Meera Syal

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Meera Syal: ‘I was a Midlands wench outside the house and a good Indian girl at home’
The comedian, 60, tells Michael Segalov about growing up wild in the Black Country, marrying her on-screen grandson and finally being able to be a grumpy old woman

Michael Segalov

04, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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UK arts figures call for Covid certificates to revive industry
Signatories of letter sent to government include Meera Syal and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Peter Walker Political correspondent

23, Apr, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Meera Syal: Watching Top of the Pops with your parents could be uncomfortable
The actor, comedian and star of Radio 4’s Gossip and Goddesses with Granny Kumar on her favourite childhood shows, from chart-topping stars to the show that represented British Asians

As told to Hannah J Davies

16, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Meera Syal and Moeen Ali among stars of video urging BAME vaccine uptake
Celebrity campaign aims to counter Covid-19 jab misinformation targeted at ethnic minorities

Haroon Siddique

25, Jan, 2021 @8:19 PM

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Gemma Arterton and James Norton among 50 UK actors to star in coronavirus plays
Digital series Unprecedented: Theatre from a State of Isolation will focus on upheaval in British life caused by the pandemic

Lanre Bakare

21, Apr, 2020 @11:35 AM

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Actors appeal for the 'quality of mercy' in online Shakespeare videos
Judi Dench, Jade Anouka, Harriet Walter and Patrick Stewart are among the stars to perform the playwright’s words online during crisis caused by Covid-19

Chris Wiegand

23, Mar, 2020 @6:18 PM

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'Scroungers' and stereotypes: Kate & Koji revels in outdated prejudice
The makers of Outnumbered have created a distasteful comedy about a cafe owner and an asylum seeker, that even the talent of Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola can’t save

Ammar Kalia

18, Mar, 2020 @12:13 PM

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Sunday with Meera Syal: ‘Once school bags are packed, we all squeeze on to the sofa’
The actor on cake, biryani and family viewing

Michael Segalov

06, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Noises Off review – Frayn's chaotic farce as thrilling as ever
Lyric Hammersmith, London
Michael Frayn’s witty parody of backstage antics endures in an entertaining production that hit a real-life on-stage glitch

Michael Billington

03, Jul, 2019 @9:47 AM

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The week in TV: The Split; The Woman in White; The Terror; Westworld
Abi Morgan’s new divorce drama is a delightful family affair, The Terror is tremendous, and Westworld is back on track

Euan Ferguson

29, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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'Directors are no longer untouchable gods': transforming British theatre
The actors, directors and producers changing theatre

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

27, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Sadiq Khan calls for more ethnically diverse TV programmes
Mayor of London backs campaign by Idris Elba, Lenny Henry and Meera Syal to urge Ofcom to set clear race representation guidelines for broadcasters

Vanessa Thorpe

30, Sep, 2017 @11:05 PM

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