Television & radio

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Authentic casting ignores craft of acting, says Succession’s Brian Cox
Actor recounts conversation about casting of disabled roles and ridicules billionaires’ space race

Nadia Khomami

11, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Scenes from a Marriage review – Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac’s uncoupling is all killer, no filler
Ingmar Bergman’s powerful 70s series has been reimagined for our pandemic times, with its two leads navigating the pain and frustration of a brutal breakup, and agonising separation

Lucy Mangan

11, Oct, 2021 @9:10 PM

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John Oliver on digital misinformation: ‘There needs to be more public pressure on platforms’
The Last Week Tonight host looked at the alarming rise in fake news spread between immigrant communities due to a lack of regulation and other alternatives

Guardian staff

11, Oct, 2021 @2:39 PM

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‘A story people need to know’: behind a shocking TV series about the opioid crisis
In the revealing new drama Dopesick, starring Michael Keaton, the horrifying story of the painkillers and the company that created them is brought to a wide audience

David Smith in Washington

11, Oct, 2021 @6:32 AM

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TV tonight: Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac fall apart in Scenes from a Marriage
There’s an intense new reimagining of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 classic, while Paul Merson gives a brave first-person account of gambling addiction. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jones and Simon Wardell

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘There was always an excuse to take a drink’: Succession’s Alan Ruck on Ferris Bueller, booze and bouncing back
After a decades-long slump, the actor’s career came roaring back with the role of Connor Roy. He talks about his 80s success, his ‘attitude problems’ and his excitement about Succession’s new series

Hadley Freeman

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Angela Black review – domestic abuse drama teeters towards the exploitative
A tremendous performance from Joanne Froggatt saves ITV’s new six-part drama about a woman caught in a violent marriage from drifting into absurdity

Lucy Mangan

10, Oct, 2021 @9:05 PM

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: week three results show – as it happened
James Bond! Bodyguard! Er, Shrek! It was Movie Week on the Strictly dancefloor, but which couple were gone when the credits rolled?

Heidi Stephens

10, Oct, 2021 @7:01 PM

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Saturday Night Live: host Kim Kardashian West struggles to keep up
The unlikely choice of host leads to a patchy show with a host of desperate celebrity cameos, from Amy Schumer to Kris Jenner to Chris Rock

Zach Vasquez

10, Oct, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Succession star Brian Cox: ‘I’m enjoying this. It’s like confession…’
In a lively and wide-ranging conversation, the revered actor talks Hollywood rivalries, Scottish independence – and the future of the hit TV show

Mark Kermode

10, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The week in TV: Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution; Ridley Road; The Mating Game; Murder Island
The story of the birth of New Labour reminds us how politics used to work, Sarah Solemani’s fascism drama struggles to find the right tone – and a gameshow looks dead on arrival

Barbara Ellen

10, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Victoria Coren Mitchell: ‘I’m not at all competitive, which surprises people’
The writer, presenter and professional poker player on taking part in Taskmaster, her pub quiz dilemma and a life surrounded by comedians

Michael Hogan

10, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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