Documentary

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BBC’s new Trawlermen series fails to address sustainability, says coalition
Show omits massive challenges to the industry posed by climate crisis, bycatch and bottom trawling, claims Our Seas alliance of 135 organisations

Karen McVeigh

30, Nov, 2022 @9:40 AM

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The Shaq docuseries edges from fascinating to frustrating
HBO’s four-hour series on the legendary basketball player has moments of insight but feeds into a trend of turning every sports figure into a cultural icon

Andrew Lawrence

30, Nov, 2022 @7:02 AM

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Her dying wish: why Toni Crews chose to let her dead body be filmed
When Toni Crews died at 30 of a very rare cancer, her parents were determined to carry out her last request – and allow a documentary team unprecedented access. Here, they share why filming the dissection of their daughter’s body will benefit and educate so many others

Michael Segalov

27, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Confession review – you’ll study every gesture in this true-crime documentary
Keith Hall confessed his wife’s murder to an officer wearing a wire – and was found innocent. This programme will leave you scrutinising his every second on screen to make your mind up about him

Jack Seale

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I robbed six banks out of desperation. Then I got greedy’: the Kangaroo Bandit on crime, family and regret
Cain Vincent Dyer became one of the most prolific bank robbers in the US before handing himself in. He tells his remarkable story, from being in debt to a drug cartel to his attempts to wipe his slate clean

Michael Segalov

22, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Buffy Sainte-Marie: ‘I didn’t know I was ahead of the pack at the time’
The groundbreaking singer-songwriter discusses government surveillance, her Indigenous identity and a revealing new documentary

Jim Farber

21, Nov, 2022 @8:01 AM

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TV tonight: David Baddiel explores modern-day antisemitism in Jews Don’t Count
The comedian and TV presenter asks why the progressive left doesn’t see antisemitism as a form of discrimination. Plus, Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Jack Seale and Graeme Virtue

21, Nov, 2022 @6:20 AM

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The week in TV: Brian Cox: How the Other Half Live; I’m a Celebrity…; 1899; Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom and more
The Succession star rages against inequality; all aboard Netflix’s Victorian steamship horror; Hongkongers turn to violence; and The Handmaid’s Tale is back on track

Barbara Ellen

20, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? review – the oddly dull tale of a man who sued a soft drink for a weaponised plane
This David and Goliath story of the man who collected enough Pepsi tokens for a military aircraft – and went to court to get it – is so drawn out it’s as empty and bloating as a fizzy drink

Lucy Mangan

18, Nov, 2022 @9:51 AM

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Oti Mabuse: My South Africa review – proof that TV has the power to educate like no other medium
The Strictly star returns to the township near Pretoria where she grew up, bringing a light and upbeat touch to issues of racial injustice that occasionally leave a chill in the air

Jack Seale

17, Nov, 2022 @10:00 PM

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TV tonight: Strictly’s Oti Mabuse tells the reality of growing up in post-apartheid South Africa
Mabuse’s return home is shadowed by racism and inequality. Plus, Brian Cox on How the Other Half Lives. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Danielle De Wolfe, Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

17, Nov, 2022 @6:20 AM

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The Secret Genius of Modern Life review – irresistibly contagious TV
Prof Hannah Fry is a joy, and will make you deeply excited about the weirdest things – like the magnetic strip on the back of your bank card

Rebecca Nicholson

10, Nov, 2022 @9:01 PM

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