Sacha Dhawan

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Doctor Who quiz: can you tell your Sontarans from your Skithra?
Test your knowledge of Jodie Whittaker’s era as the Time Lord with our interstellar quiz

Beth Axford and Martin Belam

21, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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'It's my second home': UK arts figures pick the theatres that inspired them
Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In a new series, we celebrate their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

06, Jul, 2020 @12:25 PM

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Sacha Dhawan to star as a standup in Nikesh Shukla's lockdown drama
Yash Gill’s Power Half Hour, directed by Milli Bhatia, is among a new batch of Virtual Collaborators films released this week

Chris Wiegand

11, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'It felt like shutdown took my future': 50 creatives launch online dramas
From the anxiety of remote workers to the strain of isolated couples, a series of virtual collaborations masterminded by Danusia Samal looks at how our lives have changed

Chris Wiegand

27, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Allelujah! review – Alan Bennett's hospital drama is full of quiet anger
Patients’ singalongs, Arlene Phillips’s choreography and Bennett’s stinging wit light up a state-of-the-nation play set on a geriatric ward

Michael Billington

18, Jul, 2018 @9:00 PM

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The Boy With the Topknot – top notch with a dash of schmaltz
This adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir of growing up Sikh in the 60s is brave and funny ... but romantic additions detract from the love letter to a family

Sam Wollaston

13, Nov, 2017 @8:00 PM

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Monday’s best TV: The Boy with the Topknot; The Harbour
Sacha Dhawan stars in an adaptation of journalist Sathnam Sanghera’s witty and heartfelt memoirs; and high season in lovely Tenby

Ben Arnold, John Robinson, Ellen E Jones, Jack Seale, David Stubbs, Graeme Virtue and Mark Gibbings-Jones

13, Nov, 2017 @6:20 AM

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Sacha Dhawan, star of The Boy With the Topknot: ‘Why didn’t I do this sooner?’
The actor nearly turned down the starring role in the BBC’s primetime drama because it felt too close to his own roots. So why did he change his mind?

Nosheen Iqbal

10, Nov, 2017 @5:13 PM

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The best TV this week: Cillian Murphy is back in Brum for Peaky Blinders
Tommy Shelby tries to go legit, but the old life is pulling him back. Elsewhere, Scandal is sure to go out with a bang in its final series

The Guide

10, Nov, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Sathnam Sanghera on The Boy with the Topknot: ‘Mum cried while she told our story. I cried as I wrote it’
Sathnam Sanghera – and his mother – discuss his bestselling memoir about a British Sikh family’s struggle with mental illness and its new BBC adaptation

Emine Saner

05, Nov, 2017 @12:04 AM

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The must-watch TV of autumn 2017, from Blue Planet to Stranger Things
Strictly sparkles, David Simon goes hardcore, Jodie Foster bags a Black Mirror, Spike Lee has to have it – and it’s welcome back Winona Ryder, Larry David and the League of Gentlemen

Stuart Heritage, Mark Lawson and Kate Abbott

14, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things will last’
The beloved writer, now 82, talks about trying not to be an old git and waging war on squirrels

Robert McCrum

18, Dec, 2016 @8:00 AM

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