Television

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Idris Elba: ‘I used work to exorcise my demons’
The actor was working as a bouncer when he got a small part in a new show called The Wire. Two decades on, he’s a blockbuster fixture. The Suicide Squad star talks about fighting for his big break, losing his dad, and why acting helped him out of a ‘dark, weird junction’

Tom Lamont

24, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Reclaiming Amy review – the Winehouse family set the record straight
This agonising, intimate programme gives family and friends’ side of the singer’s complicated story, as a riposte to Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary Amy

Rebecca Nicholson

23, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Stephen Colbert: ‘The pandemic has exacerbated our pre-existing condition of extremely rich people’
Late-night hosts discuss vaccine misinformation, billionaires in space, growing concern over the climate crisis and super-yachts

Adrian Horton

23, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Tommy Dorfman, star of 13 Reasons Why, announces she is transgender
Actor who starred in Netflix hit has been ‘living as a trans woman’ for a year and will no longer play male characters

Guardian staff

23, Jul, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Ted Lasso season two review – the most joyous show on TV scores again
The footballing comedy digs deeper in its second run, with a frosty new foe for lovely coach Ted to crack … but it still stays true to its glorious, feelgood spirit

Lucy Mangan

23, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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TV tonight: Amy Winehouse’s mother recalls her daughter’s life
Ten year since the singer’s death, her parents offer their insights into the star’s story. Plus, the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett

23, Jul, 2021 @5:20 AM

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How male celebs really feel about their bodies – podcasts of the week
New podcast Manatomy encourages famous men from Chris Hoy to Tim Minchin to open up about their insecurities. Plus: Mark Steel and Marina Hyde

Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies and Danielle Stephens

23, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Superstore: the workplace sitcom the world needs right now
It’s tricky for a comedy to deal with real-world issues without disappearing up its own woke-hole. It helps that this one is also gloriously stupid

Andrew P Street

22, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Seth Meyers: Trump presidency was ‘Epcot world showcase of corruption’
Late-night hosts discuss the arrest of ex-Trump inaugural chair Tom Barrack and the GOP’s late change of heart on vaccines

Adrian Horton

22, Jul, 2021 @3:31 PM

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‘Like a horror film’: revisiting the Fyre-esque disaster of Woodstock 99
A new documentary surveys the mess of Woodstock 1999 – a disaster of poor planning and a microcosm of toxic masculinity, raunch culture and entitlement

Adrian Horton

22, Jul, 2021 @2:47 PM

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Aaron Eckhart’s teenage obsessions: ‘Pink Floyd saved my life’
The Hollywood star recalls his childhood in San Jose, Sydney and Walton-on-Thames, falling for Grease and Macbeth – and his enduring love for The Young Ones

As told to Rich Pelley

22, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The best thing Jeremy’s done: why I can’t wait for more Clarkson’s Farm
Amazon has renewed Jeremy Clarkson’s farming show after rumours it had been axed. It pains me to say it but … I hope it runs and runs. It’s the real deal

Stuart Heritage

22, Jul, 2021 @9:15 AM

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