Music TV

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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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Mike Appleton obituary
Television producer who created the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test and supervised the UK’s Live Aid broadcast from Wembley

Richard Williams

10, Apr, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Rude Latin, panic and sexual tension: the art of the TV soundtrack
Whether it’s the hidden naughtiness in Fleabag or the ghosts of the slave trade evoked by Noughts + Crosses, composers tell Laura Martin about the insidious effect television music can have

Laura Martin

01, Apr, 2020 @12:34 PM

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Ignore the critics: The Masked Singer is compulsive viewing | Elle Hunt
Despite the negative reviews, ITV’s new reality show is a ratings hit. Cats, on the other hand, really deserves its bad press, says Elle Hunt

Elle Hunt

07, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show review – old-fashioned festive schmaltz
Apart from a blockbuster duet with Lana Del Rey, there are no new musical ideas on this twangy Amazon Prime Video special and soundtrack

Dean Van Nguyen

02, Dec, 2019 @12:11 PM

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