Olly Alexander

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From Gentleman Jack’s hat to Olly Alexander’s cape: 10 objects that tell Britain’s queer history
With drag queens’ dresses, erotic drawings, even a prison door, Queer Britain’s new exhibition distills centuries of LGBTQ+ life. Here are the highlights

Louis Staples

01, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Freedom: 50 Years of Pride review – a messy, invigorating reminder to be vigilant
The dry wit, righteous anger and boundless energy that made UK Pride such a force is powerfully captured in a documentary featuring Ian McKellen and Olly Alexander

Rebecca Nicholson

02, Jul, 2022 @8:30 PM

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It’s A Sin to Mare of Easttown: who will win the 2022 TV Bafta awards – and who really deserves to?
This might be one of the most complicated years ever for choosing the victors in the UK’s glitziest television awards. But we’re trying anyway! Here are our picks of who should (and who will) win

Mark Lawson

06, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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How rebellious queer joy took on corporate camp | Louis Staples
Now part of the mainstream, queer culture is repositioning itself to challenge its own conventions, says writer Louis Staples

Louis Staples

17, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Years & Years: Night Call review – Olly Alexander hits the dancefloor
The actor-frontman returns as a solo act with 14 sweat-soaked bangers

Michael Cragg

23, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Olly Alexander on hope, hedonism and hook-ups: ‘If you’re honest, you don’t have anything to hide’
He conquered the charts with Years & Years, then won acclaim for his extraordinary performance in It’s a Sin. As he returns to pop – on his own – he reflects on what he’s learned

Rebecca Nicholson

08, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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New Year’s Eve TV: Olly Alexander gets the party started
Olly Alexander, Kylie, Clara Amfo get New Year’s Eve party started. Plus, Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter. Here’s what to watch this evening

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

31, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021, No 1: It’s a Sin
Russell T Davies’s Aids drama was gut-wrenching and it made us weep time and again, but it also made us truly love the characters. What a devastating delight

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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My perfect festive playlist, by Self Esteem, Kathryn Williams and Years & Years
Pop stars who lit up 2021 share mixes for Christmas drinks, New Year’s Eve and the big day itself – scroll down to hear their choices

Jude Rogers

19, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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What links Olly Alexander with Abel Tesfaye? The Weekend quiz
From Blinky, Pinky and Inky to Zanzibar, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz

Thomas Eaton

18, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Doctor Who: Olly Alexander tipped to be new lead
Pop singer and actor who stole show at Brit awards would be first out gay Time Lord – if rumours are true

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

27, Jun, 2021 @1:40 PM

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Brit awards 2021: every performance reviewed, from Coldplay to Arlo Parks
From Coldplay’s opening spectacular on the Thames to Rag’n’Bone Man movingly performing with an NHS choir, we rate all of this year’s live performances

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2021 @10:52 PM

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