Sally Wainwright

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Statue of Anne Lister, TV’s Gentleman Jack, unveiled in Halifax
Suranne Jones, who played 19th-century diarist regarded as first modern lesbian, says she hopes artwork will be an inspiration

Robyn Vinter

26, Sep, 2021 @4:09 PM

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From Shonda Rhimes to Armando Iannucci: 10 of the best TV showrunners
A celebration of the brains behind some of the small screen’s biggest and best shows, including The Wire, Grey’s Anatomy and Friends

Jack Seale

27, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Runners and writers: who got what in the birthday honours list
Names from across the arts, sport, politics and science are among those recognised

Caroline Davies and Simon Murphy

09, Oct, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Last Tango in Halifax review – a brilliant, bittersweet Sunday comfort
While there are trying times for late-in-life lovebirds Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi, Sally Wainwright’s family drama remains as warm and familiar as a reunion with old friends

Rebecca Nicholson

23, Feb, 2020 @10:00 PM

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Rob Delaney meets Sally Wainwright: ‘People say, God, you’ve got a sick mind’
The comedian and Catastrophe star, and the TV writer and director talk comedy, grief and parenting boys

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2019: the full list
The pick of the year’s top television featured ghosts, gangsters, comedy buffoons – and a hot priest

19, Dec, 2019 @8:47 AM

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BBC looks to new female TV writers to fight Netflix challenge
Seven of the eight places in corporation’s new Writers’ Academy won by women

Tara Conlan

08, Sep, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Nothing like a dame or a sir to honour television writers
If the Queen is handing out gongs, it’s time British screenwriters were recognised. And when will the National Gallery start to value its staff?

Richard Brooks

02, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The week in TV: Hatton Garden, Summer of Rockets and more – review
Jeff Pope puts to bed the myth of the cockney criminal, while Stephen Poliakoff gets off to a flyer with his latest period-posh drama

Euan Ferguson

26, May, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Gentleman Jack review: Suranne Jones rocks Halifax as the first modern lesbian
Sally Wainwright has turned Anne Lister’s diary into a thrilling coal-town romp that flirts with parody

Lucy Mangan

19, May, 2019 @9:00 PM

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From The Archers to HBO: how Sally Wainwright conquered TV
The long read: She was fired by Emmerdale, injected some much-needed grit into Coronation Street and struck gold with Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. Now Sally Wainwright is going international

Rebecca Nicholson

17, May, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Screen queens: the funny, fearless women who revolutionised TV
Phoebe Waller-Bridge exploded into our living rooms with Fleabag, her vicious comedy about an angry, awkward woman. As it returns, Guardian writers pick their TV heroines

03, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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