Television & radio

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BBC's new EastEnders set over budget by £27m, watchdog finds
Delays mean rebuild will not deliver value for money, according to auditors

Rajeev Syal

13, Dec, 2018 @12:01 AM

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Thomas Baptiste obituary
Actor and singer whose roles ranged from Shakespeare to Coronation Street

Michael Coveney

12, Dec, 2018 @5:57 PM

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Wednesday’s best TV: Death and Nightingales; Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds: Christmas
Allan Cubitt’s excellent period drama draws to a dramatic close. Plus: a festive special sees the children trying to persuade residents to donate one item to the local food bank

Mike Bradley, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall, David Stubbs and Paul Howlett

12, Dec, 2018 @6:20 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 7 – The Good Fight
Christine Baranski stormed through a breezily brilliant legal drama that delivered a cathartic howl against Trump’s America

Rebecca Nicholson

12, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Counterpart: season two review – the superlative spy thriller returns
The magnificent JK Simmons continues to preside over a fiendishly complex plot in the spy-fi world of parallel universes

Chitra Ramaswamy

12, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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After 20 years, Praise remains unequalled in its depiction of sex and ordinary people | Joseph Earp
The love story at the heart of the 1998 Australian film isn’t a swooning Hollywood fairytale. This is romantic comedy about people you actually know

Joseph Earp

12, Dec, 2018 @5:03 AM

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Why are there so few Australian Christmas movies?
We watch the seasonal products from other countries and argue about them vigorously, so why is Australian Yuletide cheer so rarely committed to film?

Travis Johnson

11, Dec, 2018 @9:37 PM

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Keep the tape running: how interrogations became top-drawer TV
Netflix has announced a show focusing solely on the police interview room, which is ideal for an audience now hungry for every detail

Jack Seale

11, Dec, 2018 @11:59 AM

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How we made Horrible Histories
‘If someone getting wee poured over them helps people learn some facts, we’re doing our job right’

Interviews by Stuart Jeffries

11, Dec, 2018 @10:18 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 8 – Black Earth Rising
Hugo Blick tore up the TV rulebook with a pulsating drama that forced us to reflect on Rwanda’s horrifying chapter in modern history

David Stubbs

11, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Tuesday’s best TV: The Royal Variety Performance 2018; School
Take That feature in an evening of entertainment at the London Palladium and staff at a Bristol school prepare for an Ofsted inspection

Mike Bradley, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

11, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Sir Cliff: 60 Years in Public and Private review – an honest account of his troubling time
The story of the star’s battle to clear his name adds weight to a wider look at his career and commitment to privacy

Lucy Mangan

10, Dec, 2018 @10:00 PM

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