Television & radio

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Irvine Welsh: ‘We’re heading for an anarchist paradise where we play football and make love’
The notorious author is breaking new ground with his TV debut. He talks about messed up cops, exorcising Sick Boy … and writing the tunes for Trainspotting: The Musical

Zoe Williams

12, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Channel 4 renews The Great British Bake Off deal for three years
Value of agreement for the show, which was formerly on the BBC, has not been disclosed

Mark Sweney

12, Nov, 2021 @12:12 PM

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The Shrink Next Door review – Paul Rudd traps Will Ferrell in a cult of two
Ferrell is a neurotic patient and Rudd a dangerously narcissistic therapist, in this plodding drama about a real-life scam which is saved by the sheer unbelievability of its source material

Lucy Mangan

12, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Tick, Tick … Boom! to The Colour Room: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
Lin-Manuel Miranda brings us a vibrant new musical, while Peter Jackson brings the first world war to colourful life in gobsmacking fashion

Simon Wardell

12, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Dopesick review – the heinous truth behind America’s opioid emergency
This eight-part drama unpicks the immorality and greed that led to the rise of “miracle painkiller” OxyContin – but is it trying to tackle too much?

Lucy Mangan

12, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Wheel of Time to Tiger King: seven best shows to stream this week
Rosamund Pike stars in Amazon’s magical new fantasy epic, while the Tiger King returns to Netflix. Plus: the beloved anime Cowboy Bebop comes to physical life

Phil Harrison and Hollie Richardson

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Yellowjackets review – gory Lord of Flies series gets lost in the wilderness
The brash thriller, starring Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis and Melanie Lynskey, is an ambitious meditation on survival and middle age with turbulent tonal shifts

Adrian Horton

12, Nov, 2021 @6:02 AM

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TV tonight: a radical surf documentary from the man behind Fyre and Tiger King
The opening episode of a six-part series about Garrett McNamara. Plus: Young Rock features a flashforward to a 2032 presidential run. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison, Hannah J Davies and Simon Wardell

12, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: from Boeing engineer to bank robber
Hooked tells the story of how addiction led Tony Hathaway to embark on a shocking crime spree. Plus: chilling catfish hit Sweet Bobby, and the rise and fall of the phone sex industry

Hannah J Davies, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Christopher Cherry

12, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Netflix drops ‘hurtful and derogatory’ Latina housekeeper role from Neil Patrick Harris sitcom
Actor Ada Maris spoke out after reading for an ‘offensively stereotypical’ character in Uncoupled, a new comedy

Adrian Horton

11, Nov, 2021 @8:54 PM

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Queerpiphany review: LGBTQ+ bingewatch is joyous – and profound
Guests including Nick Grimshaw reveal their cultural ‘lightbulb moments’, in a charming series hosted by Munroe Bergdorf and drag star Tayce that couldn’t have come at a better time

Josh Lee

11, Nov, 2021 @2:20 PM

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From Louis Walsh to Motsi Mabuse: our favourite TV judges
The X Factor’s master of indecision, Strictly’s hilarious dancing queen, plus the least qualified foodie on TV and more. Our writers pick their top telly adjudicators

Stuart Heritage, Hannah J Davies, Rachel Aroesti, Graeme Virtue, Ammar Kalia, Henry Wong, Hollie Richardson and Luke Holland

11, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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