Television & radio

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Tony McNamara on The Great: ‘Historians have to know we’re making mistakes on purpose’
Ahead of the season two premiere, the Australian screenwriter explains his fresh, bawdy and wilfully anachronistic take on Catherine the Great

Walter Marsh

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Saturday Night Live: Jonathan Majors and Taylor Swift can’t save ho-hum episode
After a strong start to the season, the show returns to underwhelming form with skits skewering Ted Cruz and Quibi

Zach Vasquez

14, Nov, 2021 @2:24 PM

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TV tonight: suspicion intensifies in Channel 4’s guiltily good thriller
More clues unearthed in the second episode of Christopher Eccleston and Connie Nielsen’s Close to Me. Plus: Top Gear returns. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue, Henry Wong and Simon Wardell

14, Nov, 2021 @10:39 AM

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Where have all the translators gone?
The global audience for foreign-language streaming shows has never been larger. But subtitlers are leaving the industry in droves

Miranda Bryant

14, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sooty and pals expected to sell for up to £1,500 at auction
Puppets used by the prop expert from British television’s longest-running children’s show are going under the hammer

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

14, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Peter Capaldi: ‘Don’t worry, I don’t suddenly think I’m a rock star’
The actor on political corruption, the genius of Terence Davies and making a solo album in his 60s

Michael Hogan

14, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The week in TV: The Shrink Next Door; Inside the Care Crisis With Ed Balls; Beat the Devil; The Tower
A conniving shrink takes over his patient’s life as Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd reunite; Ed Balls gets to grips with elderly care; and Ralph Fiennes fumes in the David Hare play the BBC didn’t want

Barbara Ellen

14, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The week in audio: Things Fell Apart; Doomsday Watch; 5 live Breakfast
Jon Ronson seeks out the origins of the culture wars; Arthur Snell wonders how it will all end; and Rick Edwards is a Breakfast natural

Miranda Sawyer

13, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Olivia Colman: ‘Portraying a murderer? It was less pressure than playing the Queen’
From supporting parts on TV to Hollywood stardom to her darkest role yet: the Oscar winner reveals why even the toughest jobs can’t compare to her role in The Crown

Sophie Heawood

13, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Robbie Savage: Making Macclesfield FC – this would be touching TV … if football’s court jester would shut up
This documentary about the club remade from the ashes of Macclesfield Town FC should be a moving paean to the fans. Instead, it ends up totally dominated by one man

Joel Golby

13, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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TV tonight: can Robbie Savage really build a football club from the ashes?
Meet the colourful characters behind Macclesfield FC. Plus: Cynthia Erivo and Alfie Boe perform at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Hannah J Davies, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

13, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Michael Pointon obituary
Other lives: Radio and TV producer for ITV and the BBC

Paul Foxall

12, Nov, 2021 @7:05 PM

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