Historical drama (TV)

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Lavish Flemish epic grips Belgians – but is it history or propaganda?
The Story of Flanders, spanning 38,000 years of the region’s history, is funded by the nationalist government and is accused of stretching the truth

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

25, Feb, 2023 @5:03 PM

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Guns, death and Daddy issues: why SAS Rogue Heroes is one of the year’s most emotional TV shows
This brilliant series from the Peaky Blinders creator might be a high-octane, action-packed riot – but it’s also tender, touching and funny. Its finale will not disappoint

Rebecca Nicholson

01, Dec, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Judi Dench wins royal rumble as Netflix labels The Crown ‘fictional dramatisation’
Trailer now comes with disclaimer after the actor accused the show of sacrificing accuracy for ‘crude sensationalism’

Sammy Gecsoyler

21, Oct, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Dame Hilary Mantel obituary
Double Booker prize-winning author best known for her Wolf Hall trilogy based on the life of Thomas Cromwell

Lisa Allardice

23, Sep, 2022 @7:08 PM

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Mad Men at 15: how the genius advertising drama foresaw the death of the American dream
From the micro-aggressions toward Black, female and LGBTQ characters to its depiction of a worrying narcissist named Donald, this forward-thinking drama was a warning from history

Phil Harrison

19, Jul, 2022 @4:08 PM

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Becoming Elizabeth review – like Succession, but sexier
This romp through the Tudor court shows a poisonous family power struggle with sex at its heart – and with so many fascinating monsters on screen, you won’t be able to look away

Jack Seale

12, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The week in TV: Anatomy of a Scandal; Derry Girls; Killing Eve; Gentleman Jack
Art imitates life in a probing Westminster thriller; more laughs with Lisa McGee’s Troubles comedy; Eve and Villanelle go out with a bang; and the dapper diarist is back

Hannah Jane Parkinson

17, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Outlander author Diana Gabaldon: ‘I needed Scotsmen because of the kilt factor’
She secretly wrote the first of her time-travelling novels while her husband slept. Now she’s published the ninth in the smash hit series. She talks explosive sex scenes – and where George RR Martin went wrong

Alison Flood

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New Gold Mountain review – lush neo-western takes a new route through gold rush Australia
Beautiful, heightened drama series following the Chinese community in 1850s Ballarat gives a fresh, cinematic spin on history

Luke Buckmaster

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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TV tonight: Jack O’Connell’s Arctic agonies escalate
The North Water nears its chilling climax. Plus, Tina Fey’s and Robert Carlock’s amiable sitcom, Mr Mayor, provides lighter relief

Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

01, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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The week in TV: The North Water; Wolfe; My Childhood, My Country; Imagine: Tom Stoppard; Big Age
A dark whaling tale brings out the wonderful worst in Colin Farrell, Paul Abbott goes cartoonish with a bipolar pathologist, plus author Bolu Babalola’s sparky new comedy

Barbara Ellen

12, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: David Morrissey returns in Jez Butterworth’s Britannia
Morrissey and Mackenzie Crook continue to fight it out three years after the Roman invasion. Plus: Paralympics Opening Ceremony Live. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall and Paul Howlett

24, Aug, 2021 @5:20 AM

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