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The Andrew Neil Show review – back to his best with curry, porn and Jacob Rees-Mogg
After a grim era at GB News, the premier political interviewer’s cracking new show is bold, jokey … and managed to make Rees-Mogg seriously squirm

Mark Lawson

08, May, 2022 @7:59 PM

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Dennis Waterman: a streetwise natural in three great British TV series
The co-star of The Sweeney, Minder and New Tricks was a born performer who brought working-class south London edge to the small screen

Mark Lawson

08, May, 2022 @7:31 PM

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It’s A Sin to Mare of Easttown: who will win the 2022 TV Bafta awards – and who really deserves to?
This might be one of the most complicated years ever for choosing the victors in the UK’s glitziest television awards. But we’re trying anyway! Here are our picks of who should (and who will) win

Mark Lawson

06, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends review – a glorious all-star memorial service
Judi Dench, Rob Brydon, Imelda Staunton and Bernadette Peters joined the cast for this superb tribute to a genius

Mark Lawson

04, May, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Piers Morgan Uncensored review – a bad Jeremy Clarkson tribute act … with added Trump
The egotist-in-chief returns to TV promising an ‘island of sanity’ in ‘a world gone mad.’ But he’ll need to do way worse than this weak opener with Donald Trump to make his new gig a hit

Mark Lawson

25, Apr, 2022 @9:28 PM

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Henry VI: Rebellion / Wars of the Roses review – thrilling games of thrones
With their portrait of a wobbling monarchy and egotistical leadership, these rare stagings are particularly topical

Mark Lawson

21, Apr, 2022 @11:39 AM

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The Taxidermist’s Daughter review – Kate Mosse’s gothic mystery stuffed with visual thrills
Mosse’s adaptation of her blood-soaked novel delivers on chills but could do with more substance amid the sound and fury

Mark Lawson

20, Apr, 2022 @1:21 PM

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Death, fraud and canoes: how a mind-blowing insurance scam became an ITV drama
John Darwin pretended to die at sea – then spent years in a secret room in his house while his sons mourned. As The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe brings the caper to TV, its creator and star talk crime, coercion … and dentures

Mark Lawson

15, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Our Man in Havana review – Graham Greene classic becomes a clever musical
The actor-musicians deserve an award for multitasking here, switching between roles and instruments in a production exploring lying and dual identities

Mark Lawson

12, Apr, 2022 @2:08 PM

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I’m Sorry, I [Still] Haven’t a Clue … how radio’s smuttiest show has beaten the censors for 50 years
Innuendo, tone-deaf singing and dreadful wages: as the cherished BBC panel game celebrates its half century, we look back at its finest moments – and its future

Mark Lawson

11, Apr, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Anyone Can Whistle review – Sondheim flop gets a blazing revival
This 1964 curiosity – whose original production closed on Broadway after nine performances – finds brilliant new contexts for its absurdist story

Mark Lawson

06, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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June Brown: the genius chainsmoking queen of the East End
Brown, who played the beloved Albert Square scandal-monger Dot Cotton, was the most technically gifted EastEnders star – and the only actor in UK soap history to carry an entire episode alone

Mark Lawson

04, Apr, 2022 @1:19 PM

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