Documentary

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TV tonight: behind the scenes on a Covid ward in Coventry
The docuseries Hospital takes its cameras into a critical care unit. Plus: the Brit Awards. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison, Jack Seale and Paul Howlett

11, May, 2021 @5:20 AM

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‘The crisis was manufactured’: inside a damning film on the origins of the opioid epidemic
Alex Gibney’s two-part docuseries The Crime of the Century reframes the opioid crisis as a crime of fraudulent marketing and callous corporate greed

Adrian Horton

10, May, 2021 @6:07 AM

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TV tonight: more excruciating trials of middle-class motherhood
Anna Maxwell-Martin is back as harried Julia in the school gate sitcom Motherland. Plus: Three Families begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

10, May, 2021 @5:20 AM

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The week in TV: The Violence Paradox; Blinded: Those Who Kill; Ian Wright: Home Truths and more
A reminder that we live in peaceful times; searing insights into domestic abuse from Ian Wright; and Johnny Vegas’s heart-warming love of an old school bus

Euan Ferguson

09, May, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Cate Haste obituary
Historian, biographer and documentary film-maker whose subjects ranged from the cold war to sexual freedom in Britain

Hella Pick

07, May, 2021 @5:23 PM

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‘I want people to understand what really happened’: did the Son of Sam serial killer act alone?
Netflix’s The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness re-examines the infamous New York serial killer through the eyes of one man’s obsession with the case

Adrian Horton

05, May, 2021 @2:10 PM

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The Money Maker review – Obama guru leads a one-man Dragons’ Den
This new series sees CEO and ex-presidential adviser Eric Collins help flailing British businesses. Will his calm authority – and southern charm – stop them from going bust?

Lucy Mangan

04, May, 2021 @9:00 PM

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TV tonight: Stacey Dooley meets a ‘tradwife’ family
The TV investigator spends 72 hours with a couple to understand their alternative way of living. Plus, tips on how to save a grand. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Hannah J Davies, Ellen E Jones and Simon Wardell

03, May, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Saved by a Stranger review – moving stories of reunion and healing
Two people – one a victim of terror, the other a survivor of war – search for the individuals who changed their lives in BBC Two’s profoundly affecting new series

Rebecca Nicholson

29, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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‘They all got on as one family’: the story of a woman who lived with chimps
A moving new documentary provides a sensitive first-person account of a chimp raised as a human, and the caretaker who followed her to extraordinary ends

Adrian Horton

29, Apr, 2021 @5:35 AM

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Is Uni Racist? review – disturbing accounts of discrimination on campus
Linda Adey’s documentary considers the piecemeal response of higher education providers to race-related incidents, and explains why some students are afraid to speak up

Lucy Mangan

28, Apr, 2021 @10:25 PM

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TV tonight: how safe are Britain’s universities for its students of colour?
In Is Uni Racist, Linda Adey questions whether the systems put in place to deal with racism are adequate. Plus: Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Hannah Verdier, Jack Sealeand Simon Wardell

28, Apr, 2021 @5:20 AM

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