Television

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‘I never dance, I fear it might be too beautiful’: Jamali Maddix’s honest playlist
The comedian on his secret love for Rick Astley, his favourite Scouting For Girls song, and singing Sweet Home Alabama for a crowd of Americans

Interview by Alexi Duggins

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The ubiquitous Alan Hawkshaw was the best known British composer you’d never heard of
The late musician’s track The Champ was sampled on more than 700 other records, while others pop up everywhere from Jay-Z songs to Milk Tray ads. What links them all is his compositional joy and irreverence

Michael Hann

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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TV tonight: Succession is back. Let battle commence!
The hit show about a warring media dynasty makes its long-awaited return – but can Brian Cox’s Logan Roy hold on to his empire? Plus: the finale of Alma’s Not Normal. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison and Hollie Richardson

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: week four – the results
Robert Webb has left the contest, but who else danced their last dance on Strictly?

Heidi Stephens

17, Oct, 2021 @6:59 PM

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Saturday Night Live: host Rami Malek gets upstaged by 007 himself
Daniel Craig’s surprise cameo marks the highlight of a mostly solid episode led by an actor not known for his comedy

Zach Vasquez

17, Oct, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Alan Hawkshaw, Countdown and Grange Hill composer, dies aged 84
Leeds-born musician and producer worked with artists such as Barbra Streisand and was sampled in numerous hip-hop tracks

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Oct, 2021 @10:47 AM

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The week in TV: Angela Black; Squid Game; Scenes from a Marriage; Reservation Dogs
ITV’s domestic abuse drama fumbles its delicate subject matter, while divorce can’t come soon enough in Sky’s Ingmar Bergman remake

Barbara Ellen

17, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: celebrities take on a barmy climate change challenge
Celebrities from Jodie Kidd to John Barnes are guilt-tripped into making outfits out of their rubbish. Plus: the story behind one of the most defining moments in sports history. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Hollie Richardson, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

17, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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ear for eye review – a blistering call to action with Lashana Lynch
debbie tucker green’s adaptation of her stage play mixes spoken word, physical theatre and music to offer a vital perspective on racial injustice on both sides of the Atlantic

Chitra Ramaswamy

16, Oct, 2021 @10:40 PM

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Monica Galetti: ‘My goal was to be a chef, it wasn’t to be on TV’
The chef on 13 years of MasterChef: The Professionals, the many uses of Marmite and why she can’t have a banana in peace

Tim Lewis

16, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Degrees of separation: what connects Bill Clinton to Patty Hearst?
From Slick Willie to the kidnapped heiress via OJ Simpson: we go down the rabbit hole, thanks to the new American Crime Story series on the Lewinsky affair

Larry Ryan

16, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Desperately seeking Diana: can any actor get to the heart of the people’s princess?
The princess is now a constant presence on our screens, from a camp musical to The Crown. Such a blank canvas is a dream for directors and a nightmare for actors, writes Hadley Freeman

Hadley Freeman

16, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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