Television & radio

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‘Irish people have faced centuries of discrimination’: why are Lord of the Rings’ accents so offensively bad?
The harfoots’ accents in The Rings of Power aren’t just deeply inappropriate – they’re awful. But Amazon’s drama isn’t the first fantasy show to struggle with dialect …

Andy Welch

28, Sep, 2022 @9:39 AM

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Andor star Diego Luna: ‘I thought I could do whatever I wanted after Rogue One. I was naive’
As the Mexican actor reprises the role of Cassian Andor for the latest Star Wars spin-off, he talks about the the ups and downs of working with the franchise, and the film that made his name, Y Tu Mamá También

Ryan Gilbey

28, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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TV tonight: Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson is television at its most triggering
Michael Winterbottom’s pandemic drama is sickeningly accurate. Plus: risky business for Catherine in the season finale of The Great. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

28, Sep, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Industry season two review – TV as stressful as drinking 10 espressos then speaking in public, naked
The deliciously evil banking drama is back! And it just gets better and better as the characters get worse and worse

Rebecca Nicholson

27, Sep, 2022 @10:35 PM

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Industry season two, episode one recap – not even the drugs will save them now
The hit banking saga returns with many highs and backstabbing lows – as life has got even more cut-throat in the age of Covid. Watch out for that plunging pound!

Elle Hunt

27, Sep, 2022 @10:35 PM

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Make Me Prime Minister review – absolute, exquisite agony
It’s The Apprentice for aspiring politicians – starring Thatcher devotees and Jackie Weaver. As reality TV, it is perfect. As a viewing experience, it’s hell

Lucy Mangan

27, Sep, 2022 @9:20 PM

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The Great British Bake Off 2022: week three – as it happened
Who rose up and proved themselves – and who kneaded all the help they could get – in bread week? Brace yourselves

Scott Bryan

27, Sep, 2022 @8:14 PM

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A commie witch-hunt, a live abdication and a military invasion of sport: 100 years of the BBC, part two
Paul Robeson was embraced then banned, Gracie Fields beat cancer and trilled for the troops, news anchors got a catchphrase – and parental chinwags went transatlantic

Mark Lawson

27, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Interview with the Vampire review – Anne Rice’s gothic horror gets queer TV update
A hit-and-miss adaptation of the 1976 novel has replaced the homoeroticism of the 1994 movie with explicit sex

Charles Bramesco

27, Sep, 2022 @6:17 AM

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TV tonight: an excruciating reality show hunting for the next prime minister
Alastair Campbell and Sayeeda Warsi put a bunch of wannabes to the test. Plus: the big shakers in contemporary art look back. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

27, Sep, 2022 @5:20 AM

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‘It never goes away’: survivors have their say in 2017 Vegas shooting series
In docuseries 11 Minutes, the devastating attack on country musical festival attendees is relived but with survivors taking control of their narrative

Charles Bramesco

27, Sep, 2022 @5:16 AM

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House of the Dragon recap: episode six – TV deaths don’t get more horrific than that
With a new cast, shock torchings and GoT-level villains, this is brutal, brilliant television that sets the stage for the wars to come. The gamble to time-jump 10 years paid off royally

Tom Huddleston

26, Sep, 2022 @9:20 PM

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