Katherine Parkinson

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The week in theatre: Much Ado About Nothing; Jack Absolute Flies Again; Crazy for You
Shakespeare’s comedy is the gift that keeps on giving; Mrs Malaprop’s a loose cannon in Richard Bean’s Battle of Britain take on Sheridan; and who can resist Gershwin?

Susannah Clapp

24, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Much Ado About Nothing review – screwball Shakespeare goes with a swing
Simon Godwin masterfully directs a slick production starring Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan

Arifa Akbar

19, Jul, 2022 @11:43 AM

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‘We were always trying to push boundaries’: Jim Howick on breaking taboos, coping with life and the joy of dogs
Jim Howick’s wicked sense of humour helped turn Horrible Histories, Ghosts and Sex Education into massive hits. Here, the actor and writer reveals how he’s always made it up as he went along

Tom Lamont

29, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Spreadsheet review – Katherine Parkinson’s sex sitcom does not belong in 2022
The actor is as good as ever in this laboured Australian import, but its premise – divorcee wants commitment-free sex – is a dated approach to women and sex

Lucy Mangan

18, May, 2022 @10:15 PM

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TV tonight: Katherine Parkinson wants commitment-free sex in new dating drama
Spreadsheet is the new Channel 4 comedy that follows a divorced mother of two in Australia. Plus, a gripping Inside No 9. Here’s what to watch tonight

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison and Alexi Duggins

18, May, 2022 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: Love Life’s second season is even funnier than the first
A double bill focuses on ‘happily married’ Marcus, played by the brilliant William Jackson Harper. Plus, Jonny Cotsen, who was born deaf but raised as if he was hearing. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue and Ali Catterall

06, May, 2022 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: Alison Steadman is an interfering grandma in new BBC sitcom
Katherine Parkinson also navigates life’s everyday mundanities in Here We Go. Plus: Not Going Out heads to the woods in search of drugs. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Henry Wong, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

29, Apr, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Catherine Tate’s The Nan Movie: when sketch characters run out of road
Tate’s sweary grump went from TV to stage show to a misfiring film, proving how tricky it is to keep audiences on a lifelong journey with a comic creation

Brian Logan

23, Mar, 2022 @8:52 AM

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The Nan Movie review – brutally unfunny outing for Catherine Tate’s sweary old lady
Belated cinema adventure for Tate’s sketch-show character and her grandson Mathew Horne is depressingly terrible

Peter Bradshaw

18, Mar, 2022 @5:24 PM

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Lack of support for theatre is to discourage dissent, says top playwright
Laura Wade, writer of Posh and Home, I’m Darling, criticises government’s attitude to industry as unions fight cuts to performing arts degrees

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Katherine Parkinson: 'I dreamed I was riding a dog – it was quite beautiful'
The Bafta award-winning comedy actor and The IT Crowd star on the things that make her laugh the most

02, Apr, 2021 @1:00 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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