Daisy May Cooper

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Daisy May Cooper: ‘It’s like I’m flypaper for embarrassing myself’
The star of This Country will do anything for a laugh – even spoofing Kim Kardashian’s ‘break the internet’ shoot. She talks about her journey from cleaner to comedy queen

Rebecca Nicholson

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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John le Carré, Daisy May Cooper and Paul McCartney expected to boost book sales at Christmas
The annual event known as ‘Super Thursday’, when most of the hardbacks aimed at the Christmas market are published, promises big names and a boon for the industry

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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TV tonight: murder mystery meets reality TV on Murder Island
Members of the public must solve a fictional murder, devised by Ian Rankin. Plus: the Bake Off continues. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

05, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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The week in TV: The Morning Show; Manhunt: The Night Stalker and more
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s TV anchors have reverted to sparring, while Martin Clunes’s real-life detective faces fresh horrors

Barbara Ellen

26, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Never Mind the Buzzcocks review – Daisy May Cooper takes on the pop patriarchy
The music quiz is back from rehab, cleaned up and on Sky. Girls are finally allowed, too – though with a show this confused, they might regret smashing this glass ceiling

Stuart Jeffries

21, Sep, 2021 @8:45 PM

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Small Axe to I May Destroy You: who will win the 2021 TV Baftas – and who deserves to?
Steve McQueen’s anthology series and Michaela Coel’s daring drama are the frontrunners – but the judges have tough decisions to make when it comes to reflecting the pandemic

Mark Lawson

04, Jun, 2021 @12:42 PM

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'Reinvent the macarena': Taskmaster's Alex Horne sets us four fiendish new challenges
The smash Channel 4 show returns for its 11th season this week. To mark the occasion, the show’s assistant set our writer four challenges to fulfil – is he up to the task?

Jack Bernhardt

18, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Lust, loss and linguine: the lockdown love poems of Tim Key
Like everyone else, the comic spent 2020 walking around his flat. Unlike everyone else, he also wrote a book of poems. He introduces two excerpts

Tim Key

13, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The lockdown comedy queen: Daisy May Cooper's perfect pandemic parodies
The co-creator of This Country has taken to TikTok to portray an alternate version of government thinking that is all too believable

Poppy Noor

14, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The week in TV: Taskmaster; Dementia Choir at Christmas; The Year That Changed Love; Nadiya's American Adventure
An unmissable comedy challenge, a gentle spotlight on people with dementia, and Nadiya warms up America

Euan Ferguson

20, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020: 50-1
Michaela Coel’s smart, subversive and taboo-breaking drama gave us absolutely unbeatable television – plus more of the year’s best

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020, No 8: This Country
The trials and tribulations of Kerry and Kurtan in a small Cotswold village will have you crying with laughter one moment and stunned with grief the next

Lucy Mangan

11, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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