Documentary

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TV tonight: how Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win Wimbledon
This great documentary charts the talented player who made waves in the white world of tennis. Plus: more from the bent-cop canon in We Own This City. Here’s what to watch tonight

Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Henry Wong and Stuart Heritage

28, Jun, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Aids: The Unheard Tapes review – tragedy and joy from voices no longer with us
This powerful documentary, based on recordings made by those caught in the first wave of HIV, is remarkable in its celebration of a hedonistic lifestyle shaped in part by a homophobic society

Lucy Mangan

27, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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TV tonight: Westworld returns and the bodies mount up
A swarm of flies promises more horror in the return of the mind-boggling sci-fi show. Plus: previously unheard audio tapes tell the story of the Aids crisis. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier and Henry Wong

27, Jun, 2022 @5:20 AM

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The week in TV: Suspect; The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN; Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain; Ellie and Natasia
James Nesbitt’s latest troubled detective got lost in neo-noir gloom, an excellent documentary exposed the UN’s seedy side, Lenny Henry celebrated cultural diversity, and a new sketch show sparkled

Barbara Ellen

26, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Memories, manipulation and murder: a true crime docuseries tests the form
Mind Over Murder, a six-part series, searches for reconciliation in a town divided by the wrongful conviction of six people for a 1985 murder

Adrian Horton

22, Jun, 2022 @6:06 AM

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The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN review – a horrific tale of misogyny, rape and 10,000 deaths
This shocking, methodical documentary uses first-hand testimonies to expose a toxic culture where abusers prey on the vulnerable – while hiding behind a cloak of saintliness

Jack Seale

21, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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From Cathy Come Home to Shameless: how UK TV explains the cost of living crisis
Whether it’s provocative plays and astute sitcoms, or property porn and undercover docs, the small screen has never shied away from showing life at the sharp end – even if it doesn’t always get it right

Stuart Jeffries

17, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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TV tonight: an uplifting look at some of the lives touched by Grenfell
Five years on, we catch up with people affected by the tragedy, including the ‘Grenfell guerrilla gardener’. Plus: the unofficial follow-up to The Wire continues. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue and Phil Harrison

14, Jun, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Film-maker Asif Kapadia: ‘I am a fan of social media. At least it gives people a voice’
The award-winning documentarian talks about the films that make him cry, being caught up in the Champions League chaos in Paris – and a ‘mad’ new project

Jonathan Romney

12, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The Australian beach tragedy that inspired a global rip safety movement
A 2016 drowning at a NSW beach spurred a rescuer and a film-maker to create a series of documentaries that would change the conversation around our number one coastal hazard

Dwayne Grant

11, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘It affected a great number of people’: inside the world of shocking military drug experiments
A damning new documentary sheds light on experiments done on US soldiers from the 50s to the 70s and the devastating after-effects

Radheyan Simonpillai

09, Jun, 2022 @6:11 AM

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The week in TV: Pistol; The Midwich Cuckoos; Once Upon a Time in Londongrad; State of the Union
Danny Boyle fails to capture punk’s filth and fury, while Sky nails a fresh take on John Wyndham’s creepy classic

Barbara Ellen

05, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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