Peter Kosminsky

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‘Some staff work behind armoured glass’: a cybersecurity expert on The Undeclared War
How realistic is Peter Kosminsky’s Channel 4 drama about an IT attack on the UK? Very, according to one of the UK’s top digital intelligence experts

Alan Woodward

07, Jul, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Undeclared War; Aids: The Unheard Tapes; Sherwood; Only Murders in the Building and more
Coders fight to save Britain in Peter Kosminsky’s masterly cyberdrama; lip-synced Aids testimonies hit home; and James Graham’s Sherwood draws to a thrilling close

Barbara Ellen

03, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The Undeclared War review – Enid Blyton could have written this cybersecurity drama
Adrian Lester, Simon Pegg and the Mark Rylance star in a glacially paced show where GCHQ staff seem like bored office workers, and the one-note dialogue feels like something from a kids’ novel

Lucy Mangan

30, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Boris won’t go that easily! The Undeclared War and the perils of writing near-future TV
The Undeclared War imagines a Britain with Boris Johnson finally gone, Ukraine fallen and cyber attacks crippling the country. Will audiences buy it? We examine the pitfalls of political TV

Mark Lawson

24, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The week in TV: The State; Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?; In Therapy: Paul Burrell and more
Peter Kosminsky’s Isis drama gives a human face to western combatants, while BBC2’s astronaut test brings the alphas down a peg

Barbara Ellen

27, Aug, 2017 @6:00 AM

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The State review – Peter Kosminsky’s disillusionment dramas fail to satisfy
The writer-director’s four-parter could serve as an eloquent anti-recruitment video for Isis’s death cult, but ultimately didn’t get us into the mindset of his protagonists

Stuart Jeffries

24, Aug, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Reflections on the Barcelona attacks | Letters
Letters: Societies will only thrive if the ruling faith makes place for people of other faiths


22, Aug, 2017 @5:31 PM

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The State is right to humanise Isis recruits. We need to understand | Rachel Shabi
The characters are disarmingly ordinary – not the brainless, heartless thugs we’d prefer them to be, says Middle East writer Rachel Shabi

Rachel Shabi

21, Aug, 2017 @12:08 PM

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The State review – this Isis drama is clever, gripping and genuinely enlightening
Why join a death cult? Peter Kosminsky skilfully explores the motives of four British extremists who leave home for Syria

Emine Saner

21, Aug, 2017 @6:10 AM

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Peter Kosminsky on The State: ‘I feared I’d be seen as an apologist for a death cult’
Award-winning director explains why his Channel 4 Isis drama is an important antidote to simplistic thinking about the lure of jihad

Tara Conlan

05, Aug, 2017 @11:04 PM

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Isis TV: Peter Kosminsky takes on The State causing 'suffering the world over'
Take an exclusive first look at the Islamic State drama from the TV creator who is no stranger to controversy

Guardian TV

12, Jul, 2017 @11:00 AM

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The unmissable TV shows of summer 2017
Naomi Watts is a shrink in meltdown, William and Harry remember Diana – and Ed Sheeran feels the chill in Game of Thrones. It’s your complete summer TV and streaming guide

Mark Lawson and Kate Abbott

12, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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