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News | Young politicians face ‘prejudices’, says Councillor, 22

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Leeds City’s youngest councillor has called for more young people to get into politics despite the ‘barriers’ they face. Alice Smart, who won a seat in this year’s local elections aged 21, rejected claims she is too young to enter politics, although admitted there “can definitely be an issue” with … Read More

TV | The Honourable Woman – Nothing is what it seems in this exceptional spy thriller

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A tight close-up of a blade and the swish of metal on metal, but the camera pans out to show it’s only a wire bread basket and tongs. A waiter neatly lines the basket with a napkin and fills it with bread, laughing and joking with other staff in the … Read More

Interview | Dawn O'Porter – 'TV networks don't think women are as good as men.'

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You’d be mistaken for thinking that Dawn O’Porter is some kind of superhero. Journalist, reporter, performer, documentary maker and novelist are but a few of the titles she’s achieved in under a decade. Yet she sits in front of me now, very much a real person, trying to squeeze in … Read More

TV | Crimson Field – WWI period drama at its best

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In recent years, Sunday evenings have become renowned as prime television real-estate for period dramas, with shows such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife providing the perfect end to the weekend in a wave of nostalgia and cups of tea. Over the past few weeks, however, the British public … Read More

TV/Film | The Johnny Worricker Spy Series – Sequel and Triquel

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Turks and Caicos and Salting the Battlefield made up the second and third parts of  David Hare’s trilogy about an ex-MI5 agent respectively. In Turks and Caicos, Bill Nighy reprised his role of Johnny Worricker in the follow-up to 2011 thriller Page Eight. Alongside Nighy, Winona Ryder plays Melanie Fall, a businesswoman with a … Read More

Comment | In praise of the all-male panel ban

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We shouldn’t need quotas for anything. However, the world is still not an equal place, even in the seemingly liberal world of Western media. Discrimination is so ingrained within the fabric of our society, that many people just won’t notice prejudices in themselves; even those who seem like the best … Read More

TV | The Walshes – 'Original, touching and very, very funny'

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This new sitcom, from Graham Linehan deserves all the recognition it can get. What The Walshes does with this base is something original, touching, and very, very funny.

TV | Louis Theroux's LA Stories

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Louis Theroux’s work has taken him around the globe but it is his interest in the weird and wonderful subcultures of American society that has truly defined his career. In the past Theroux has always been an Englishman abroad, peeking into a world that seems to perplex him as much … Read More

TV | W1A – Does it live up to it's predecessor, Twenty Twelve?

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From the makers of Twenty Twelve, W1A is the new BBC comedy show recycling the Twenty Twelve the  main character, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville). Fresh from screwing up his role as head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, he is now ‘Head of Values’ at the BBC, a job title that … Read More

TV | Shetland – Dark and intense yet cheesy drama

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If you like your crime drama cheesy, yet dark and intense then Shetland, adapted from Ann Cleeves’ best- selling novels, is the show for you. The series has all the hallmarks of Broadchurch: murder in a small rural community is sure to cause a stir, and the nostalgia of a … Read More