Television & radio

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From stolen nudes to ‘rape chat’: the horrific drama tackling the sexual assault epidemic in UK schools
Sexual violence is so normalised that 59% of young women have been attacked. The creators and stars of bold new show Consent explain this awful culture – and why it’s worse in private schools

Hollie Richardson

07, Feb, 2023 @10:42 AM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: radio to make you weep recklessly
Isn’t it strange that we can become so fond of invisible characters made of vibrations in the air? As Ambridge loses one of its patron saints, I mourn deeply – and I cannot be alone

Charlotte Higgins

07, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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TV tonight: a disturbing drama about the rise of rape culture in schools
Natalie doesn’t remember having sex with Archie in this essential one-off film. Plus, Shamima Begum tells her story. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue and Stuart Heritage

07, Feb, 2023 @6:20 AM

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The Last of Us recap episode four – ambush in Kansas!
Ellie gets to grips with a gun, Joel has a rude awakening – and here’s Melanie Lynskey as the revolutionary Kathleen. But don’t be fooled by her dulcet tones … she’s as twisted as they come

Andy Welch

06, Feb, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Spring Walks review – not even a trampolining goat can save this feelbad TV
Armed with a selfie stick, Dragons’ Den’s Sara Davies strides forth to try to reclaim the countryside. If only she were as interesting or poetic as the captions – or the animals …

Stuart Jeffries

06, Feb, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Val McDermid on Happy Valley: ‘TV every bit as manipulative as Tommy Lee Royce’
Heartstopping for millions of us, cleansing for Catherine Cawood – and not about the feckless, violent men at all in fact. The legendary crime novelist gives thanks for a TV great

Val McDermid

06, Feb, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Happy Valley finale is most-watched TV programme of year
Figures show BBC can still outdo streaming services, but search is now on for its next mega-hit

Jim Waterson Media editor

06, Feb, 2023 @12:42 PM

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TV tonight: Melanie Lynskey is terrifying in The Last of Us
We also get to know Ellie and Joel better. Plus, an in-depth look at Putin’s intervention in Syria. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale and Stuart Heritage

06, Feb, 2023 @6:20 AM

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‘Someone threw a brick at my car’: what’s it like to play a terrible TV villain?
Feared on set, abused in the street, besieged by hate mail … as Happy Valley’s Tommy Lee Royce blazes into history, stars from The Sopranos, Bad Sisters, Brookside and more tell all about playing evil incarnate

Michael Hogan

06, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Happy Valley recap: series three finale – Sarah Lancashire is utterly monumental
What an absolutely electrifying ending. Sally Wainwright masterfully wrongfooted viewers, while the show’s star was outstanding. Baftas surely beckon

Michael Hogan

05, Feb, 2023 @10:10 PM

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Happy Valley finale review – one of TV’s greatest trilogies gets a fiery farewell
This awe-inspiring drama’s ending was full of redemption, justice and bitter laughs. Together, Sarah Lancashire and Sally Wainwright are invincible

Lucy Mangan

05, Feb, 2023 @10:10 PM

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Saturday Night Live: Pedro Pascal makes a promising debut as host
The Last of Us star makes the most of uneven material with a game showing in sketches that cover everything from absurd Super Bowl ads to gritty video game adaptations

Zach Vasquez

05, Feb, 2023 @3:21 PM

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