We’re Not Alone Review: The space sitcom has out-of-this-world talent but earthy jokes

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Playboy Secrets Review: A Disappointing Tour of Hefner’s Mud Mansion

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Three contemporary stars, a Victorian pioneer and one unusually compelling performance

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I’m a Celebrity grand final review: Matt Hancock comes third as Jill Scott is crowned Queen of the Jungle

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History Now by Simon Schama, Review: Forrest Gump meets academia in a very personal project

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week 10 results live: Helen Skelton and Ellie Taylor are in jeopardy

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I’m a Celebrity eighth eviction review: Mike Tindall falls at final hurdle as Matt Hancock reaches final

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Week 10, Live: Kym Marsh tests positive for Covid

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I’m a Celebrity seventh eviction judge: Seann Walsh packed as ‘cyclone’ awaits Matt Hancock

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Lucy Worsley claims her crown in this brilliant assessment of Agatha Christie’s queen of crime

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I’m a Celebrity sixth eviction review: Matt Hancock makes final five as Chris Moyles evicted

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I’m a Celebrity fifth eviction review: Babatúndé Aléshé last to lose to Matt Hancock

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Into the Valley of the Dinosaurs with Dan Snow, Review: The Fascinating Story of America’s “Dinosaur Rush”

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Andor Final Review: Star Wars’ return to the dark 1970s is a triumph

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I’m A Celebrity eviction fourth: Matt Hancock had the last laugh as he survived Boy George

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Upright Season 2 Review: Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock’s Unusual Journey Is Irresistible

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Our Universe Review: A Bizarre Blend of Natural History and Space Science

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The disaster in Zeebrugge remains a warning to companies that want to put profit before safety

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The US remake of Ghosts isn’t bad – but why remake it at all?

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Blackpool Special results, live: Ellie Taylor could be in trouble

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Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool review: Seaside special sees first perfect 40 but camera lets it down

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Blackpool Special, Live: Helen Skelton fast-steps to Amy Winehouse

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I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Away! First eviction review: Charlene White out as Matt Hancock dodges eviction, but his unpopularity grows

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Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal Review: Deepening the Silly Case of ‘Baby Money’

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Brian Cox: How the Other Half Lives Review: TV’s Logan Roy is apoplectic over the difference in wealth

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Grand Designs: House of the Year, Review: Who Would Live Next to a House Like This?

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The Big Build for Children in Need review: More Knowles, less Radio 2 DJs, please

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The Great British Bake Off 2022 Final Rating: An increasingly stale confection

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Imagine … Douglas Stuart, Review: The Hard True Story Behind Shuggie Bain Was No Memoir of Misery

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Hong Kong’s Struggle for Freedom Review: A Compelling Narrative of Hong Kong’s Struggle for Democracy

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 1 Queen Victoria Syndrome Review: Drama Begins to Overstay Its Welcome

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What’s it like to be young, black and right-wing? Channel 4 is trying (and failing) to find out

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The People’s Piazza: A History of Covent Garden Review: No one does it better than David Olusoga

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The ordinary, extraordinary Geoff Hurst remains England’s unassuming hero

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week eight results live: Can Tony Adams make it to Blackpool?

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Strictly Come Dancing week 8 preview: Too many tears and not enough technique, but who will make it to Blackpool?

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week eight live: The Blackpool race is on

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I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here review: Matt Hancock’s pandemic excuses are harder to swallow than animal genitalia

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 10 Decommissioned Review: Disappointing and ugly — but worse is yet to come

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 9 Par 31 Review: There’s a Divorce – and It’s the Queen’s Fault

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 8 Gunpowder Review: Betrayal, Conspiracy and the BBC at War

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1899, Netflix Rating: This odd mash-up of Black Mirror and Titanic goes to places that truly boggle the mind

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 7 No Woman’s Land Review: Diana Throws Family Into Confusion at Eton

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English review: Emily Blunt’s operatic western is brilliant – if you can look past its flaws

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The death of Leonora Knatchbull and the tragic saga that struck at the heart of the British aristocracy

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 6 Ipatiev House Review: Russian Blood, Broken Hearts and No Subtlety

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 5 The Way Ahead Review: Did We Really Need to Revisit ‘Tampongate’?

