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James Norton: ‘I try to present myself as friendly and people see something darker’
After playing psychopaths and priests, the actor is starring in an almost unbearably tragic role. He discusses bullies, broodiness and blockbusters

Zoe Williams

08, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rob Delaney meets Sally Wainwright: ‘People say, God, you’ve got a sick mind’
The comedian and Catastrophe star, and the TV writer and director talk comedy, grief and parenting boys

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Dec, 2019 @9:00 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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From The Archers to HBO: how Sally Wainwright conquered TV
The long read: She was fired by Emmerdale, injected some much-needed grit into Coronation Street and struck gold with Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. Now Sally Wainwright is going international

Rebecca Nicholson

17, May, 2019 @5:00 AM

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James Norton 'got death threats' after playing Happy Valley baddie
Actor, starring in BBC crime drama McMafia, says threats would be nothing new after playing Tommy Lee Royce

Graham Ruddick

29, Dec, 2017 @12:01 AM

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Women in TV aren't trusted as writers, claims Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright
Sally Wainwright, who also wrote for Coronation Street, speaks out about inequality in the broadcasting industry

Graham Ruddick Media editor

24, Jul, 2017 @11:01 PM

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BBC biggest winner at Baftas as Happy Valley and Damilola head award roll call
Comedy laurels go to newcomer Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag, as The Crown fails to live up to expectations for Netflix

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

14, May, 2017 @9:40 PM

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The Guardian view on crime shows: drama fit for the Greeks | Editorial
Editorial: Even in an age of diverse, imaginative and varied TV series, one genre retains a remarkable grip on the public’s imagination

Editorial

05, May, 2017 @5:56 PM

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How did rape become TV entertainment? | Letters
Letters: Our obsession with stories involving the brutalisation of women has reached dangerous overkill

Letters

03, Feb, 2017 @6:44 PM

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The comedy of despair: why 2016 was a vintage year for female TV stars
From Fleabag to Happy Valley; Transparent to Westworld, strong female characters dominated the small screen, leaving countless moments that lingered in the heart and mind

Rebecca Nicholson

19, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2016: No 4 Happy Valley
The second series of Sally Wainwright’s Calder Valley cop drama was devastating, satisfying – and even more brutal than the astonishing first

Lucy Mangan

16, Dec, 2016 @7:24 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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