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The week in TV: Irma Vep; The Sandman; All or Nothing: Arsenal; Paper Girls
It’s meta madness as Olivier Assayas gets to remake his own film as a TV series; Old Testament meets Ouija board in Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasy; and the Gunners get a going over

Barbara Ellen

07, Aug, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The week in TV: Under the Banner of Heaven; Love Island; The Newsreader; Myanmar: The Forgotten Revolution
Righteous indignation fuels Disney’s Mormon murder mystery; Love Island staggers to a close; The Newsreader is over far too soon; and a brilliant documentary reports on Myanmar’s descent into civil war

Barbara Ellen

31, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Gen Z for zero tolerance: why British youth are turning off booze
Alcohol consumption among 16- to 24-year-olds is falling. So what is behind this new temperance?

Barbara Ellen

24, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Control Room; Maryland; Unvaccinated; Better Things
An emergency call handler is bombarded with improbable plot twists in the BBC’s new thriller; playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s fury sears on the small screen; and Covid vaccine sceptics get the needle

Barbara Ellen

24, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The week in TV: Breeders; Night Coppers; The Terminal List; Sneakerhead; Big Zuu’s Big Eats
Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard raise a glass or 12 to the pressures of parenthood; after-hours Brighton proves demanding to police; and Big Zuu is a feast of fun

Barbara Ellen

17, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The week in TV: Black Bird; The Baby; Ghislaine Maxwell: The Making of a Monster and more
Paul Walter Hauser and Taron Egerton burn through the screen in Apple’s serial killer drama; The Baby goes to comedy’s darkest side; and the day Hawaii’s nuclear attack drill went horribly wrong

Barbara Ellen

10, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The week in TV: The Undeclared War; Aids: The Unheard Tapes; Sherwood; Only Murders in the Building and more
Coders fight to save Britain in Peter Kosminsky’s masterly cyberdrama; lip-synced Aids testimonies hit home; and James Graham’s Sherwood draws to a thrilling close

Barbara Ellen

03, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Access All Areas by Barbara Charone review – my rock’n’roll friends
One of the most formidable music PRs in rock, ‘BC’ opens up about her decades of hanging out with the likes of Keith Richards, Mark Ronson and Madonna

Barbara Ellen

03, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The week in TV: Suspect; The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN; Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain; Ellie and Natasia
James Nesbitt’s latest troubled detective got lost in neo-noir gloom, an excellent documentary exposed the UN’s seedy side, Lenny Henry celebrated cultural diversity, and a new sketch show sparkled

Barbara Ellen

26, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Glastonbury festival on BBC is my armchair pilgrimage to hipster Disneyland
Exemplary wraparound coverage on TV, radio and online captured the exhilarating thrill of the music without the knee-deep mud slides

Barbara Ellen

25, Jun, 2022 @5:31 PM

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The week in TV: Sherwood; The Lazarus Project; Grenfell: Five Years, Five Stories; God’s Favorite Idiot
A stellar cast shines in James Graham’s gripping miners’ strike mystery; Paapa Essiedu goes time-travelling to save the world

Barbara Ellen

19, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The week in TV: Everything I Know About Love; We Own This City; My Name Is Leon; Avoidance
Dolly Alderton’s millennial memoir and Kit de Waal’s acclaimed social care novel are brought to the screen with aplomb, while David Simon’s new Baltimore cop drama is brutally compelling

Barbara Ellen

12, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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