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 4 Annus Horribilis Review: Shows the Queen as Shallow, Fat and Callous

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I’m a celebrity, get me away! review: Trouble abounds when Matt Hancock makes his jungle debut

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Two Doors Down Rating: This sitcom just isn’t the same without Doon Mackichan

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The Crown Season 5 Episode 3 Mou Mou Review: Mohamed Al-Fayed is the incredible star of the show

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Save Our Squad with David Beckham review: sorry Becks, the real stars here are the newcomers

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Miriam Margolyes’ light entertainment tour of British TV shows no signs of slowing down

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The reveal of Shein on Channel 4 was a slap in the face for those addicted to fast fashion

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British nerds shaped the modern world – and we can be proud of that

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Royal Mob Review: A Gleefully Chaotic Tale of Victorian Royalty – No Disclaimer Required

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SAS Rogue Heroes Episode 2 Review: Rotten macho fun, now with the addition of Dominic West

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week seven results, live: Tony Adams and Ellie Taylor are in jeopardy

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Dangerous Liaisons, review: 18th century cancellation culture and lots of sex

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Strictly Come Dancing week 7 review: Judges steal the show for all the wrong reasons

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week seven live: Tony Adams salsas Pitbull

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The Crown Season 5 Review: The Royal Dirty Laundry, replayed for our viewing pleasure

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Greta Thunberg takes aim at her ‘heterosexual, white, privileged, middle-aged’ critics

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I guess this lame sitcom is Netflix’s revenge on Blockbuster

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Strictly’s Fleur East wins the dance-off after the shocker was eliminated

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How Earth Would React to Alien Contact: Humor, Conspiracy, and Memes

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Charles: Our New King review: ITV gets the tone right in this portrait of a duty-driven royal

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Jimmy Akingbola: Tread Carefully Review: A Tough But Tender Insight into Life in the System

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Louis Theroux Interviews …, Review: Don’t Consider Dame Judi Dench a National Treasure

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Italia 90: When Football Changed Forever, review: The nostalgic film came with a touch of rival Line of Duty

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SAS Rogue Heroes Review: Steven Knight runs riot with this bombastic war saga

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Halloween week results live: Will we see another scary result?

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Channel 4’s portrait of King Charles is a weak re-examination of a decades-old controversy

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Halloween week: Anton Du Beke gives controversial 10 to Tyler West

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The Devil’s Hour review: Capaldi returns to time travel in a chilling update to a plain old cop drama

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A box of love in your living room, review: Harry Enfield’s stunning BBC send-up verges on genius

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Doc Martin’s finale was an unstoppable hour of mild danger – and one big decision

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Repair Shop: A Royal Visit Review: A Royal Visit to the Barn was perfect feelgood TV

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Jimmy Carr destroys art, review: Jerk and pathetic program

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Louis Theroux Interviews… Stormzy, Review: Charming Christian confounds his critics

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My Massive C**k, review: Serious subject matter buried in giggles, winks and winks

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Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities Rating: This horror movie is frighteningly average

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Nadine Dorries is filling in for Morgan on TalkTV, but Piers won’t be losing any sleep

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White Lotus Series Two Review: Another tasty installment of satire that pisses off property

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House of the Dragon Final Review: A bloody triumph – except for one unacceptably sadistic scene

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Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor, Rating: Real entertainment for the masses of classic Whovians

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Tegan and Ace return to Doctor Who: all the references you might have missed in The Power of the Doctor

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022: BBC 100 results celebration, live – who will leave after chaotic show?

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Strictly’s BBC centenary show was a self-indulgent damp squib

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How the BBC Began Review: A Leapsing History of 100 Years of Rights and Injustices

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022: BBC 100 celebration, live – get ready for the Viennese waltz of Line of Duty

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Deepfake Porn Review: Generation Z will be depressingly familiar with this tale of stolen identities

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Aldi’s Next Big Thing, Rating: Sad stories don’t brighten up this mundane culinary apprenticeship

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Peripheral Review: Amazon has a big, fat meta-mess on its hands

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How many people die per day? Channel 5’s cause of death gives a real sense of the lives lost

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Helen Skelton: ‘Finding romance on Strictly isn’t on my radar’

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The Fire Within, review: Herzog’s charming tribute to a couple who chased volcanoes until they killed them

