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The 50 greatest HBO shows ever – ranked
From juicy dramas about polyamory, bootlegging and the ‘golden age of porn’ to the most jaw-dropping documentary moment of all time, HBO is known as the home of prestige TV. As it turns 50, here are its greatest hits so far

Michael Hogan and Sammy Gecsoyler

08, Nov, 2022 @4:49 PM

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From reality TV to Oscar nominee: the rise and rise of Jessie Buckley
The Irish star, who once competed in a BBC talent show, has made a name for herself in challenging and unconventional roles. Her performance in The Lost Daughter could win her an Academy Award

Vanessa Thorpe

27, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Chernobyl and The Feed among dramas driving UK TV exports to Europe
Figures for 2019/20 show sales to Europe rose 4%, with an appetite for archive shows as well as new

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

21, Jun, 2021 @6:29 PM

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'A lovely bit of squirrel': Paul Ritter's most memorable roles
Ritter carved out a wonderful career, culminating in the acclaimed Chernobyl – but he’ll be remembered most as oddball patriarch Martin Goodman in Friday Night Dinner

Stuart Heritage

06, Apr, 2021 @12:51 PM

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Jessie Buckley on Covid filming: ‘The world’s greatest love scene – and we couldn’t touch!’
From Chernobyl to Beast, the Irish star has become the go-to for challenging roles. Now she’s joining Josh O’Connor in Romeo & Juliet – shot in an empty National Theatre

Tom Lamont

20, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Netflix pledges to be 'force for good' by diversifying its programming
Exclusive: service announces collaborations with Stormzy strategist Akua Agyemfra and Sex Education writer Bisha K Ali among others

Tara Conlan

13, Dec, 2020 @4:51 PM

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Chernobyl hooked UK viewers more than any other drama, finds research
Series about reactor explosion kept more of its audience to the final episode than any other

Jim Waterson Media editor

26, Oct, 2020 @5:34 PM

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This slimmed-down, socially distanced Baftas was a happy surprise
Hosted by Richard Ayoade in a void, it was the best possible argument for scrapping in-person awards ceremonies

Stuart Heritage

31, Jul, 2020 @8:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Plot Against America; Once Upon a Time in Iraq and more
Philip Roth’s alternative history grips in HBO’s superb, unfolding drama

Euan Ferguson

19, Jul, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Armando Iannucci: 'We're watching Cats five mins a night – to prolong the agony'
Kurosawa’s ‘uplifting’ film about poverty and Chernobyl are on the viewing roster of the Avenue 5 creator, who calls on the UK government to prioritise the arts sector

As told to Rich Pelley

19, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Bafta TV awards nominations 2020: Netflix and HBO dominate at the BBC's expense
There is little for the corporation to shout about on the shortlists. Spare a thought, too, for Jed Mercurio, Andrew Scott and Martin Freeman

Mark Lawson

04, Jun, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Naomi Campbell: clean freak has last laugh with coronavirus chic | Rebecca Nicholson
The supermodel has been mocked before for her over-fastidious approach to hygiene but perhaps she had point

Rebecca Nicholson

14, Mar, 2020 @5:30 PM

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