Jack Thorne

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021
The great telly countdown hits the top spot with a furiously joyful, gut-wrenching five-part drama that was funny and full of life

22, Dec, 2021 @6:03 AM

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Why it’s time to end TV’s deplorable prejudice against disabled people
Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival about the scandalous lack of representation and disgraceful conditions my colleagues endure means underlining systemic failures

Jack Thorne

23, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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The week in theatre: After Life; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars – review
Ghosts confront bureaucracy and memory; and a murdered man’s spirit inspires his twin sister to tackle racial injustice

Susannah Clapp

13, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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After Life review – an ode to precious moments and stage management
Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film about dead souls living out eternal memories is charmingly done

Kate Wyver

10, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Michael Sheen to star in Under Milk Wood at the National Theatre
Reconfigured Olivier theatre will show Dylan Thomas classic in June reopening with Jack Thorne play set for Dorfman stage

Chris Wiegand

25, Mar, 2021 @10:24 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – Andrew Lincoln's Scrooge is a tearjerking gem
The Old Vic’s zoom-broadcast version of the Dicken classic is full of heart and pulls back the curtain on Covid-era theatre

Claire Armitstead

18, Dec, 2020 @12:15 PM

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Jack Thorne: 'Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in anger, and I love him for that'
The screenwriter and dramatist on why we’re all Scrooge, writing a Covid care home drama and his brush with Star Wars

Michael Hogan

06, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Radioactive review – Marie Curie biopic fast-forwards to Hiroshima
Rosamund Pike plays the physicist with dignity and froideur in this respectful drama that shows her brilliant discoveries – and their effects

Peter Bradshaw

15, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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On the horn, Jack Thorne! The writer on his Paris jazz sizzler The Eddy
He’s the gritty chronicler of disaffected Britain. So what tempted the writer of This Is England to tackle the Paris jazz scene? Clue: not the jazz. As it launches on Netflix, he tells all

Toby Moses

19, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The week in TV: The A Word, Isolation Stories, The Eddy; Trying; Homeland – review
Peter Bowker’s wry autism drama returned to fresh complications, ITV went full lockdown, and Netflix’s jazz story was all tuned up with nowhere to go

Euan Ferguson

10, May, 2020 @8:30 AM

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'You can dream bigger': what writers prefer about stage to screen
Lucy Prebble, Vinay Patel, Rachel De-lahay and Jack Thorne have all had major success on TV. But what do they particularly love about writing for theatre?

Interviews by Miriam Gillinson

08, May, 2020 @7:25 PM

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‘She’s the real deal’: top TV writers on mentoring the stars of the future
British TV talents from Lucy Prebble to Paul Abbott are helping to diversify drama – by spotting and mentoring emerging writers

Kate Kellaway

19, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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