Educational TV

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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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‘This is still happening today’: the story of an abused wife accused of murder
A sensitive new docuseries considers the case of Sally McNeil, a woman who killed her violent husband in self-defense

Adrian Horton

02, Nov, 2022 @6:06 AM

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‘The cultural memory of the UK’: unearthing the hidden treasures of the BBC archive
For years the corporation has been digitising its vast reserve of content, turning up lost footage of everyone from General Eisenhower to Victoria Wood. Meet the team bringing a century of footage back to life

Simon Usborne

08, Oct, 2022 @10:55 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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Devil’s Advocate review – a mind-boggling tale of a real-life grifter
This documentary looks at the rise and fall of the ‘lawyer’ Giovanni di Stefano, whose list of clients reads like a Who’s Who of criminality – from Saddam Hussein to Harold Shipman

Lucy Mangan

15, Feb, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Your cultural Cop26: films, TV shows and podcasts to help you save the planet
From Ted Danson on the oceans to Greta Thunberg on everything else – get armed with the facts and inspired to make a difference

Alexi Duggins

26, Oct, 2021 @3:27 PM

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TV tonight: the return of sister act Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea
Horgan co-stars in a new series of This Way Up – as Bea’s sibling in her delightful comedy drama. Plus: Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison , Jack Seale and Paul Howlett

14, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: Ken Burns chronicles the life of Ernest Hemingway
The celebrated film-maker returns with Lynn Novick to study the great man of letters. Plus: podcast spinoff Limetown. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

29, Jun, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Dr Christian Jessen on how we made TV’s Embarrassing Bodies
‘We were a lifesaver for people with things – such as wonky boobs – that the NHS might only consider cosmetic’

Interviews by Caitlin Tilley

14, Jun, 2021 @2:13 PM

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TV tonight: David Olusoga and Steven Johnson on the miracle of vaccination
The historian and the science writer explore the lessons from previous health crises. Plus: the first Eurovision semi-final. Here’s what to watch this evening

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

18, May, 2021 @5:20 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: exploring the legacy of black power in Britain
Archive footage and first-person accounts tell the story of the social justice movement in the UK. Plus: ZeroZeroZero concludes. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

25, Mar, 2021 @6:20 AM

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