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American Rust review – Jeff Daniels is stuck in an opioid Groundhog Day
With a depressed cop, a troubled war veteran and general blue-collar gloom and doom, we’ve seen this cliche-heavy drama a thousand times – and Mare of Easttown is a hard act to follow

Stuart Jeffries

28, Nov, 2021 @11:15 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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Screenwriter Jed Mercurio to speak at inaugural Sarah Hughes lecture
TV’s treatment of police corruption and of healthcare will be discussed at an event in memory of the Observer journalist

Vanessa Thorpe

28, Nov, 2021 @8:45 AM

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‘I have an outsider’s perspective’: why Will Sharpe is the A-List’s new favourite director
The actor-director won a Bafta for his performance in Giri/Haji. Hailed as a star in the making by Olivia Colman​, he discusses the true stories that inspired his ​new projects

Tim Lewis

27, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Joanne Froggatt: ‘Mick Jagger is a big Downton fan’
The actor, 41, tells Michael Hogan about double entendres and the Duchess of Cambridge, her awe of musicians and why friends call her Jo-Fro

Michael Hogan

27, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Hellbound: the South Korean death-fest that wipes the floor with Squid Game
The terrifying Netflix show also deals in violent ends – with demonic smackdowns by CGI brutes – but it’s so much more than Squid Game. This is truly exceptional drama that will be spoken about for decades

Stuart Heritage

25, Nov, 2021 @12:25 PM

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TV tonight: how a rap about female sexual desire became a global hit
The worldwide phenomenon that was WAP is explored, plus the nation’s woodworkers battle for the top prize. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Hannah J Davies, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

25, Nov, 2021 @6:20 AM

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‘Rogues or idiots’: Justin Welby condemns TV portrayal of clergy
Archbishop of Canterbury says vicars are ‘hard-working, normal people’ rather than ‘depressing’ depictions seen in TV dramas

Harriet Sherwood

24, Nov, 2021 @10:21 AM

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Outlander author Diana Gabaldon: ‘I needed Scotsmen because of the kilt factor’
She secretly wrote the first of her time-travelling novels while her husband slept. Now she’s published the ninth in the smash hit series. She talks explosive sex scenes – and where George RR Martin went wrong

Alison Flood

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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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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Sheila Atim: ‘Six wings, chips and a drink. That’s my guilty pleasure’
The actor, 30, tells Michael Hogan about learning tenacity, gaining an MBE, meeting Tom Hanks and her pole-dancing addiction

Michael Hogan

20, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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