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Wish you were here? Why Brexit-era TV is awash with seaside-set shows
From Don’t Forget the Driver to Back to Life, the bleak coastline embodies misery, magic and those on the margins

Jack Seale

18, May, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Olivia Colman, 2019’s queen of the screen
Stealing the show in BBC1’s Les Misérables, ascending to the throne in The Crown and maybe bagging an Oscar for The Favourite… next year could be the versatile actor’s best yet

Sarah Hughes

22, Dec, 2018 @4:00 PM

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When good TV goes bad: when Broadchurch denied its fans fresh blood
As viewers awaited engrossing storylines, even the compelling Olivia Colman and David Tennant double act couldn’t save series two from walking off a cliff

James Donaghy

09, Apr, 2018 @12:00 PM

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What’s hot on TV right now? Don’t ask me | Bim Adewunmi
I’m still catching up with The Night Manager and Broadchurch

Bim Adewunmi

24, Feb, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The National Television Awards 2018: who will win – and who should
The British public are going to give their verdict on the last 12 months of TV, so will hardy perennials like Ant & Dec be dethroned? Here are our predictions

Jack Seale

23, Jan, 2018 @11:56 AM

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Jodie Whittaker: regenerating as a woman – the new Doctor Who | Observer profile
Stepping into the shoes of the Time Lord is a daunting task for any actor, but she will not only be the first female to pilot the Tardis but also have the task of rescuing the show’s falling ratings

Tim Lewis

24, Dec, 2017 @12:04 AM

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Queen Olivia Colman? The Crown has pulled off a perfect feat of casting
Colman will bring a reassuring presence and although she’ll be playing the monarch in her most boring period, Colman’s brilliance means she’ll be unmissable in the Netflix series … but the Americans had better give her back

Stuart Heritage

27, Oct, 2017 @1:10 PM

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From Don't Look Now to The Child in Time: why do we crave stories of lost children?
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. As a new TV adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel starring Benedict Cumberbatch hits our screens, we explore our fears and fantasies around the ultimate horror

Alex Clark

21, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Former EastEnders boss says show ‘has gone wrong way’
Former executive producer criticises state of soap after period of turmoil including deaths of longstanding characters

Graham Ruddick

23, Aug, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker to be 13th Doctor – and first woman in role
Actor who rose to fame in Broadchurch is first woman to play the Doctor in BBC drama, replacing Peter Capaldi

Sarah Marsh

17, Jul, 2017 @9:31 AM

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The Guardian view on crime shows: drama fit for the Greeks | Editorial
Editorial: Even in an age of diverse, imaginative and varied TV series, one genre retains a remarkable grip on the public’s imagination


05, May, 2017 @5:56 PM

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The week in TV: Born to Kill; Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me; Broadchurch; Doctor Who and more
Channel 4 has a new psycho-killer hit, Kirsty Wark pondered the menopause with wit and sensitivity, and Broadchurch’s detectives bowed out in style

Euan Ferguson

23, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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