Politics TV

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High-spend politics might make great TV, but democracy pays the price for it | Torsten Bell
Those who wish Westminster was more like The West Wing should take note of research on election spending caps in Brazil

Torsten Bell

15, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Thatcher & Reagan: A Very Special Relationship – crying out for a Philomena Cunk voiceover
There are plenty of insider interviews in Margaret Thatcher’s authorised biographer’s uncritical, traditional-feeling documentary. But you can’t help chuckling at its dated format

Rebecca Nicholson

03, Apr, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes – stunning TV that is suddenly unmissable
Filmmaker James Jones had no idea when he started it two years ago that a terrible synchronicity would make his blistering documentary about the nuclear accident in northern Ukraine a must-watch

Stuart Heritage

28, Feb, 2022 @4:31 PM

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‘I phoned the president of Ghana onstage in a pub’: how we made The Mark Thomas Comedy Product
‘It was a steep learning curve, from shouting abuse at a Tory MEP to chasing international arms dealers’

Interviews by Jay Richardson

21, Feb, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Devil’s Advocate review – a mind-boggling tale of a real-life grifter
This documentary looks at the rise and fall of the ‘lawyer’ Giovanni di Stefano, whose list of clients reads like a Who’s Who of criminality – from Saddam Hussein to Harold Shipman

Lucy Mangan

15, Feb, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Vaccine refusers have been asked on to Question Time. Is this a disaster waiting to happen?
Fiona Bruce has encouraged unvaccinated people to join the TV show’s debate. I have misgivings about this attempt to bridge a growing divide, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

24, Jan, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Who could replace Laura Kuenssberg as BBC political editor?
Kuenssberg will step down next year – but which journalists are ready to step into the hot seat?

Jim Waterson Media editor

20, Dec, 2021 @6:53 PM

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The week in TV: Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution; Ridley Road; The Mating Game; Murder Island
The story of the birth of New Labour reminds us how politics used to work, Sarah Solemani’s fascism drama struggles to find the right tone – and a gameshow looks dead on arrival

Barbara Ellen

10, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: how Tony Blair reinvented the Labour party
A new series digs deep into the rise of New Labour in the 1990s, plus can Daniel Radcliffe work miracles in the wild west? Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale and Ellen E Jones

04, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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‘This was Black Camelot’: looking back on Obama’s journey to the top
In a dense new docuseries, the personal and political journey of Barack Obama is explored along with the difficult tightrope he was forced to walk

David Smith in Washington

28, Jul, 2021 @2:48 PM

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GB News is no joke, despite the risible start | Nesrine Malik
As much as it might like to, the left can’t pretend the channel doesn’t exist, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

21, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Actually, we were laughing at Robert Jenrick, not his tiny flag | David Mitchell
The row over the housing secretary’s union jack is further evidence of the government’s leaden approach to national pride

David Mitchell

04, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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