Sally Wainwright

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‘Gentleman Jack has genuinely saved lives’: readers respond to the show’s cancellation
Following the announcement of the hit BBC One/HBO drama’s axing, readers tell us what the show meant to them – from helping them find love to meeting a worldwide community of friends

Guardian readers and Alexi Duggins

15, Jul, 2022 @10:24 AM

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Gentleman Jack Changed My Life review – who knew art still had such power?
Women the world over speak up about how seeing Anne Lister’s life on screen gave them the courage to come out. This is TV as a triumphant act of resistance

Lucy Mangan

24, May, 2022 @10:40 PM

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Gentleman Jack series two review – one of the greatest British period dramas of our time
Suranne Jones is an alchemical force of nature in the gleeful, radical return of this rollicking, romantic and exquisitely scripted historical drama

Chitra Ramaswamy

10, Apr, 2022 @9:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Split; Art That Made Us; House of Maxwell
Abi Morgan’s sharp legal family drama returns; a journey around Britain’s creative history inspires; and the Maxwell saga is raked over again

Hannah Jane Parkinson

10, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Why does it make me uneasy when straight women write TV about lesbians? | Emma Brockes
I know, I know: I sound bitter and chippy. But lesbianism is a very specific thing, not a proxy for feelings of outsiderdom, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

01, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Uncompromisingly gay’: Sally Wainwright on turning Gentleman Jack into a global icon
She spent two decades trying to get Gentleman Jack onscreen – but the world wasn’t ready. Sally Wainwright on the return of her hero who’s changed so many lives, her Happy Valley finale – and why Renegade Nell is next

Zoe Williams

25, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Unforgivable review – Sandra Bullock does something terrible in ITV drama remake
Bullock plays a woman restarting life after 20 years behind bars for killing a police officer, in this compressed and contrived adaptation of Sally Wainwright’s miniseries Unforgiven

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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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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