Television

When piracy meets protest

15 June 2024 9:00 am

Sometimes there are advantages to being ill-informed. Knowing embarrassingly little about why 30 Greenpeace activists were jailed in Russia in…

How a TikTok dance craze turned into a brainwashing cult

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Because you don’t – I hope – use TikTok you will never have heard of the Wilking sisters. But back…

BBC1’s new Rebus is the kind of TV detective they just don’t make any more

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Imagine a new series of Morse in which the real-ale-quaffing, jag-driving opera buff is turned into a speed-snorting mod on…

Nowhere near as miserable as I remember it: The Beatles – Let It Be reviewed

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Beatles lore has long held that the film Let It Be was a depressing portrait of the band falling apart.…

Why did C.J. Sansom approve this moronic Disney+ Shardlake adaptation?

11 May 2024 9:00 am

What would C.J. Sansom have made of the Disney+ version of his novel series about 16th-century crookback lawyer Matthew Shardlake?…

Sordid, ugly and threadbare: Jimmy Carr – Natural Born Killer reviewed

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Here’s an offensive joke: ‘Jimmy Carr gets paid to do a Netflix special.’ All right, it’s not original – I…

Danny Dyer’s new C4 programme is deeply odd

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Who do you think said the following on TV this week: ‘I love being around gay men – seeing a…

Grey, gloomy, and utterly joyless: Ripley reviewed

13 April 2024 9:00 am

If you’ve spent any time gawping at Netflix over the past half-decade or so, you’ll already know that human culture…

Compelling and somewhat heartbreaking: Girls State, on Apple TV+, reviewed

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Here’s a fun thought experiment: instead of entrusting the future of American democracy to one of two old men, what…

Dramatic, urgent and intriguing: BBC1’s This Town reviewed

6 April 2024 9:00 am

After conquering the world with Peaky Blinders (and before that by co-creating Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?), Steven Knight…