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24m Euphoria second special review: Hunter Schafer shines as provocative teen drama unfurls beyond Zendaya’s Rue
The Independent
Therapy affords Jules the space to fill in the blanks left open by the show’s first season
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33m Promising Young Woman: Carey Mulligan responds to apology for controversial film review
The Independent
Actor said she had been nervous about ‘rocking the boat’ by calling out publication but was ‘thrilled’ by apology
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1h 36m Updated Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
The Guardian
From live-streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon – this page is updated regularly The annual extravaganza presents more than two dozen full shows from the past 30 years including performances by legendabry mimes Nola Rae, Jos Houben and Paolo Nani, plus leading companies such as Ockham’s Razor, Gecko and Peeping Tom. There’s puppetry, juggling, drag, dance and more than one artist slathering themselves in wet clay. The festival never fails to surprise, so you could dive into any of these shows at random though we have a soft spot for the mischievous bunny in the French company Les Antliaclastes’ Waltz of the Hommelettes.
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1h 52m Updated Dax Shepard on going public with his lapse in sobriety: ‘I did not want to at all’
The Independent
‘I had all kinds of bizarre fears, like I have sponsors on my show, is that something that could cost me money financially?’
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2h How a podcast is bringing depth to binary conversations about pornography
The Independent
A new podcast from comedian Jason Hawley is looking at the way love is affected by modern technology and challenging ideas that pornography has to be seen as entirely good or bad, says Isobel Lewis
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2h It’s a Sin star Callum Scott Howells: ‘People deny that Covid-19 is real? My grandparents are dead from it’
The Independent
The newcomer gives a devastating performance in Russell T Davies’s Aids drama. He tells Ellie Harrison about his fight against Covid scepticism, growing up queer in the Welsh Valleys, and how gay people are still suffering from Margaret Thatcher’s “hate-fuelled” propaganda
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2h Updated Javicia Leslie on being TV’s first Black Batwoman: ‘It should’ve happened a long time ago’
The Independent
It’s the 33-year-old actor’s first lead in a major TV series when she dons the Batsuit as Ryan Wilder in season two of The CW superhero series and replaces Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane, but she’s hardly a carbon copy of her predecessor, says Sarah Bahr
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3h TV tonight: The Repair Shop makes for soul-restoring viewing
The Guardian
Jay Blades and team give new life to treasured possessions. Plus: The Bay. Here’s what to watch this evening
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7h Elliot Page: Juno actor to divorce Emma Portner
BBC
The Oscar-nominated actor and his choreographer wife describe as "difficult" their decision to split.
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10h Updated Ah, zut! All the French references you missed in Call My Agent! – by a French person
The Independent
Most of the acclaimed French series is written in a way that gives it international appeal, but some niche cultural references may fly under the radar. Resident French person Clémence Michallon explains
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12h Jane Fonda to receive Cecil B deMille Award at 2021 Golden Globes
The Independent
The announcement came on Tuesday from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
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14h Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria and more support call urging Joe Biden to pay mothers during Covid pandemic
The Independent
Advocates have asked for more support for mothers as the coronavirus pandemic continues
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15h The Little Things review – Denzel Washington killer thriller is a big mess
The Guardian
The star’s reliable presence can’t save a drab, self-important procedural that can’t quite decide if it wants to be thrilling or thoughtful There’s a self-serious portent to drab serial killer thriller The Little Things, a smug sense of grandiosity informing us that it’s not only more substantial than the average stalk-n-stab schlock, but that it’s going somewhere we might not expect, ending with gravity rather than gristle. To its credit, the film, from The Blind Side writer-director John Lee Hancock, does find itself in slightly unconventional territory in its rushed finale but it’s not a place that’s either satisfying or smart enough to warrant the hushed solemnity that precedes it. It’s a film trapped between a low- and a highbrow version of a story we know all too well, landing firmly in the middle of the road.
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15h Pamela Anderson announces she’s leaving social media: ‘I am free’
The Independent
The Baywatch star also urged her followers to ‘find the strength and inspiration to follow your purpose’ and ‘not to be seduced by wasted time’
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17h Netflix UK announces Brooklyn Nine-Nine season seven release date
The Independent
Thirteen-episode season aired in the US nearly a year ago
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17h Bridgerton inspires rise in demand for classical pop song covers
The Guardian
Netflix drama’s use of string versions of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande hits has tripled streaming figures for Vitamin String Quartet The success of Netflix’s
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18h Katie Price – Harvey and Me review: A portrait of a mother and son in unbelievably difficult circumstances
The Independent
A documentary crew follows the former model and her disabled eldest son as they investigate his next possible steps into adulthood
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18h My Mum Tracy Beaker: Dani Harmer gives fans update ahead of revival series
The Independent
My Mum Tracy Beaker is out on BBC iPlayer and CBBC next month
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19h A Ghost Waits review – haunting, heartwarming romcom
The Guardian
A handyman cleaning up an empty house falls for a ‘spectral agent’ sent from the afterlife to scare away new residents Chock full of delightful narrative surprises, imaginative genre tweaks, and warming performances from its two leads, this low-budget romcom-horror story is worth seeking out. Director Adam Stovall, who co-wrote the script with the film’s star MacLeod Andrews, makes an impressive feature debut with an obviously teensy budget. It’s smartly deployed to cover essentially one set, some theatrical makeup and kit for some fetching black-and-white cinematography that simultaneously recalls vintage-era spooky movies of the 30s as well as too-cool-for-school early Jim Jarmusch films such as Stranger Than Paradise. Andrews’ protagonist Jack is a handyman who works for a property management company. His job is to check over houses for damage and do some light cleaning after tenants move out. However, it looks as if the former residents of an ordinary looking, two-storey suburban house left in a hurry, leaving all their possessions behind; Jack’s boss wants him to find out why so many previous clients similarly skipped out in a rush.
