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Jed Mercurio: 'Some of the colloquialisms in Line of Duty are inspired by my dad'
The screenwriter on series six of the police procedural, laughing at Ted Hastings’s colloquialisms, and his forthcoming drama about Stephen Lawrence

Michael Hogan

08, Nov, 2020 @9:30 AM

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NHS doctors too busy for soapy storylines, says Bodies creator
Jed Mercurio, a former doctor, says medical dramas ignore the cynicism that infiltrates work

Aamna Mohdin

16, Oct, 2019 @3:19 PM

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Tangling with Jed Mercurio is all in the Line of Duty for Cressida Dick
How ironic that the Met chief is outraged by hit BBC shows inspired by police shooting an innocent man, and a too-personal protection officer

Marina Hyde

26, Sep, 2019 @4:24 PM

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Topless Poldark already looks quaint in our era of equal-opportunities nudity | Rebecca Nicholson
If we’re going to have flesh, then let’s have the lot, says the freelance writer Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson

28, Aug, 2019 @12:25 PM

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Killing Eve takes top prizes in Bafta TV awards 2019
Jodie Comer wins best leading actress award as Phoebe Waller-Bridge is praised for her ‘glass-shattering genius’

Jim Waterson Media editor

12, May, 2019 @9:04 PM

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Richard Madden: ‘I don’t like the look of me in the mirror’
Bodyguard made him a star – but he hasn’t always been comfortable as the lead. He talks about bullies, his inner ‘fat lad’ and new Elton John biopic Rocketman

Miranda Sawyer

04, May, 2019 @9:00 AM

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How to end Game of Thrones: the best finales in books and television
Concluding a series like Game of Thrones is a challenge Dickens and Thackeray would have relished. John Mullan explores the art of crafting a cracking ending

John Mullan

12, Apr, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Richard Madden: male actors are also pressured to lose weight for nude scenes
Bodyguard actor said he and other actors frequently give in to industry pressure to stay slim

Catherine Shoard

09, Apr, 2019 @11:28 AM

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Bafta TV awards 2019: full list of nominations
From Killing Eve to A Very English Scandal, here are all the shows up for a gong at this year’s leading British TV awards

Kate Abbott

28, Mar, 2019 @8:13 AM

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BBC boss mocks Netflix's The Crown viewing figures
Tony Hall says BBC’s Luther and Bodyguard reached bigger audiences with smaller budgets

Jim Waterson

07, Mar, 2019 @5:10 PM

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Streamadelica: the 30 best box sets to watch before you die
From seminal crime sagas and grim comedies to deep dramas and meta humour, here’s our writers’ guide to the best streamable shows right now

Hannah J Davies, Paul Flynn , Stuart Heritage, Julia Raeside and Jack Seale

26, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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How TV became the most influential force in culture
Eye-watering budgets, feverish commissioning, increased ambition and demand – now anything goes on TV. But will this golden age last?

Fiona Sturges

26, Jan, 2019 @6:59 AM

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