Reece Shearsmith

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Mark Gatiss: ‘I’m currently very, very ashamed of being English’
The former League of Gentlemen star on his love of low-budget British spinechillers, his loathing of Brexit and a slew of projects opening this winter

Claire Armitstead

31, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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In the Earth review – Ben Wheatley’s trippy occult horror is a fine return to form
This low-budget folk-horror is back in Wheatley’s weird, sly world as Joel Fry and Ellora Torchia get lost in the forest

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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From Ken Loach to Big Brother: the twisted minds behind Inside No 9 on their influences
As a new series of the dark comedy begins, creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith reveal what inspired eight classic instalments

Jack Seale

24, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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In the Earth review – Ben Wheatley's patchy pandemic folk horror
An ambitiously shot mid-lockdown B-movie boasts some eerie visuals and genuine suspense but stumbles with an overly convoluted mythology

Benjamin Lee

30, Jan, 2021 @3:07 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020: 50-1
Michaela Coel’s smart, subversive and taboo-breaking drama gave us absolutely unbeatable television – plus more of the year’s best

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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TV tonight: Miriam Margolyes goes on the road on her Big Fat Adventure
The typically frank actor confronts attitudes to her body and the growing body positivity movement. Plus: investigating disability discrimination. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

09, Mar, 2020 @6:19 AM

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Steven Moffat writes play inspired by perils of holiday friendship
Ex-Doctor Who showrunner’s latest work, The Unfriend, will be at Chichester Festival theatre

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Shock horrors! How Inside No 9 makes the mundane unmissable
Now on its fifth series, the magic of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s comedy anthology remains its ability to turn even the most banal of scenarios into disturbingly thrilling TV

Rachel Aroesti

03, Feb, 2020 @1:56 PM

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A Very Expensive Poison review – Lucy Prebble's Litvinenko drama fascinates
The twisted tale of the Russian dissident’s death by radioactive poisoning employs songs, puppets and even Putin as an unreliable narrator

Michael Billington

06, Sep, 2019 @8:47 AM

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After Bodyguard, Inside No 9 and Killing Eve, why are our TV writers still underrated?
Melvyn Bragg explains how a desire to debunk cultural snobbery led him to devote his new series of The South Bank Show to creators of small-screen drama

Melvyn Bragg

13, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Inside No 9: the 10 best episodes so far
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s horrifying anthology series returns on Sunday with a live Halloween special. Here are the finest moments from the first four seasons

Rachel Aroesti

24, Oct, 2018 @10:28 AM

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The League of Gentlemen review – a brilliantly twisted return to the stage
Exhilarating new material joins favourite vintage sketches as Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton bring their chilling creations to life again on tour

Brian Logan

26, Aug, 2018 @4:46 PM

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