Politics TV

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‘They are stealing Russia’: Adam Curtis on how hyper-capitalism wrecked a nation – and why Liz Truss must take heed
In the 1990s, Russia embraced an extreme economics that led to chaos and corruption. Now, writes the maker of explosive new series TraumaZone, Liz Truss is taking Britain down the same toxic path

Adam Curtis

12, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘The cultural memory of the UK’: unearthing the hidden treasures of the BBC archive
For years the corporation has been digitising its vast reserve of content, turning up lost footage of everyone from General Eisenhower to Victoria Wood. Meet the team bringing a century of footage back to life

Simon Usborne

08, Oct, 2022 @10:55 AM

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Nadhim Zahawi apologises for economic turmoil after mini-budget
Cabinet minister says ‘of course I’m sorry’ during clash with Piers Morgan on BBC One’s Question Time

Jamie Grierson

07, Oct, 2022 @7:40 AM

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TV tonight: David Dimbleby confronts a history of BBC scandals
The broadcaster remember the days that shook the corporation. Plus: Hogarthian scenes in Night Coppers. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Phil Harrison, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

30, Aug, 2022 @5:20 AM

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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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