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The House Across the Street, Review: A delightfully unusual thriller – if you don’t take it seriously

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House of the Dragon Episode 9 Recap: Oh, Rhaenys – you might be sorry

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Somewhere Boy, review: Unforgettable TV footage

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Larkins Episode 1 Review: A charming escape into the bucolic fantasy of HE Bates

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Emmerdale may be a long way from the old days of The Farm – but at least it’s having fun

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week four results live: We could see another shock exit

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week four live: Fleur East performs the series’ first Argentine tango

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Rings of Power ended with a fitting finale – but it was a series of disappointments

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Shantaram, Apple TV+ review: This slow-paced drama will make you glad you never bought the book

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Gangs of London Series 2 Episode 1 Review: Can this brutal crime drama get any bloodier? You bet you can

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TS Eliot: Into The Waste Land, review: A sensory treat for poetry newcomers and connoisseurs alike

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Adam Curtis’ stunning post-mortem on the fall of Russia will leave you eye-opening

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The Elon Musk Show, review: Boy genius or workaholic? A billionaire in other people’s words

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Dame Angela Lansbury: Murder, She Wrote actress has died aged 96

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Katie Price: Trauma and Me review: Public fascination with troubled model shows no signs of abating

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What were Hitler’s men doing while the Third Reich was falling apart? Smoking cigars

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Maxine, Review: This true crime review of the Soham murders leaves a bad taste

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Dragon House Episode 8 Review: Somebody Slow This Show Down!

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Film Week results: Richie Anderson makes shock exit

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Raising the Mary Rose: The Lost Tapes Review: Forget it and visit the museum instead

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The Wreck Review: Dive (or sink) into this weird and wacky thriller

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Tony Adams above without to avoid a red card at Strictly’s Film Week

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week three: Get ready to rumba Jurassic Park in Movie Week

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Mammals, review: James Corden reminds us of his true talents in this superb comedy drama

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Pam Ayres gets a royal treat – a tour of Highgrove from King Charles himself

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A Spy Among Friends Review: A cerebral and hellish remix of the Kim Philby story

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Rings of Power Episode 7 Review: Still needs more dirt, more grit, more bite

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A Friend of the Family Rating: Solid drama, but the shrewd true crime series has taken its toll

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My Grandparent’s War: Toby Jones Review: Astounding family secrets kept coming out

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Unbreakable, review: BBC show Couples is invasive, sadistic and downright bizarre

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Marvel’s latest offering is a colorless werewolf with the weakest of bites

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Headline: Rugby, Dementia and Me Review: Steve Thompson’s bravery exposes rugby’s cowardice

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Ralph & Katie Review: A Word spin-off will charm even the cynical old goat

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Barry Humphries Archive Show brought back the thrill of turning radio knobs

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The Bear Review: Enjoy bite after bite of this TV drama masterclass

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Paxman: Coping with Parkinson’s disease, review: A glorious grunt causes the disease to grill

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The Walk-In, review: Stephen Graham is flawless, but this neo-Nazi drama misses the mark

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Inside Man Episode 3 Review: Vicar David Tennant’s unusual decisions are impossible to miss

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House of the Dragon Episode 7 Review: Westeros finds another way to make us sick

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1978: The Winter of Discontent, Review: Strikes, Cost of Living Crisis and Angel Delight

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week two results live: Can Tony Adams avoid elimination?

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Dal y Mellt, Review: This gritty Welsh crime thriller is a diamond in the rough

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 week two review: Not even this show can resist Liz Truss banter

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 live week two: Tony Adams tries the Charleston

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Fantasy Football League review: The boys’ TV favorite from the 1990s makes a triumphant return

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Just when we were about to give up on Rings of Power, he delivers an hour of pure Tolkien action

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DNA Journey, Review: Rob and Romesh laugh their way through the family tree

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I hate you review: Channel 4’s latest sitcom is a real dog’s dinner

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The Old Man, review: Jeff Bridges rages—and fights—against the dying light

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This England review: Branagh doesn’t get under Boris’s skin – and this drama is a dud

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Make Me Prime Minister, review: It’s The Apprentice, but for political wannabes

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The Industry Series 2 Review: Party-busting banking drama returns in all its amoral glory

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Dragon House Episode 6 Review: This spectacular series now has its own monster

