Television & radio

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Can any fool read the news? Tim Dowling finds out
The Autocue is loaded up to see if Jeremy Paxman was right to dismiss the art of TV newsreading

Tim Dowling

16, Apr, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Catfish UK hosts Julie Adenuga and Oobah Butler: ‘Manipulating people online has never been easier’
As a British version of the hit US reality show launches, we spoke to its presenters about the rise of dating deception in lockdown – and what they’re doing to help

Coco Khan

16, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Leonardo review – an insipid portrait of Da Vinci painted by numbers
Even an intense, smock-wearing Aidan Turner can’t salvage Amazon Prime’s cringe-inducing, broad-brush portrait of the Renaissance icon

Lucy Mangan

16, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode five recap: truth, consequences and a famous face
Amid the fallout of Walker’s brutal actions, Sam learns more about the history of the shield, while Bucky puts things right with Wakanda

Andy Welch

16, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Is producer meddling ruining reality TV?
From The Circle to Love Island, ‘shocking’ twists don’t fool contestants – or viewers. Surely the best dramas occur when people are allowed to be themselves

Yomi Adegoke

16, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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TV tonight: the Food Unwrapped team find out about raspberries
Matt Tebbutt heads to Spain, while Andi Oliver looks into pre-prepared onions. Plus: Rosie Jones enjoys Whitby. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

16, Apr, 2021 @5:20 AM

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A riveting tale of electoral fraud – podcasts of the week
The makers of Serial examine a string of voter irregularities. Plus: how conspiracy theories and wellness overlap, and Esther Perel meets a couple struggling at work and at home

Hannah J Davies, Hannah Verdier and Charlie Phillips

16, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Frank of Ireland review – the Gleeson brothers wreak man-baby havoc
Brian and Domhnall Gleeson star as a washed-up narcissist and his put-upon sidekick in a new comedy which has the air of a wasted opportunity

Lucy Mangan

15, Apr, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Wahl Street: do we really need a Mark Wahlberg reality show?
In a new series based around the actor’s many businesses, bravado gets almost immediately, and only slightly, upturned by the Covid-19 pandemic

Stuart Heritage

15, Apr, 2021 @5:34 AM

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TV tonight: Brian and Domhnall Gleeson’s Frank of Ireland begins
The brothers’ offbeat comedy opens with cage-fighting to impress an ex. Plus: the conclusion of Pandemic 2020. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah J Davies, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

15, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘We spoon-feed audiences too much’: behind the creation of Wakefield, ABC’s lauded new drama
Writer Kristen Dunphy and director Jocelyn Moorhouse explain how their unorthodox singing and tap-dancing show about mental illness took flight

Meg Watson

15, Apr, 2021 @1:31 AM

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Call My Agent set to return for fifth season and a movie
The hit French comedy about a celebrity talent agency is making a surprise return after its fourth season was scheduled to be its last

Guardian staff

14, Apr, 2021 @6:27 PM

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