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Sesame Street—this page is brought to you this week by the number 50

05 November 2019
As Sesame Street approaches its 50th anniversary, Simon Basketter looks back at a show that repeatedly broke the mould and upset right wingers

Beryl—the story of an outstanding cyclist that needs to be told

28 October 2019
Beryl Burton deserves far more attention.

Magic of His Dark Materials is finally done well on screen

28 October 2019
It’s the adaptation that lovers of Philip Pullman’s trilogy have been waiting for—and you don’t need to read the books to enjoy it, writes Gabby Thorpe

Reviews round-up—Joy Labinjo and Roy Lichtenstein

15 October 2019
The Hatton Gallery,

Giri - Haji—new crime thriller doesn’t quite live up to ambition

15 October 2019
Ambitious is a good way to describe Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame).

Raising Dion—a super-powered mixture of adventure and family drama

15 October 2019
Raising Dion mixes superhero staples with life’s everyday problems—and the result is a show that’s pathbreaking for both genres, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

The Politician—A satire that struggles to find its feet

08 October 2019
The Politician straddles high school drama and political satire—and does neither successfully until the end.

Dublin Murders—more than just another detective show?

08 October 2019
There are some hard bitten cliches in this hard bitten BBC cop drama, writes Simon Basketter, but the character-driven storyline has depth and potential

Ian McEwan’s new novella is Kafka with a difference

01 October 2019
Ian McEwan’s new novella tells the story of Brexit and the political crisis it has caused.

We should welcome Joker as a look at the roots of evil

01 October 2019
Ahead of Todd Phillips’ highly anticipated Joker, Sasha Simic looks at how controversy surrounding the film may not be giving it the chance it deserves

Ad Astra—a good space film that’s just too male-centric

24 September 2019
Visually striking and ­emotionally raw space adventure Ad Astra takes Brad Pitt on a journey into danger, dad issues and probably the Oscars.

Tim Walker exhibition shows beauty is more than escapism

24 September 2019
 

Amadjar is an epic and exciting journey with Tinariwen

17 September 2019
Recorded on the road in a campervan-turned-studio, Amadjar is the ninth album by internationally acclaimed Tuareg nine-piece Tinariwen

World on Fire—a war drama about people, not patriotism

17 September 2019
Rarely do we see a war story that focuses on ordinary people rather than the event as a whole

The Testaments—a rich and complex sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

17 September 2019
This follow-up novel has been a long time coming. It’s grim, but also exciting and never straightforward

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

10 September 2019
This is an adaptation like no othe

Kano grapples with life for working class black people

10 September 2019
The veteran grime artist’s new album Hoodies All Summer is the latest offering of an increasingly politically-motivated scene, writes?Paddy Nielsen

Carnival Row—A fantasy drama with good politics, but little subtlety

10 September 2019
Carnival Row is a neighbourhood in the fictional, fantastical, steam-punk city of the Burgue. It’s a home to people fleeing the war between the rulers of the Burgue and the Pact—two industrial powers fighting over the riches of a place called fae land.

A 'post-truth' thriller that makes for uneasy viewing

28 August 2019
The vision of society here is one full of technology that monitors and records almost everything we do

Crime drama tale of good cops, or something darker?

27 August 2019
New TV drama, A Confession, seemingly casts the police in a good light, but grows more sinister and promises troubling questions, says Sadie Robinson

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