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Mystery Road: Origin review – Jay Swan is back and as great as ever
The outback detective investigates some strange robberies in this satisfying prequel series, which feels more like a six-hour film

Luke Buckmaster

03, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The week in TV: The Undeclared War; Aids: The Unheard Tapes; Sherwood; Only Murders in the Building and more
Coders fight to save Britain in Peter Kosminsky’s masterly cyberdrama; lip-synced Aids testimonies hit home; and James Graham’s Sherwood draws to a thrilling close

Barbara Ellen

03, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘It was refreshing to see what Sherwood did’: how the BBC’s acclaimed miners’ strike drama went down in the real pit villages
In the Nottingham streets where the serial is set, the struggle now is to control the narrative of a fiercely contested history

Tim Adams

03, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Lies, spies and dirty tricks: the truth about Britain’s undercover police
The Observer exposed infiltration practices in 2010 – the BBC’s Sherwood shows how TV drama can keep the issue alive

Alice O'Keeffe

03, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Go on, gizza play: Boys from the Blackstuff lives again – on stage
Alan Bleasdale works with Sherwood creator James Graham to revisit TV masterpiece

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘I’ve done a bit of escaping myself’ – an ex-prisoner picks the best jail dramas
From Time to Screw to Scum and now Black Bird, can drama ever capture the brutal reality of life inside? A former inmate reveals how they stack up against his own spells in the slammer

Eric Allison

01, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Stranger Things season 4 finale review – so perfectly judged it could be the ending for the entire show
This crazily luxurious, firework-packed double-bill makes so many impeccable choices that it would be the ideal way to end the franchise. How will it follow it for season five?

Jack Seale

01, Jul, 2022 @10:03 AM

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The Terminal List review – Chris Pratt’s Amazon action series is terminally dull
The star makes for a listless lead in a dated and drably made eight-part military thriller that offers little intrigue or excitement

Benjamin Lee

01, Jul, 2022 @5:17 AM

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The Undeclared War review – Enid Blyton could have written this cybersecurity drama
Adrian Lester, Simon Pegg and the Mark Rylance star in a glacially paced show where GCHQ staff seem like bored office workers, and the one-note dialogue feels like something from a kids’ novel

Lucy Mangan

30, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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TV tonight: cyber terror in Simon Pegg drama The Undeclared War
Skip forward to 2024 in this intense drama about online attacks. Plus: the shocking murder of Logan Mwangi. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Precious Adesina, Ellen E Jones and Stuart Heritage

30, Jun, 2022 @5:10 AM

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Sherwood finale review – every arrow hit its mark
Stuffed with the best British acting talent in a generation, this gloriously directed, superbly written ending was quietly devastating. There seems to be nothing its creator James Graham can’t do

Lucy Mangan

28, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Recipe for success: how The Bear captures the drama of a restaurant
The new series on a struggling Chicago sandwich shop is one of the rare scripted shows to capture the frenetic, addictive chaos of the professional kitchen

Adrian Horton

28, Jun, 2022 @5:31 PM

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