Stephen Merchant

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The 50 best TV shows of 2022
A great year for bingeable boxsets, streaming successes and your set-top box – see what you missed as the top telly shows of the year are revealed

21, Dec, 2022 @12:59 PM

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Kick Out the Jams: The Story of XFM review – pioneering 90s indie radio remembered
Documentary charts the station’s rise from pirate outfit to Britpop champion, featuring alumni including Ricky Gervais and Steve Lamacq

Leslie Felperin

31, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Outlaws series two review – everything Stephen Merchant does is hilarious
Despite Christopher Walken’s demonic sparkle, it’s the former Office star who shines in his own sweet, gentle crime comedy. And a dark twist suggests it could be Britain’s answer to Ozark

Jack Seale

05, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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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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Four Lives review – truly damning TV about those who are meant to protect and serve
Stephen Merchant and Sheridan Smith star in the BBC’s mind-boggling story of the murders by serial killer and rapist Stephen Port … and the egregious police failures that followed

Lucy Mangan

03, Jan, 2022 @10:00 PM

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A Boy Called Christmas review – charming quest gets its Claus in all the family
Adventure, elves and home truths mingle in this big-hearted movie based on a Matt Haig children’s book

Cath Clarke

23, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The week in TV: Colin in Black and White; The Outlaws; The Long Call; Universe
Netflix covers almost all bases in its hybrid series on knee-taking quarterback Colin Kaepernick; the stars collide for Stephen Merchant and Brian Cox; and move over Vera?

Barbara Ellen

31, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: Christopher Walken revels in his first British TV lead role
The Hollywood legend makes an unexpected appearance in Stephen Merchant’s new comedy The Outlaws. Plus: Frankie Boyle returns to put the world in order. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catteralland Graeme Virtue

25, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Stephen Merchant: ‘I see The Outlaws as a suburban, low-rent western’
The comic actor and writer on his new sitcom about community service, sharing Christopher Walken’s omelette and portraying a serial killer

Fiona Sturges

23, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Locked Down review – Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor's pandemic stinker
Undeniable movie star charisma can’t save this torturous misfire about a couple who plan a heist during the London quarantine

Benjamin Lee

12, Mar, 2021 @9:59 AM

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'Everyone considered it a bad idea': How The Office went from Slough to Scranton
As the latest collaboration between Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, Space Force, comes to Netflix, the stars of The US Office look back at the making of a modern classic

Simon Bland

29, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Stephen Merchant: 'Harrison Ford would find a shop selling toilet roll'
The co-creator of The Office and Extras on how Ford’s 90s thrillers are helping him through lockdown and why he rarely watches comedy

Stephen Merchant

06, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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