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The week in TV: Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution; Ridley Road; The Mating Game; Murder Island
The story of the birth of New Labour reminds us how politics used to work, Sarah Solemani’s fascism drama struggles to find the right tone – and a gameshow looks dead on arrival

Barbara Ellen

10, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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‘It feels radical about women’: Nancy Mitford hits BBC One’s Sunday night slot
In The Pursuit of Love, Mitford explored shellshock, abuse and xenophobia ... but in a funny way, says director Emily Mortimer

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, May, 2021 @11:31 AM

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BBC defends coverage of Prince Philip funeral after complaints
Corporation says editorial choices reflected national broadcaster’s role at moment of national significance

Damien Gayle and agency

23, Apr, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Reeta Chakrabarti rejects Jeremy Paxman’s claim ‘any fool’ can read news
The BBC presenter did not agree that newsreading is a job for ‘an articulated suit’

Jim Waterson

13, Apr, 2021 @5:01 AM

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The week in TV: Intruder; Sort Your Life Out; Sitting; This Is a Robbery; Wellington Paranormal
Channel 5’s new drama was a cliffhanger in one sense only; Stacey Solomon sparked joy; and all was revealed in Katherine Parkinson’s beguiling debut play

Euan Ferguson

11, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The week in TV: ZeroZeroZero; The Drowning; The Repair Shop; Craftivism; Ramy – review
A new mafia drama boldly goes where all mafia dramas have gone before, while Ramy finally makes his debut on a UK channel

Euan Ferguson

07, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Doctor Who's Sacha Dhawan on his battle with anxiety: 'Getting help was scary'
The young actor, who plays the timelord’s arch enemy The Master, talks about his meaty new role in The Great – and reveals how he overcame the fears that used to leave him traumatised in his trailer

Stuart Heritage

05, Jan, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Huw Edwards: ‘By the fifth child, you're a brilliant parent'
The BBC News at Ten presenter on the after-effects of Covid, terrible haircuts and the lessons learned from a big family

Tim Lewis

20, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Strictly Come Dancing final set to be a ratings triumph whoever wins
The BBC show’s latest series has recorded the best viewing figures for years thanks in part to Covid rules

Heidi Stephens

18, Dec, 2020 @8:38 PM

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Bill Bailey: Comic, musician … and now Strictly dance master
Behind the comedian’s west country hippy persona lies a quick mind and even quicker step, as fans of TV’s Strictly are finding out

Vanessa Thorpe

29, Nov, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Strictly Come Dancing opener with first same-sex couple proves a hit
BBC show scores highest first-day ratings in three years as Covid rules change its feel

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

18, Oct, 2020 @3:07 PM

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The forgotten female writers of Play for Today: 'If you failed, it was pretty public'
From Paula Milne to Rose Tremain, the women who wrote for the BBC’s famous drama strand, which ran from 1970 to 1984, have been denied their place in the programme’s history

Mark Lawson

12, Oct, 2020 @2:00 PM

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