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State of the Union review – Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson lift a sticky, slovenly script
At first, this marriage drama about a couple in therapy feels so contrived it’s hard to get through. But outstanding performances turn it into something far more endearing

Rebecca Nicholson

24, May, 2022 @9:49 PM

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Prejudices that led to witch-hunts still affect women today, says historian
Lucy Worsley, whose BBC TV series focuses on powerless people, says women continue to bear brunt of men’s rage

Tobi Thomas

17, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Surviving the Mary Whitehouse experience | Letter
Letter: A BBC Two production of Zola’s Nana prompted a furious letter of condemnation, writes David Conroy


01, Apr, 2022 @4:54 PM

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BBC to mark the Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary with new documentaries
The series My Life as a Rolling Stone will feature an hour-long film on each member, including the late Charlie Watts

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Mar, 2022 @10:55 AM

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‘They had their own cameras trained on me’ – Louis Theroux on his showdowns with US extremists
In his new show Forbidden America, the presenter meets white nationalists, trigger-happy rappers and other inflammatory figures. Here, he argues that, rather than no-platforming them, we need to hear what they say

Louis Theroux

10, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I’ve seen everything as a counsellor. But Couples Therapy still has me gripped
Most people want their sessions to remain private, but a new TV show that lifts the lid on the process is compelling – and rewarding

Lucy Cavendish

22, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The Hunt for Bible John – is this the best true-crime documentary ever made?
A city is in crisis, a serial killer is on the loose in 1960s Glasgow and the BBC’s excellent documentary series feels like a David Fincher drama

Stuart Heritage

04, Jan, 2022 @4:40 PM

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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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BBC inquiry dismisses Rupert Murdoch complaints about documentary series
Complaints unit backs makers of Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty, except over section on Tory ‘sleaze’ stories

Jim Waterson Media editor

20, Aug, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Arctic thriller’s film crew struggled to find true frozen waste
Colin Farrell and his co-stars in the BBC’s North Water shocked at the loss of wilderness at the north pole from global heating

Dalya Alberge

01, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ex-police reveal bribes and threats used to cover up corruption in 70s London
BBC documentary to examine incidents that led to setting up of unit on which Line of Duty’s AC-12 is based

Duncan Campbell

08, Apr, 2021 @2:30 PM

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'Witch' tweets reflect society's fear of older women, says Mary Beard
Inside Culture host draws parallel between witch trials of the past and the online abuse she receives

Matthew Weaver

09, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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