Shane Meadows

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The 50 best TV shows of 2019: No 5 – The Virtues
Stephen Graham returns as Shane Meadows’ muse in a series that starts as a desperate trawl through abuse and survival and evolves into a devastating depiction of everyday heroism

Phil Harrison

13, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Vicky McClure: ‘I couldn't stay in London. I begrudge paying so much for a pint'
As she returns to our screens in a new drama about an abusive relationship, the actor talks about sexist directors, ignoring Line of Duty – and why people think she’s living on the moon

Emine Saner

15, Jul, 2019 @4:15 PM

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After Bodyguard, Inside No 9 and Killing Eve, why are our TV writers still underrated?
Melvyn Bragg explains how a desire to debunk cultural snobbery led him to devote his new series of The South Bank Show to creators of small-screen drama

Melvyn Bragg

13, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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The week in TV: Years and Years; The Virtues; Mum and Game of Thrones
Russell T Davies’s dystopian drama traces the Lyons family fortunes with wit and thrills

Euan Ferguson

19, May, 2019 @6:00 AM

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The Virtues review – a harrowing triumph by Shane Meadows
Stephen Graham stars as a man who loses his son then unravels completely in Meadows’ bruising and brilliant new drama, his first since dealing with his own sexual abuse

Lucy Mangan

15, May, 2019 @9:00 PM

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Line of Duty's Stephen Graham: 'My throat-slitting was superb. I'm good at dying'
He’s pals with Scorsese and DiCaprio but drives a banger, lives in a sleepy English village and loves reiki. As his searing new show The Virtues arrives, we meet the ‘spiritual scally’

Lanre Bakare

06, May, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Shane Meadows: ‘For many years I didn't remember it... but it caused me a lifetime of anguish’
The director speaks for the first time about the horrific episode from his childhood that inspired his new TV drama The Virtues

Miranda Sawyer

05, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Partridge, politics and period pomp: the must-see TV shows of 2019
Drama catches on to Brexit, Shane Meadows goes to Ireland, Helen Mirren plays Catherine the Great, and winter comes to Westeros

Lanre Bakare, Gwilym Mumford and Stuart Heritage

02, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Can Paddy Considine's Journeyman land a knockout blow for British boxing movies?
Despite the sport’s popularity in the UK, Britain has never produced a fight flick anywhere near the likes of Rocky or Raging Bull. Can it ever change?

Christina Newland

13, Mar, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Shirley Henderson webchat – your questions answered on Trainspotting, Moaning Myrtle and singing Dylan
The Scottish star, who is currently in Girl from the North Country, talked about Harry Potter, curries with Shane Meadows and finding a ‘sweet agony’ in her characters

29, Jan, 2018 @2:14 PM

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Preacher's Joe Gilgun: 'I don’t want to be a sexy vampire'
The This is England actor is back as the alcoholic vampire Cassidy in the second series of Seth Rogen’s comic-book adaptation. He talks to Lanre Bakare

Interview by Lanre Bakare

23, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Vicky McClure: ‘Nothing I do will ever top working with Shane Meadows’
She is plain spoken, reluctantly glamorous and shaping up as Britain’s best screen actor. Vicky McClure talks to Megan Conner

Megan Conner

17, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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