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Queen of comedy Charlotte Ritchie on Ghosts: ‘It’s loving, uncynical – and people fall over’
She got gross-out laughs in Fresh Meat, died superbly in Call the Midwife – and now she’s back communing with spirits in Ghosts. Is Charlotte Ritchie getting too famous to buy her own leggings?

Rebecca Nicholson

04, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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'I hate talking about class': Zawe Ashton on acting, privilege and being bullied
Best known for Fresh Meat, she now stars with Tom Hiddleston in Pinter’s Betrayal. Zawe Ashton talks about bullying, Michelle Obama and why she finds language such a turn on

Martha Hayes

03, Mar, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Zawe Ashton: ‘I’m a card-carrying existentialist’
She was brilliantly tough as Vod in student comedy Fresh Meat. But the actor, writer, producer and director is much softer in the flesh – and riven by angst

Nosheen Iqbal

24, Jul, 2017 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2016: the full list
Guardian TV’s favourite programmes of the year

06, Dec, 2016 @12:31 PM

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Death by smartphone: the .38 calibre mobile that really sends a message | Peter Bradshaw
The firearm that resembles a mobile is ingenious, but surely its creator has missed a trick – a phone that actually is a gun. It’s going to happen

Peter Bradshaw

01, Apr, 2016 @1:03 PM

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Farewell, Fresh Meat – and good luck in the real world. It's terrible out there
The student houseshare sitcom wasn’t just a daft comedy. It was a surprisingly moving elegy to the very idea of university – even if our heroes were left with crippling debt and zero job prospects

Abigail Chandler

28, Mar, 2016 @3:13 PM

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Catch-up and download: from Fresh Meat to The Night Manager
The hapless students face up to the prospect of real life, and Tom Hiddleston oozes charm in the latest Le Carré adaptation

Phil Harrison, Luke Holland and Gwilym Mumford

21, Mar, 2016 @9:00 AM

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How our readers dressed as students: 'Homemade badges and a bit of Bowie'
Inspired by our writers, our readers explain their uni-era fashion choices, from 60s suits to 80s dungarees

James Walsh and Guardian readers

15, Mar, 2016 @12:01 PM

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How I dressed as a student: our writers on what they once wore
From M&S sweaters covered in fag burns to channelling the Charlatans and All Saints, every student has their distinctive look. Here, five Guardian writers discuss their college clobber

John Crace Jess Cartner-Morley Chitra Ramaswamy Lauren Cochrane Simon Hattenstone

14, Mar, 2016 @6:04 AM

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The week in TV: The Night Manager; Stag; Fresh Meat; The Prosecutors – review
Hiddleston, Colman and Laurie ooze talent for Le Carré, Stag is wholly rewarding and British justice is a real worry

Euan Ferguson

28, Feb, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Sex, slugs and showers that caught fire: Fresh Meat's writers relive their toga-party student days
Kitchen slugs, bathroom blazes, bodies in lakes … as the anarchic campus comedy returns, its writers remember the wild (and not so wild) times that inspired the show

22, Feb, 2016 @7:00 AM

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