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Kim Kardashian is a better role model than Marilyn Monroe

12 June 2022 5:30 pm

When Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s dress to the Met Gala recently – the shimmering, crystal-studded, second-skin gown in which…

Ricky Gervais is an achingly conventional Millennial posing as a naughty maverick

11 June 2022 9:00 am

Just how edgy and dangerous is Ricky Gervais? There is no one more edgy and dangerous, we learn from no…

The return of the implausibly more-ish Borgen

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Borgen star Sidse Babett Knudsen talks to Jasper Rees about why, after a break of ten years, the implausibly more-ish series is returning for a fourth season

Will anyone watch a Harry and Meghan Netflix docuseries?

20 May 2022 10:13 pm

Picture the convivial scene. You have been invited into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s palatial £11 million mansion in…

If you're tired of Netflix's agendas, turn to BritBox's new Agatha Christie

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Netflix’s share price has collapsed and a major factor, people are saying, is its relentless pushing of agendas. I think…

The one thing Netflix could do to keep me subscribing

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Anecdotes and statistics should never be confused, but let’s do just that to build a composite picture of today’s UK…

How did he even fool the Duke of Edinburgh? Netflix’s Jimmy Savile – A British Horror Story reviewed

16 April 2022 9:00 am

The only impersonation I can do is my Jimmy Savile impersonation. This is not uncommon among people of my generation:…

Enthralling and unusual – even if you don't care about Kanye: Netflix's Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy reviewed

5 March 2022 9:00 am

The most disappointing pop performance I’ve ever seen – and in the course of my 15-odd years as a music…

Horrifying but gripping: Netflix's The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman reviewed

5 February 2022 9:00 am

It’s 1993 and you’re studying at a top agricultural college with a bright future ahead of you, perhaps in farming…

The unexpected brilliance of Don’t Look Up

15 January 2022 9:00 am

I wasn’t looking forward to seeing Don’t Look Up, the new satirical film on Netflix. It’s about a couple of…

If you watch one thing this Christmas, make it The Witcher

23 December 2021 9:00 pm

If you only watch one thing on TV this Christmas, make it The Witcher(Netflix). It’s by turns funny, exciting, scary,…

Jimmy Carr's anti-vaxxer joke isn't funny

3 December 2021 12:49 am

Jimmy Carr was once the smug face of shock comedy. As a stand-up comedian, and a host of various comedy…

Eddie Izzard is so bad I'm hoping he gets dismembered: Sky's The Lost Symbol reviewed

27 November 2021 9:00 am

If it weren’t for this job I sometimes wonder whether I’d even bother watching TV at all. This mood strikes…

Profound and original and unashamedly religious: Midnight Mass reviewed

13 November 2021 9:00 am

I was turned on to Midnight Mass by Ricky Gervais who raved about it in one of his social media…

Exquisite to look at, strangely tense and wholly riveting: Netflix's Passing reviewed

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Passing is Rebecca Hall’s adaptation of the Nella Larsen novella (1929) about two biracial women, one of whom chooses to…

Grimy, echt and gripping: Netflix's The Forgotten Battle reviewed

30 October 2021 9:00 am

The Forgotten Battle is a Dutch feature film commemorating the desperate and relatively little-known Allied assault on the Scheldt estuary…

My advice to Dave Chappelle

23 October 2021 9:00 am

I’m accustomed to a sense of urgency in relation to Netflix offerings because the streaming service often buys short-term rights…

Lurking beneath the gore are moments of wit and sensitivity: Squid Game reviewed

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Should we be worried that Squid Game is the most popular show in Netflix’s history? If it’s a case of…

If it were any better, it would actually be a terrible pity: Diana – The Musical reviewed

9 October 2021 9:00 am

This week, an excellent film (Moving On) and a film that isn’t at all, but is entirely worth it as…

In blockbuster Britain, the BBC is being left behind

2 October 2021 9:00 am

There’s a great revival under way in the British TV and film industry, but it’s not the BBC that’s behind…

The BBC is being left behind in blockbuster Britain

29 September 2021 11:00 pm

There’s a great revival under way inthe British TV and film industry,but it’s not the BBC that’s behind it.Netflix is…

Is the life of Jimmy Savile a suitable subject for drama?

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Translating the story of Jimmy Savile to stage or screen is a creative minefield, says Jonathan Maitland, who knows from first-hand experience

Is lockdown’s tech bubble about to burst?

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The tech industry is braced for the post-pandemic blues

The clichés of Israeli TV are far more bearable than ours

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Tragically it wasn’t my turn to review when Channel 5’s groundbreaking Anne Boleyn came out so you’ll never find out…

I can finally spill the beans about Halston and Princess Margaret

22 May 2021 9:00 am

New York Already on your idiot box via Netflix is a mini-series about a man who also used one name,…