Maxine Peake

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The week in TV: Euphoria; Rules of the Game; Screw; After Life
Euphoria’s crazy teens return wilder than ever; the BBC’s new workplace drama should’ve kept things at the office; and it’s goodbye to Ricky Gervais’s tonally strange After Life

Barbara Ellen

16, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Rules of the Game review – Maxine Peake is barnstorming in a rich, meaty murder mystery
There’s more than workplace sexual politics at stake in this tale of harassment, porn and misogyny: this excellent drama is about the reality of women everywhere

Lucy Mangan

11, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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TV tonight: Maxine Peake takes on office sexual politics in Rules of the Game
The national treasure stars as a COO forced to take a hard look at her workplace. Plus: eager archaeologists wrap up the series in Digging for Britain. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale and Ali Catterall

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The week in TV: Anne; Four Lives; Mandy; Toast of Tinseltown
Maxine Peake and Sheridan Smith are unforgettable in two painful real- life dramas, while Diane Morgan and Matt Berry return as the supremely daft Mandy and Toast

Barbara Ellen

09, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: Jamie-Lee O’Donnell swaps being a Derry Girl for being a Screw
The actor stars alongside Nina Sosanya in a new comedy-drama from Killing Eve writer Rob Williams. Plus: new Dragons’ Den. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Alexi Duggins

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Maxine Peake on Hillsborough drama Anne: ‘It’s a privilege to be a part of something like this’
A Hillsborough survivor talks to the stars of a new TV drama telling the story of bereaved mother and campaigner Anne Williams

Adrian Tempany

26, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Fosdyke Saga was a brilliant load of tripe | Letters
Letters: Maxine Peake’s idea of a musical about a ‘northern tripe dynasty’ reminds Michael Church of Bill Tidy and Alan Plater’s production


05, Dec, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Betty Boothroyd musical to chart rise from dancer to Commons Speaker
Betty! starring Maxine Peake views parliamentarian’s life through lens of drama group in Dewsbury village hall

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Decades review – it’s curtain up to terror and rage from Simon Armitage and Maxine Peake
The poet and actor are among six writers whose short monologues span the theatre’s 50 years – from the Yorkshire Ripper to a post-lockdown future

Catherine Love

23, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Leeds Playhouse marks 50 years with dramas rolling back the decades
Alice Nutter, Simon Armitage and Maxine Peake will contribute to season offering a ‘northern perspective’ on how life has changed since the 1970s

Chris Wiegand

15, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Transmissions: the Definitive Story: Lights Out: From the Ashes of New Cross - review
A brilliant podcast series offers treasures old and new for Joy Division fans, and Radio 4 revisits the 1981 New Cross fire

Miranda Sawyer

31, Oct, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet review – fetish with flair
Tamsin Greig flutters while Maxine Peake is uproarious in a fiendish double bill from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads series

Susannah Clapp

11, Oct, 2020 @9:30 AM

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