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Television

Quietly radiates a wholly justified confidence: BBC 1’s The Pact reviewed

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

The Pact

BBC1

The Nevers

Sky Atlantic

The Underground Railroad

Amazon Prime

There was certainly no lack of variety among new TV dramas this week, with a standard British thriller up against more glamorous American competition in the shape of some extravagant Victorian sci-fi and an adaption by an Oscar-winning director of a Pulitzer-winning novel. (All three, mind you, did naturally feature a one-dimensional white bloke as the embodiment of sexist and/or racist villainy.)

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