‘She changed the way TV was written’: Zoe Williams on Kay Mellor | Television

When you name what you think is the ultimate Kay Mellor show, really all you’re naming is your own vintage. To the scriptwriter and director, who died…

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Dance legend Alonzo King: ‘People think of love as a sentiment but it’s a force’ | Dance

During the endless screen time of 2020’s lockdown, a series of dance films cut through the digital noise. There Is No Standing Still, the films by US…

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Questions raised about UK arts donations of Leonard Blavatnik | Arts funding

It did not take long for the tremors from Vladimir Putin’s tanks rolling into Ukraine to reach the British arts sector, long a beneficiary of Russian money….

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‘A thrill to watch’: how Sam Ryder turned UK’s Eurovision fortunes around | Eurovision 2022

Europe doesn’t hate the UK after all, it was just waiting for a decent song. This is what seasoned Eurovision watchers concluded after seeing Sam Ryder take…

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Conversations With Friends review – TV so slow it must be trolling us | Television

There is a moment a few episodes into Conversations With Friends (BBC Three), the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel, when it seems as if the makers…

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TV tonight: Sally Rooney’s much-hyped Conversations With Friends is here | Television & radio

Conversations With Friends 10pm, BBC Three Frances and Bobbi (Alison Oliver and Sasha Lane) are students in Dublin who, after performing at a spoken word night, are…

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Eurovision 2022: song contest begins with Ukraine tipped to win – live | Eurovision

Eurovision Bingo rules for tonight! Get ready to mark your Eurovision Bingo cards! Of course, if you want to have a shot of drink each time you…

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TV tonight: can Sam Ryder win the UK a single point at Eurovision? | Television & radio

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 8pm, BBC One The uber-camp fun hits Turin this year, where Sam Ryder hopes to win the UK at least one point (please!)…

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Constellations review – a stirring love story with infinite possibilities | Theatre

There were two lovers, Roland and Marianne, who lived in London, New York or maybe Dublin, now and never, once and always. Nick Payne’s 2012 play lifts…

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Maggie May review – deft dementia drama underscores the power of memory | Theatre

Frances Poet has form when it comes to dramatising illness. Her play Fibres (2019) was about a shipyard worker and his wife living with asbestosis. The cast…

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