Documentary

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Grayson's Art Club review – a heartening, lockdown-era tonic
Celebrity guests and talented members of public get creative as the hit series returns, with the irrepressible artist beautifully guiding us through their stories

Lucy Mangan

26, Feb, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Creature comfort: why TV nature shows are good for mental health
From Planet Earth to Springwatch and beyond, programmes about animals in the natural world can soothe the nervous system and raise the spirits

Eleanor Morgan

26, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Woody Allen denies claims in Allen v Farrow HBO documentary
The film-maker and wife Soon-Yi Previn claim film is ‘hatchet job riddled with falsehoods’ on abuse allegations

Andrew Pulver and Adrian Horton

22, Feb, 2021 @12:33 PM

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The week in TV: Devils; Storyville: Whirlybird: Live Above LA; Behind Her Eyes; Torn and more – review
Sky’s glossy new financial drama doesn’t quite add up. Elsewhere, an absorbing, sky-high Storyville; and never mind the plot, just look where Torn is set…

Euan Ferguson

21, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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'It was really an investigation': inside HBO's explosive Allen v Farrow documentary
In a new four-part series, the allegations of sexual abuse aimed at Woody Allen are dissected and examined in exhaustive detail

Adrian Horton

21, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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76 days review – real-life hospital drama as Covid hits Wuhan
We’re used to actors mimicking desperation, but it’s quite something else to see the human agony unfold in this extraordinary documentary

Lucy Mangan

18, Feb, 2021 @10:50 PM

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Allen v Farrow review – effective docuseries on allegations of abuse
The sexual abuse allegations leveled at Woody Allen are put under the spotlight with exhaustive research in a damning if bloated series

Charles Bramesco

18, Feb, 2021 @4:04 PM

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TV tonight: 76 Days goes behind the scenes in Wuhan’s hospitals
A fast-paced documentary offers harrowing insight into the genesis of Covid. Plus: the Pooch Perfect quarter-final. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

18, Feb, 2021 @6:20 AM

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Bear Grylls: 'There's no point getting to the summit if you're an arsehole'
The TV adventurer talks near-death experiences, what he learned from Eton and why he decided to go public about his religious faith

Stuart Jeffries

16, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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TV tonight: the case of Britney Spears prompts a tabloid reckoning
The coverage of female stars in the early 00s is examined. Plus: Alan Carr’s interior design competitors tackle a wedding venue. Here’s what to watch tonight

Ammar Kalia, Hannah J Davies, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

16, Feb, 2021 @6:20 AM

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Whirlybird: Live Above LA review – intimate portrayal of how they got the eye in the sky
This documentary about the couple who captured live news – including the famous OJ Simpson chase – from the air, lays bare the toll on their family

Lucy Mangan

15, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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TV tonight: the story of how television news crews took to the air
A fascinating portrait of a TV news pioneer. Plus! The DIY SOS team tackle a home-dialysis build. Here’s what to watch tonight

Hannah J Davies, Paul Howlett, Ellen E Jones, Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale

15, Feb, 2021 @6:20 AM

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