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19h Updated Lost episodes ranked from worst to best
The Independent
As the US TV drama's finale turns 10, Jacob Stolworthy goes back through every single twist, turn and big moment
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19h Murder in the Middle Ages: British Museum to tell story of Thomas Becket
The Guardian
London exhibition marks 850th anniversary of archbishop’s murder in crypt of Canterbury Cathedral One of the most shocking chapters of medieval history, embracing royalty, power, sacrilege and bloodshed, is to be told through the UK’s first major exhibition on the life, death and legacy of Thomas Becket, opening at the British Museum this spring. Its centrepiece is a stained glass window from Canterbury Cathedral, the scene of the priest’s brutal murder by four knights loyal to King Henry II in 1170. The 6-metre-high window, originally one of 12 ”miracle” windows created in the early 1200s, has never before left the cathedral nor been seen at eye level by the public.
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20h The Weeknd at Super Bowl 55: What time is the halftime show?
The Independent
The Weeknd will be performing some of his biggest hits at the Raymond James stadium in Tampa, Florida
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21h Updated The Crown cast filmed dancing to Lizzo’s ‘Good as Hell’ in costume during funeral scene
The Independent
Star Gillian Anderson says clip ‘was never meant to see the light of day’
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21h Ageing Pompidou Centre in Paris to close for four years for renovations
The Guardian
French culture minister says it will be quicker and cheaper to close the cultural landmark entirely The Pompidou Centre, one of Paris’s top cultural attractions and home to Europe’s biggest modern art collection, is to close from 2023 for four years of renovations, France’s culture minister has said. Designed by architects
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21h I enjoyed researching the bloody history of childbirth - then I had a baby | Anna North
The Guardian
My new novel is about a midwife’s daughter in the old American west. The peril pregnant women underwent, then and now, became all too vivid once I became a parent
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21h Updated It’s a Sin viewers shocked by Phillip Schofield reference in show: ‘Must just be a coincidence’
The Independent
Russell T Davies has explained how the line was written before Schofield came out
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21h The Weeknd: How to watch his 2021 Super Bowl halftime show
The Independent
Grammy-winning ‘Blinding Lights’ star will headline the coveted spot at this year’s event
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22h British Asian celebrities unite for video to dispel Covid vaccine myths
BBC
Comedians Meera Syal, Romesh Ranganathan and Adil Ray make a video urging people to get the vaccine.
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22h How my Real Housewives addiction has seen me through the pandemic
The Guardian
Despite appearing on reality TV as a teenager, I’ve never been a fan of the genre. But Housewives is different – and I’ve become an evangelist for its illicit thrill and numbing quality Already, 2021 has had no shortage of sobering moments.
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22h Miniature portrait of cross-dressing French king found in the UK
The Independent
The 16th century paining turned up in an auction in lockdown last year 
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22h Updated The Masked Singer: Full list of odds for the celebrities behind each costume
The Independent
*Spoilers for the latest episode of The Masked Singer below*
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22h Kyrgyzstan ballads, Okinawan folk, Ugandan hymns … the album rewriting global music history
The Guardian
Excavated Shellac rejects the western canon of pop, rock, jazz, classical and more to champion 78rpm gems from overlooked corners of the world – ‘an alternate universe’, according to the man behind it Imagine an anthology of 20th-century music making that purposely ignored pop, rock, jazz, blues, country, classical and opera. Cue outrage, at least from English-speaking listeners. But away from the western canon that has come to dominate our conception of music-making, much of the world was busy creating swathes of very different, extremely beautiful music. These overlooked styles are collated on a new 100-track compilation,
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22h From The Office to Drag Race, TV recap podcasts are the perfect accompaniment to your lockdown rewatch
The Independent
Former stars of shows ranging from ‘Glee’ to the US version of ‘The Office’ are hosting episode-by-episode watch-alongs that unite fans with show insiders – and they’re increasingly lucrative, says Isobel Lewis
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23h God of the Piano review – icy family drama is a virtuoso debut
The Guardian
A family worships musical greatness above all else in Itay Tal’s film about a mother raising a pianist son under the scrutiny of her family A classical pianist gives birth to a hearing-impaired son in Israeli director Itay Tal’s impressive feature debut. You could interpret his film as an allegory of tiger parenting and other child-raising techniques with gimmicky names. And the script raises all sorts of questions about whether talent is innate, how far it is influenced by genes, and whether it needs to be developed while young. Tal refrigerates these questions into an elegant and disturbing family drama that has echoes of Michael Haneke: it’s a film with a shard of ice lodged in its heart. Naama Preis is the pregnant pianist, Anat, who is on stage when her waters break. Not missing a beat, she carries on playing, amniotic fluid trickling into her shoe. At the hospital, routine tests reveal that her baby son is deaf – further investigations will be needed. I watched what Anat does next with my hands covering my face; it is a heart-stopping moment of scary-but-not-scary cinema.
