Television

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John Oliver on Subway franchisees: ‘Dream turned into a nightmare’
The Last Week Tonight criticised the sandwich store for its punishing practices that leave franchisees trapped and at a financial loss

Guardian staff

23, May, 2022 @3:29 PM

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‘My adolescence in Hollywood is a running joke’ – Penn Badgley on teen crushes and terrifying low self-esteem
The millennial pin-up made his name as Gossip Girl’s ‘lonely boy’ and a book-selling serial killer in You – but in his first podcast, Podcrushed, he’s proving he’s as full of self-doubt as the rest of us

Hollie Richardson

23, May, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Saturday Night Live: the 10 best sketches from the 47th season
A patchy season still managed some standout sketches including Cecily Strong’s memorable abortion skit and turns from Jason Sudeikis and Willem Dafoe

Zach Vasquez

23, May, 2022 @2:24 PM

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Challenge Anneka to be revived by Channel 5 after nearly 30 years
Anneka Rice, who was helicoptered in to complete a good cause on original show, urges fans to ‘dig out your lycra’

Matthew Weaver

23, May, 2022 @12:07 PM

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‘It was like a ceiling fell in’: the women whose lives have been saved by Gentleman Jack
From women moved to come out to devout Mormons who realised their sexuality isn’t ‘evil’, we meet those whose lives have changed for ever because of Sally Wainwright’s period drama

Rachel Aroesti

23, May, 2022 @11:20 AM

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TV tonight: Amanda Burton returns for Silent Witness special
As the BBC forensics drama turns 25, Sam Ryan makes a visit to the Lyell. Plus: Troy Deeney is on a mission. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier and Phil Harrison

23, May, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Prehistoric Planet review – you’ll genuinely think you’re watching real dinosaurs
This nature show about millions of years ago looks so good it’s like a wildlife documentary – especially as David Attenborough narrates. What a wonderful spectacle

Lucy Mangan

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Bend It Like Beckham: 20 Years On review – this lighthearted doc made me rewatch the film (and weep)
In 2002 I felt the movie had nothing to say to British Asians like me, or my football-mad mum. This engaging doc shows how much, and how little, has changed

Chitra Ramaswamy

22, May, 2022 @7:30 PM

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Saturday Night Live: major cast members bid farewell in season finale
Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney say goodbye as they depart the hit-and-miss comedy show

Zach Vasquez

22, May, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Goodbye to the age of rage: why Piers Morgan’s outrage journalism is flopping | John Harris
With sobering crises like Ukraine and the cost of living, it’s no surprise the appetite for venting behind a microphone is waning, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

22, May, 2022 @11:15 AM

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‘I felt, wow! I want this’: Sasha Lane and Alison Oliver on Conversations With Friends
Age, class and sexualities collide in the new TV version of Rooney’s novel. Here, its young leads discuss landing their roles in this wonky love quadrangle and how it feels to follow Normal People

Claire Armitstead

22, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Actor Nathaniel Curtis: ‘I realised It’s a Sin was a hit when Elton John called’
The actor on breaking through in C4’s It’s a Sin, his title role on stage in Britannicus – and always being seen as ‘the tall one with the long hair’

Michael Hogan

22, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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