Television & radio

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Goodbye Insecure: how the hit HBO comedy changed the game
Issa Rae’s layered look at Black life in Los Angeles is entering its fifth, and final, season leaving behind a forceful legacy

Gloria Oladipo

23, Oct, 2021 @6:02 AM

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TV tonight: pump up the volume for Dylan Jones’s 80s music fest
Dylan Jones makes a compelling case for what he thinks is the best decade for modern music. Plus: a healthy dose of smut in Paris Police 1900. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale and Phil Harrison

23, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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From fruit salad to hot potato: how well do you know the Wiggles?
It is time for the slog of early parenthood to pay off. Get your pointer fingers ready and test your Wiggles knowledge in our quick quiz

Andrew P Street

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Radio listening figures will be a reckoning for entire UK industry
Analysis: first nationwide figures gathered since 2020 will indicate if pandemic has changed listening habits

Jim Waterson Media editor

22, Oct, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Invasion review – no stranger danger in Apple’s anaemic alien takeover
Meteor showers, mass nosebleeds, missing people … this small-screen tale of extra-terrestrials coming to Earth could be thrilling – if only something would actually happen

Lucy Mangan

22, Oct, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Christopher Walken: ‘I got a job as a lion tamer. Who’s going to turn that down?’
He started out working with big cats before becoming Hollywood’s go-to guy for menacing oddballs. He talks about The Deer Hunter, the perils of being a world-class dancer – and doing community service with Stephen Merchant

Stuart Jeffries

22, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Eighth Grade to Don’t Look Now: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
From Bo Burnham’s astute and moving depiction of adolescence to Nicholas Roeg’s iconoclastic horror, here’s what to stream and watch on British screens

Simon Wardell

22, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Colin in Black & White, Sex: Unzipped: the seven best shows to stream this week
Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay tell the story of the sportsman and activist’s early life, while puppets do unspeakable things in Netflix’s entertainingly lascivious documentary

Phil Harrison

22, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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TV tonight: inside the world of prolific guitar virtuoso Frank Zappa
Alex Winter’s documentary offers previously unseen footage of Zappa and his work. Plus: Mary Beard looks at the ongoing cultural exchange between the UK and Australia. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall and Graeme Virtue

22, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: more supernatural spookiness with the creator of the Battersea Poltergeist
Danny Robins returns to examine listeners’ freaky real-life tales. Plus: Radiolab pays homage to the cassette tape, and Home/Front tells the story of an unusual anti-war activist

Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies, Hollie Richardson and Jacqui Timberlake

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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New Yellow Wiggle Tsehay Hawkins: ‘If I can show kids how to be natural, that would mean the world to me’
The 15-year-old Ethiopian-born Latin dance star who is replacing Emma Watkins in the popular children’s group is pumped to be hitting the road with her childhood idols

Elissa Blake

22, Oct, 2021 @2:33 AM

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UK turns to Dua Lipa’s managers to end Eurovision misery
Tap management will choose Britain’s entrant for 2022 after string of disappointments

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @3:30 PM

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