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23h Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid become Mr Men characters for 50th anniversary
The Independent
Morgan’s character inherited many of the Good Morning Britain presenter’s signature traits
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23h ‘Put your clothes on’: Piers Morgan calls Elizabeth Hurley’s Instagram photo ‘thirsty and creepy’
The Independent
Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid defended Hurley against Morgan’s comments
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23h Jared Leto recalls discovering pandemic two weeks late: ‘It was like a zombie apocalypse’
The Independent
Actor was in a phone-less ‘meditation retreat’ when the pandemic intensified last March
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24h Updated The best recent thrillers – review roundup
The Guardian
Captivity, secrets and the spirit of Raymond Chandler lurk in remarkable new titles from Will Dean, Abigail Dean, Jane Harper and Steph Cha
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24h Epic win: the stars of Dead Pixels offer their tips for a 48-hour gaming sesh
The Guardian
Protein bars at the ready ... the gamer sitcom’s leads plot a marathon session, featuring SAD lamps, Domino’s and motivational pep talks In the classic 70s arcade shoot ’em up Defender, players could jab a screen-clearing panic button when they felt overwhelmed.
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24h Updated The 39 best Netflix and Amazon Prime shows to watch in lockdown
The Independent
Use the coronavirus outbreak to your advantage with the very best shows clogging up your queues on Amazon Prime and Netflix UK, as recommended by Ed Power and Adam White
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24h Updated Netflix secret codes: How to access hidden films and TV shows on the streaming service
The Independent
There are many titles you didn’t know were on the streaming service
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24h Updated The 43 best original films to watch on Netflix, ranked
The Independent
From Private Life and Always Be My Maybe to El Camino and Roma, Ed Power picks the streaming service’s best original offerings
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24h FKA twigs on racist abuse she received while dating Robert Pattinson: ‘It was deeply horrific’
The Independent
Artist says fans viewed the Twilight star as their ‘Prince Charming’ and thought he should be with a white woman
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24h Updated Netflix’s 20 biggest critical flops, from Rebecca to Emily in Paris
The Independent
If you’re in the mood to hate-watch movies and TV shows – you’ve come to the right place
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25h John Boyega: Star Wars star says big film franchises are like a ‘luxury jail’
The Independent
Actor claimed playing one character for years can ‘starve your other muscles’
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25h EU’s creative sector ‘faces economic devastation from Covid’
The Guardian
Report calls for major investment as arts revenues fall faster than in all other industries except aviation
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25h WandaVision creator admits Disney+ series ‘will need to start answering some questions’
The Independent
Creator Jac Schaeffer also said Marvel spin-off will explore characters’ ‘trauma’
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26h Capital gains: communities of 90s London - in pictures
The Guardian
Roy Mehta’s black and white photographs of communities in west London 20 years ago emphasise interaction and togetherness – some things don’t change
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26h Rewatching your favourite show in lockdown? So are members of the cast
The Independent
Former stars of shows ranging from ‘Glee’ to the US version of ‘The Office’ are hosting episode-by-episode watch-alongs that unite fans with show insiders – and they’re increasingly lucrative, says Isobel Lewis
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26h TV tonight: Marcella infiltrates an organised-crime family in Belfast
The Guardian
Anna Friel goes undercover to bring down the Maguires. Plus: China and the Pandemic. Here’s what to watch this evening
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25 Jan 9:35pm Harvey Weinstein: Court agrees $17m payout for accusers
BBC
The money comes from the liquidation of a firm co-founded by the disgraced film director.
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25 Jan 8:17pm Randy Rainbow made his name satirising Trump - now what?
BBC
Why the show's not over for Randy Rainbow who used Broadway tunes to make fun of Donald Trump.
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25 Jan 7:09pm The Flaming Lips stage rock concert in bubbles
BBC
Before Covid, the bubbles were part of the band's stage performance - now the crowd is in them too.
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