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‘The families deserve answers’: inside the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women
The sobering docuseries Murder in Big Horn examines the struggle for justice for Montana’s missing Native women

Adrian Horton

03, Feb, 2023 @7:15 AM

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TV tonight: Charlotte Crosby’s surprisingly soothing reality show
A new documentary series visits the former Geordie Shore star at home. Plus: Sort Your Life Out With Stacey Solomon. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

01, Feb, 2023 @6:20 AM

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TV tonight: Emily Atack confronts the men who harass her online
In Asking for It?, the presenter highlights the tendency of many women to self-blame for the harassment they receive. Plus: Breaking Dad. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Alexi Duggins, Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones and Simon Wardell

31, Jan, 2023 @6:20 AM

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TV tonight: David Cameron, Boris Johnson and François Hollande on Putin’s war
Past and present world leaders unpack the illegal invasion. Plus: the superlative third episode of The Last of Us. Here’s what to watch this evening

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

30, Jan, 2023 @6:20 AM

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Memories of the BBC’s innovative Open Door series | Letters
Letters: While producers gave participants control, there were some lines that couldn’t be crossed, says David Griffiths, while Tony Laryea emphasises the role of Rowan Ayers

29, Jan, 2023 @6:40 PM

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‘More than just a hero or heretic’: the story of photographer and FBI informant Ernest Withers
A documentary details the complicated legacy left behind by a man who captured vital moments in Black history while also getting paid by the FBI to feed them intel

Vivian Ho

28, Jan, 2023 @7:03 AM

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Three Minutes: A Lengthening review – Helena Bonham Carter is profoundly poetic in an astounding documentary
The actor’s meditative voiceover guides viewers through a hugely moving look at a 1938 video clip of a Polish village – before it was decimated by the Holocaust

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Jan, 2023 @11:10 PM

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Black teachers, trans women, cleaners and cons: how the BBC’s Open Door allowed ‘real people’ to let rip
It ran for a decade and infuriated the rightwing press, giving a voice to marginalised Britain. Now a new show is celebrating the extraordinarily prescient Open Door series

Sean O’Hagan

24, Jan, 2023 @4:31 PM

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TV tonight: a sobering look at Narendra Modi’s treatment of India’s Muslims
A two-parter examines the impact of the hard-right populist’s Hindu nationalism. Plus: 24 Hours in A&E. Here’s what to watch tonight

Phil Harrison, Danielle De Wolfe, Jack Seale and Ellen E Jones

17, Jan, 2023 @6:20 AM

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‘We have to take a first step’: inside the fight for reparations in America
In a new documentary, politicians and activists work to build a program to pay back Black Americans for the lasting legacy of slavery, racism and discrimination

Vivian Ho

16, Jan, 2023 @7:14 AM

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The week in TV: Happy Valley; Stonehouse; The Rig; Ukraine: The People’s Fight
Sarah Lancashire returns as the hardest sergeant on the small screen; Matthew Macfadyen plays Westminster’s own Reggie Perrin for laughs; and Olly Lambert goes the extra mile in Ukraine

Barbara Ellen

08, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Boys in Blue: a high school football team grapples with race, police and violence
Director Peter Berg followed a Minneapolis team in the wake of George Floyd’s killing for a revealing and knotty new docuseries

Andrew Lawrence

07, Jan, 2023 @7:11 AM

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