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Karen Pirie, Review: Meet TV’s most refreshingly conventional detective

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Writer from Karen Pirie (ITV, 8pm) is one step ahead. She, 32-year-old Emer Kenny, adapted Val McDermid’s hit The Distant Echo for modern times. Kenny updated the case thoroughly by creating a new character: a true-crime author who forces the police to reopen … Read more

Bloodlands Episode 2 Review: Don’t take this show as seriously as it takes itself

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE In an alternate universe, series two from Bloodlands (BBC One, 9pm) could be Richard Curtis’ romantic comedy. The adorable Birdy is a delightfully clumsy and extremely tall detective in sensible knits. Birdy falls in love with Izzy, a smiling and extremely small student … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: first live show, review – clear the diary, this could be the best series yet

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 first live show: Helen Skelton does America’s smooth in Week 1

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE And let’s go! Hot on the heels of Friday night’s delay startup performanceour 2022 Strictly Come Dancing couples are already doing their first competitive dance. The good news is that even if they have a dance disaaaaahster, no one is going home in … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing launch show review: Early signs suggest the trophy could be heading east

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Launch Show live: Helen Skelton, Tony Adams and more meet their partners

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Complete exactly 20 Can you believe it? Indoor competition is not seen in 15. And yet this is the 20th series Strictly Come Dancingwhich in May 2004 sent its first celebrities squirming nervously on the dance floor. That debut year actually saw two … Read more

Am I unreasonable? review: Mumsnet beware, Daisy May Cooper is back at her abrasive best

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Is it time to admit that Rings of Power just aren’t very good?

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Meanwhile, Elrond (Robert Aramayo) finally got it High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker) and the elf Thomas Heatherwick Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards) sent him to Prince Durin (Owain Arthur) under false pretenses. It turns out that the elves were actually interested in the dwarven mountain, … Read more

My Grandparents’ War Review: Keira Knightley Learns a Humiliating Lesson in Stoicism

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Westminster Abbey: Behind Closed Doors review: A timely tribute to unsung heroes

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Kabul Airport Escape Review: A First-hand Horror Story of a Chaotic Rescue Mission

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Dahmer – The Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Rating: Goes out of its way to be unwatchable

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Crossfire, review: An unpleasant and stressful ordeal in every way

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Michael Palin: To Iraq, review: At nearly 80, he’s still a master travel writer

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Andor Review: Star Wars turns to the dark side with this gritty noir thriller

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Master, review: Clive Myrie’s black chair is getting too comfortable

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BBC coverage of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. was flawless – well, almost

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sky News has a small audience compared to the BBC and ITV, but it has the best presenter: Anna Botting, who is never wrong and anchored events flawlessly alongside Dermot Murnaghan, with Alastair Bruce providing expert commentary. GB News had David Starkey providing … Read more

Bloodlands Series 2 Review: Only James Nesbitt’s frown could overpower the soundtrack

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Do not forget Bloodlands (BBC One), in which James Nesbitt played a Northern Irish detective who did bad deeds while hanging out with glamorous blondes? Well, he’s back for a second series. The glamorous blonde in the first series has unfortunately been shot, … Read more

Hitler: The Lost Tapes review: Who do you think you’re kidding, Channel 4?

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Rings of Power is caught between real-world politics and fantasyland dialogue

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I realize it’s not fair to compare Rings of Power (Prime Video) with House of the Dragon. These are completely different propositions. The Dragon is decidedly adult, a red-in-the-tooth, scaly-claw vision of medieval politics where the heroes are myth. Middle World is more … Read more

The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick, Rating: Oh no, they tried to make it into a car show

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My Grandparents’ War review: Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington reveals romance and spies

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Some dramas upset us, but All the big and small creatures made it possible for us to have a dream wedding

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Broadcasters have been carefully selecting their programs in recent days. But Channel 5 knows it has a program that provides comfort to the nation: All creatures great and smallback for series three. The focus of this episode was the wedding of Helen and … Read more

Shetland series 7 finale review: DI Pérez gets the fairytale ending he deserves

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE It’s been a week of good-byes and another one has arrived as Douglas Henshall’s troubled detective, Jimmy Pérez, hangs up his trademark black peacoat. Shetland (BBC One). I guess he was finally distracted by the insanely high homicide rate in the Scottish Isles. … Read more