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‘More than just a hero or heretic’: the story of photographer and FBI informant Ernest Withers
A documentary details the complicated legacy left behind by a man who captured vital moments in Black history while also getting paid by the FBI to feed them intel

Vivian Ho

28, Jan, 2023 @7:03 AM

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Three Minutes: A Lengthening review – Helena Bonham Carter is profoundly poetic in an astounding documentary
The actor’s meditative voiceover guides viewers through a hugely moving look at a 1938 video clip of a Polish village – before it was decimated by the Holocaust

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Jan, 2023 @11:10 PM

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Black teachers, trans women, cleaners and cons: how the BBC’s Open Door allowed ‘real people’ to let rip
It ran for a decade and infuriated the rightwing press, giving a voice to marginalised Britain. Now a new show is celebrating the extraordinarily prescient Open Door series

Sean O’Hagan

24, Jan, 2023 @4:31 PM

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TV tonight: a sobering look at Narendra Modi’s treatment of India’s Muslims
A two-parter examines the impact of the hard-right populist’s Hindu nationalism. Plus: 24 Hours in A&E. Here’s what to watch tonight

Phil Harrison, Danielle De Wolfe, Jack Seale and Ellen E Jones

17, Jan, 2023 @6:20 AM

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‘We have to take a first step’: inside the fight for reparations in America
In a new documentary, politicians and activists work to build a program to pay back Black Americans for the lasting legacy of slavery, racism and discrimination

Vivian Ho

16, Jan, 2023 @7:14 AM

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The week in TV: Happy Valley; Stonehouse; The Rig; Ukraine: The People’s Fight
Sarah Lancashire returns as the hardest sergeant on the small screen; Matthew Macfadyen plays Westminster’s own Reggie Perrin for laughs; and Olly Lambert goes the extra mile in Ukraine

Barbara Ellen

08, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Boys in Blue: a high school football team grapples with race, police and violence
Director Peter Berg followed a Minneapolis team in the wake of George Floyd’s killing for a revealing and knotty new docuseries

Andrew Lawrence

07, Jan, 2023 @7:11 AM

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Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street review – grubby and jaw-dropping from start to finish
This pacy Netflix docu-series plays like a Hollywood thriller, with its trail of grimly fascinating testimonies and astonishing curveballs about the ‘financial serial killer’

Chitra Ramaswamy

04, Jan, 2023 @2:57 PM

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‘He’s a financial serial killer’: how Bernie Madoff became the monster of Wall Street
A new Netflix docuseries details the crimes of the man who crafted a $64bn Ponzi scheme – and those who protected him

David Smith in Washington

04, Jan, 2023 @8:01 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2022
A great year for bingeable boxsets, streaming successes and your set-top box – see what you missed as the top telly shows of the year are revealed

21, Dec, 2022 @12:59 PM

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The week in TV: Litvinenko; Strike: Troubled Blood; How to Crack the Class Ceiling; The White Lotus and more
David Tennant breathes some life into an extended deathbed scene; Strike and Robin lose their fizz; and, if you’ve recovered, what next for The White Lotus?

Barbara Ellen

18, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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It’s snowtime! Your bumper Christmas TV guide
From Suranne Jones’s fresh twist on Scrooge to the almighty return of Detectorists, here’s all the best shows to devour over the festive period

Ali Catterall, Alexi Duggins, Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Hollie Richardson, Katie Rosseinsky, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue and Danielle De Wolfe

16, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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