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Sherwood finale review – every arrow hit its mark
Stuffed with the best British acting talent in a generation, this gloriously directed, superbly written ending was quietly devastating. There seems to be nothing its creator James Graham can’t do

Lucy Mangan

28, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Aids: The Unheard Tapes review – tragedy and joy from voices no longer with us
This powerful documentary, based on recordings made by those caught in the first wave of HIV, is remarkable in its celebration of a hedonistic lifestyle shaped in part by a homophobic society

Lucy Mangan

27, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Scouting for Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret review – terrible tales of sexual abuse in the modelling industry
Grooming, conditioning, coercive control: nowadays we have words for fashion’s horrific treatment of young women in bygone decades. This sober expose puts the atrocities in the spotlight

Lucy Mangan

24, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Digested week: the joy of missing out on Glastonbury, and why moaning works
Glastonbury makes me revel in my sprung mattress, from where I can watch RMT boss Mick Lynch dressing down media pundits

Lucy Mangan

24, Jun, 2022 @11:07 AM

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Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain review – a controlled explosion of joy
While it doesn’t ignore the years of racism and prejudice, this is a warm celebration of Caribbean contributions to UK culture … and it couldn’t come at a more important time

Lucy Mangan

22, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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The Offer review – Godfather origin story drags on for longer than all three movies
This overly long, endlessly cliche-ridden drama about the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s classic mafia film lacks any point. Just watch the trilogy instead

Lucy Mangan

22, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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How to Hire a Hitman review – proof that the human race is utter garbage
This chilling investigation into how easy it is to hire a contract killer on the dark web shows exactly why we should pull the plug on the internet for good

Lucy Mangan

20, Jun, 2022 @10:05 PM

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Brian Cox: Seven Days on Mars review – out of this world!
The staggering science and jaw-dropping feats of humanity at mission control for Mars make the particle physicist more excited than ever. Will they find signs of life?

Lucy Mangan

17, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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The Lazarus Project review – Paapa Essiedu thrills in fun, stylish brain-scrambler
In Joe Barton’s gripping timebending saga, an app developer gets drawn into a secret society that keeps saving the world from imminent demise … until the cracks start to show

Lucy Mangan

16, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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God’s Favorite Idiot review – Melissa McCarthy has a divine gift for lifting the spirits
The authentic chemistry between the actor and her co-star husband elevates these apocalyptic hijinks to a higher plane … if not all the way to heaven

Lucy Mangan

15, Jun, 2022 @10:58 AM

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Sherwood review – the cleverest, most compelling show I’ve seen in years
James Graham’s crime drama about a crossbow killing rocking an ex-mining town is the TV equivalent of bowling a strike. Everything you could hope for is here

Lucy Mangan

13, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Avoidance review – Romesh Ranganathan may make you feel seen in the worst way
This gentle, truthful, beautifully performed comedy about the ultimate beta male is painful in its accuracy – and will speak to so many of us

Lucy Mangan

10, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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