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Untapped, unsigned and frequently unhinged: a deep dive into TV TikTok
There’s Shakespeare the Roadman, life lessons from Grey’s Anatomy, and everything Gemma Collins has ever said or done. In the first of a series in which Guardian critics unearth the best of TikTok, our writer takes on its TV-related content

Ellen E Jones

08, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rebecca Hall on race, regret and her personal history: ‘In any family with a legacy of passing, it’s very tricky’
The actor has just directed her first film, an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel Passing. She discusses the family story that inspired her, cultural appropriation and class in Hollywood

Ellen E Jones

27, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: can Robert Carlyle save Britain in political thriller Cobra?
The actor plays a prime minister facing a slew of security threats in Sky’s drama. Plus a night of standing up to cancer. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Ali Catterall, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

15, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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debbie tucker green: ‘I’m still hustling the same hustle. You’re fighting to get your stuff made’
In a rare interview, the Olivier award-winning dramatist discusses her new film, ear for eye, the frustratingly slow pace of progress for black film-makers – and her preference for lower-case letters

Ellen E Jones

14, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Reservation Dogs review – a stereotype-smashing, Tarantino-esque triumph
Taika Waititi teams up with Native American showrunner Sterlin Harjo for a magical coming-of-age comedy about four teens who go on a lackadaisical crime spree

Ellen E Jones

13, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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TV tonight: Channel 4’s threesome obsession rolls on
The majority of people fantasise about sex with more than one person – but how does the reality stack up? Plus: a horrifying exposé of an Essex people smuggling tragedy. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Hannah J Davies and Graeme Virtue

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac fall apart in Scenes from a Marriage
There’s an intense new reimagining of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 classic, while Paul Merson gives a brave first-person account of gambling addiction. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jones and Simon Wardell

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: a classy, raunchy new French thriller
A young police officer unravels a murder mystery on the mean streets of 19th-century Paris. Plus: popcorn at the ready for movie week on Strictly. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

09, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Quick on the draw: Jeymes Samuel on remaking the western
Even Covid couldn’t stop the British film-maker reimagining the American genre – with one of the starriest Black casts imaginable

Ellen E Jones

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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TV tonight: Brassic is back for more brilliantly daft hijinks
Joe Gilgun’s Vinnie is out of prison, but a detective with a grudge is waiting for him. Plus, 28 Up: Millennium Generation. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

06, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: murder mystery meets reality TV on Murder Island
Members of the public must solve a fictional murder, devised by Ian Rankin. Plus: the Bake Off continues. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

05, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: how Tony Blair reinvented the Labour party
A new series digs deep into the rise of New Labour in the 1990s, plus can Daniel Radcliffe work miracles in the wild west? Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale and Ellen E Jones

04, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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