel of Time
Peter Jackson’s new Beatles doc is a visual treat with longueurs; Amol Rajan shames the tabloids for their treatment of William and Harry; and
Jeff Bezos gets his Game of Thrones

Barbara Ellen

28, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Let’s talk about sex: how Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP sent the world into overdrive
A cultural ‘cancer’, soft porn … or the height of empowerment? A revealing documentary examines the debates around one of the raunchiest – and most talked about – rap records around

Danielle Koku

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Rod Caird obituary
Other lives: Documentary producer who later worked for Pact, the TV trade body

John Newbigin

23, Nov, 2021 @5:27 PM

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The week in TV: Crime; Dopesick; Tiger King 2; Bridget Riley: Painting the Line
Dougray Scott delivers a triple espresso-shot performance as Irvine Welsh’s maverick detective; America’s struggle with opioid addiction makes for serious pharma drama; and the unwelcome return of Joe Exotic

Barbara Ellen

21, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘Long history of neglect’: why are missing Black people still less likely to be found?
Soledad O’Brien and the directors of an eye-opening new docuseries, Black and Missing, talk about how media and police bias still affects how missing people are covered and looked for

Radheyan Simonpillai

21, Nov, 2021 @7:03 AM

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Clive of India statue in Shrewsbury should go, says descendant
‘I’ve always wished it wasn’t here,’ Earl of Powis tells Sathnam Sanghera for C4 series on imperial legacy

Aamna Mohdin

19, Nov, 2021 @10:46 AM

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