James Graham

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‘There’s something Shakespearean about Gareth Southgate’: the epic play about England’s hero
He came back from a disastrous penalty to reignite the English men’s football team – and inspire a country in the grip of gloom. Writer James Graham reveals how he turned the ‘quiet guy doing The Impossible Job’ into gripping drama

David Hytner

30, May, 2023 @3:19 PM

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Shelley Maxwell: the soul-stirring master mover who makes superheroes dance
From The Secret Life of Bees to The Marvels, she is the choreographer everyone wants. The Jamaican dynamo talks about turning humans into horses, turbo-charging TV debates and her dream Bob Marley gig

Chris Wiegand

02, May, 2023 @11:35 AM

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Bafta TV awards 2023: full list of nominations
From Sherwood to Derry Girls, Top Boy to Big Boys and beyond, here is every single nominee up for the year’s biggest British TV awards

22, Mar, 2023 @8:19 AM

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Baldwin v Buckley: how the ‘debate play’ made a riveting resurgence
Verbal clashes from history are being thrillingly restaged for modern audiences. Do these grand battles prove we’ve lost the art of disagreement? And could watching them anew change the politics of tomorrow?

Arifa Akbar

17, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘Don’t make Frasier best friends with Elon Musk!’ Writers and comics offer their reboot tips
The pompous, sherry-sipping, opera-loving Freudian will soon return. But with Niles out, Seattle abandoned and the star an avowed Trumpist, how can the beloved show recapture its magic? We asked the sitcom’s superfans

Elle Hunt

27, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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TV: Barbara Ellen’s 10 best shows of 2022
Fire-breathing fantasy, hot drama in the kitchen, a tale of five sisters, many arrows, a lone boy, the wide open plain – and delicious Sicilian excess

Barbara Ellen

18, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Best of Enemies review – stylish staging of a landmark TV clash
The 1968 debate between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr is depicted with verve and feels uncomfortably up-to-date

Arifa Akbar

29, Nov, 2022 @11:51 AM

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Tammy Faye: A New Musical review – Elton John’s hymn to biblical kitsch
Songs belt out deliriously in this romp through rise and fall of the Bakker televangelists and latterday gay icons – so thick and fast the James Graham script and Jake Shears lyrics are sometimes overwhelmed by glitz

Arifa Akbar

27, Oct, 2022 @8:43 AM

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‘Fame, greed, redemption – the story is biblical’: behind the scenes of Tammy Faye
With songs by Elton John and Jake Shears and a script by James Graham, this new musical about the televangelist has a lot of talent behind it. The creative team explain how they brought her dramatic life story to the stage

Ella Braidwood

14, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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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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Go on, gizza play: Boys from the Blackstuff lives again – on stage
Alan Bleasdale works with Sherwood creator James Graham to revisit TV masterpiece

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 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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