TV drama

The Crown: Does season 5 go too far in dramatising Royal Family trauma?
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The Crown: Does season 5 go too far in dramatising Royal Family trauma?

The 1990s were not a great time for the Royal Family. Is the “annus horribilis” fair game for drama in The Crown season 5?

Why now is the perfect time to rewatch Our Friends In The North – one of the greatest TV series of all time
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Why now is the perfect time to rewatch Our Friends In The North – one of the greatest TV series of all time

Our Friends In The North is about change, and once again Britain is in the midst of great change, writes Big Issue TV editor Adrian Lobb

This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?
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This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?

This England, starring Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson, shows the early days of the pandemic. It will trigger sorrow and fury. But are we ready?

Jeff Bridges: ‘I had cancer and Covid. I was facing my mortality’
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Jeff Bridges: ‘I had cancer and Covid. I was facing my mortality’

‘I just want to represent real people’ – Lydia West talks Inside Man, It’s A Sin and the cost-of-living crisis
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‘I just want to represent real people’ – Lydia West talks Inside Man, It’s A Sin and the cost-of-living crisis

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Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange
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Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange

Sean Bean and Nicola Walker’s Marriage makes me feel like part of a Hollywood power couple
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Sean Bean and Nicola Walker’s Marriage makes me feel like part of a Hollywood power couple

Aidan Turner: ‘It does feel like there is change happening’
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Aidan Turner: ‘It does feel like there is change happening’

Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar: ‘The big issue for everybody is to get rid of the Tories, isn’t it?’
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Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar: ‘The big issue for everybody is to get rid of the Tories, isn’t it?’

What made Neighbours so special? Let the superfans explain
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What made Neighbours so special? Let the superfans explain

How Neighbours changed the world
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How Neighbours changed the world

Maryland star Hayley Squires: ‘This is not a 30-minute-long accusation. We’re asking for men’s help’
Violence against women

Maryland star Hayley Squires: ‘This is not a 30-minute-long accusation. We’re asking for men’s help’

‘Sherwood is important. It forces people to remember that the political is personal’
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‘Sherwood is important. It forces people to remember that the political is personal’

O-T Fagbenle: ‘I’m wary of being involved in the soap opera of politics’
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O-T Fagbenle: ‘I’m wary of being involved in the soap opera of politics’

Sherwood: ‘You have to shine a light on why this happened and how ugly it is’
TV

Sherwood: ‘You have to shine a light on why this happened and how ugly it is’

Borgen star Sidse Babett Knudsen explains how the show proves power corrupts everyone
TV

Borgen star Sidse Babett Knudsen explains how the show proves power corrupts everyone

Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols TV show proves the filth and fury endures
TV

Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols TV show proves the filth and fury endures

Doctor Who: Going back to the future with David Tennant and Catherine Tate heralds an exciting new era
Doctor Who

Doctor Who: Going back to the future with David Tennant and Catherine Tate heralds an exciting new era

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless
Ncuti Gatwa

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless

This week’s Big TV: Conversations with Friends, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, Floodlights
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This week’s Big TV: Conversations with Friends, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, Floodlights

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who
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The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who

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Life On Mars sequel has ‘a lot of travelling in time and car chases’, John Simm reveals
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Life On Mars sequel has ‘a lot of travelling in time and car chases’, John Simm reveals

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?
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What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?

Kit Connor: ‘Heartstopper is a love story above all else’
Heartstopper

Kit Connor: ‘Heartstopper is a love story above all else’

This week’s Big TV: Gaslit, Chivalry, Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach, Life After Life and Heartstopper
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This week’s Big TV: Gaslit, Chivalry, Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach, Life After Life and Heartstopper