Music TV

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The week in TV: The Beatles: Get Back; The Princes and the Press; Escape from the Taliban; The Wheel of Time
Peter Jackson’s new Beatles doc is a visual treat with longueurs; Amol Rajan shames the tabloids for their treatment of William and Harry; and
Jeff Bezos gets his Game of Thrones

Barbara Ellen

28, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: how a rap about female sexual desire became a global hit
The worldwide phenomenon that was WAP is explored, plus the nation’s woodworkers battle for the top prize. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Hannah J Davies, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

25, Nov, 2021 @6:20 AM

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TV tonight: can Robert Carlyle save Britain in political thriller Cobra?
The actor plays a prime minister facing a slew of security threats in Sky’s drama. Plus a night of standing up to cancer. Here’s what to watch this evening

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

15, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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A broken record: why music TV deserves more than Jools Holland
In 2021, the 63-year-old is still the nation’s pop gatekeeper. Why won’t broadcasters give viewers what they want, rather than yet another tedious episode of Later…?

Phil Harrison

04, Oct, 2021 @1:38 PM

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Never Mind the Buzzcocks review – Daisy May Cooper takes on the pop patriarchy
The music quiz is back from rehab, cleaned up and on Sky. Girls are finally allowed, too – though with a show this confused, they might regret smashing this glass ceiling

Stuart Jeffries

21, Sep, 2021 @8:45 PM

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TV tonight: poet laureate Simon Armitage takes stock of the pandemic
The poet’s words combine with people’s personal stories to provide an emotional roadmap of Covid-19. Plus Mary Beard talks to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Here’s what to watch tonight

Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Hannah J Davies, Graeme Virtue and Simon Wardell

18, Jun, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Russian man 'trapped' on Chinese reality TV show finally voted out after three months
Vladislav Ivanov says he regretted his decision to join Produce Camp 2021 but fans refused to vote him out

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Andrew Roth in Moscow

27, Apr, 2021 @8:39 AM

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Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America review – all hail Kanye
A series of deep dives into six hip-hop masterpieces, by artists including Run DMC and Kendrick Lamar, begins with industry legends deconstructing West’s gospel-rap hit Jesus Walks

Ellen E Jones

29, Jan, 2021 @10:40 PM

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TV tonight: a deep dive into some of hip hop's most formative songs
Questlove and Black Thought put Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar under the microscope. Plus: Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ali Catterall, Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison, Ammar Kalia, Simon Wardell

29, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The week in TV: Away; Planet Earth: A Celebration; Strike and more - review
Hilary Swank can’t save Netflix’s clunking mission to Mars

Euan Ferguson

06, Sep, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Repeat viewing: why the past is the future of our TV schedules
From the optimism of the London 2012 Olympics to tough times on Big Brother, watching repeats helps us to think afresh about where are as a society

Scott Bryan

21, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Ellie White: 'I cried when Top of the Pops was cancelled'
The Other One and Stath Lets Flats star on her love for the classic chart show, and why rewatching Popstars makes her howl with laughter

Interview by Hannah J Davies

16, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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