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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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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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What can we learn from the Janet Jackson Super Bowl documentary?
The New York Times and FX special Malfunction revisits the ‘Nipplegate’ scandal of 2004 but adds little new understanding

Adrian Horton

19, Nov, 2021 @5:33 AM

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Tiger King 2 review: Joe Exotic causes big cat chaos – minus Carole Baskin
The disgraced tiger park owner is in prison and his eccentric rival refused to take part, so this sequel is mostly a swamp of hearsay. But just when you think it has nothing new to offer …

Jack Seale

17, Nov, 2021 @12:15 PM

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Top Gear review – boy racers go full-throttle in the wrong kind of drag race
Now in its 31st series, the motoring show continues to let men burn rubber and hail the patriarchy – though a tribute to Eddie Kidd shows there’s a heart somewhere under the bonnet

Stuart Jeffries

14, Nov, 2021 @9:00 PM

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‘It’s not just about being trans’: Always Jane is a moving, intimate portrait of late adolescence
Jane Noury goes from 18 to 20, undergoing gender-affirming surgery along with everyday rituals of youth, in a striking new Amazon Prime series

Adrian Horton

09, Nov, 2021 @3:20 PM

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TV tonight: can Gemma Whelan’s detective solve her first tricky case?
ITV’s new police drama centres on two mysterious deaths at a tower block. Plus, Ed Balls looks at the care home crisis. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Henry Wong and Graeme Virtue

08, Nov, 2021 @6:20 AM

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The week in TV: Doctor Who; Showtrial; How Green Is the Government?; Dalgliesh
Jodie Whittaker’s final series as the Doctor got off to an underwhelming start; the government’s green credentials were horribly exposed; and have the Line of Duty team found another winner?

Barbara Ellen

07, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Carole Baskin sues Netflix for using footage of her in Tiger King 2
Joe Exotic’s nemesis accuses streaming giant of breach of contract for using footage of her and husband in trailer for second series

Kelly Burke

02, Nov, 2021 @3:36 AM

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The week in TV: Colin in Black and White; The Outlaws; The Long Call; Universe
Netflix covers almost all bases in its hybrid series on knee-taking quarterback Colin Kaepernick; the stars collide for Stephen Merchant and Brian Cox; and move over Vera?

Barbara Ellen

31, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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