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TV tonight: Will.i.am shines a torch on the extent of historical British racism

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While this entry-level crash course in Black British history might feel a little basic, will.i.am’s frequent incredulity at the extent of historical (and current) British racism might well strike a few chords. He begi...

TV tonight: Channel 4’s threesome obsession rolls on

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Channel 4’s fixation with threesomes continues with this doc following threesome first-timers. According to recent research, most of us have fantasised about sex with more than one person. But how does the reality mea...

TV tonight: Jermaine Jenas hunts the football trolls

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Documentaries such as this have become a feature of the social-media age. That doesn’t make them less worthwhile, of course – as long as abuse is being dished out online, it should be highlighted. Here, Jermaine Jena...

TV tonight: Brassic is back for more brilliantly daft hijinks

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Another series of hidden-economy hijinks as this daft, likable comedy romp returns. Joe Gilgun’s Vinnie is out of prison, but there’s a snag – his nemesis, DCI Slater, has been nursing a grudge. So what better time t...

TV tonight: murder mystery meets reality TV on Murder Island

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A fun concept, this: there’s been a fictional murder on a Scottish island but, instead of a charismatic detective with a messy private life, the case will be tackled by members of the public. The mystery has been dev...

TV tonight: how Tony Blair reinvented the Labour party

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“A new dawn has broken, has it not?” Well, maybe. But Tony Blair’s triumphalism on the morning of his election victory in 1997 came at a cost – and the Labour party is arguably paying the price to this day. This seri...

TV tonight: Damon Albarn visits Jools Holland as a new series begins

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It is the 59th series of this hardy perennial and Jools launches proceedings from his London HQ. There’s a visit from Damon Albarn who is performing a track from his new album The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the S...

TV tonight: comic catastrophe in a country house caper

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A welcome return for the heroically overambitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, whose misconceived genre pieces, scenery-chewing performances and internal power struggles create exquisitely calibrated chaos. Ton...

Australia Covid updates live: NSW reports 961 new cases and Victoria 779 as Geelong and Surf Coast exit lockdown tonight

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Victoria’s Mitchell Shire will remain in lockdown, as slight easing of outdoor exercise restrictions in Melbourne are announced for Tuesday. Follow the latest updates live

TV tonight: Taskmaster returns and it’s as sublimely ridiculous as ever

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In these bleak times, Taskmaster is a beacon of silliness; a show that leaves dignity at the door and offers uncomplicated, good-natured absurdity. This 12th series – the third since it moved from Dave to Channel 4 –...

TV tonight: How the grunge icons achieved Nirvana in the UK

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To celebrate Nevermind’s 30th birthday, this charming film explores the relationship between Nirvana and Britain. “The UK responded to Nirvana long before America,” says Dave Grohl, and it does seem that, from improm...

TV tonight – everyone is adrift at sea in whaling drama The North Water

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Everyone in Andrew Haigh’s Arctic whaling drama is fleeing their past – why else would they have found themselves in such a hopeless place? But redemption feels unlikely for any of these lost souls as they drift furt...

TV tonight – Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham star in devastating Covid drama Help

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“Gloria’s got a cough.” On the face of it, innocuous words. But horribly ominous in a care home in early 2020. Initially, this devastating drama by Jack Thorne and Marc Munden zooms in on the sweet, beautifully rende...

TV tonight: horror and absurdity in Putin’s Russia

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Horror and absurdity jostle for space in this fascinating documentary about the 2020 poisoning of Russian dissident lawyer Alexei Navalny. At various points, the details feel almost comical and the tone of the doc so...

TV tonight: pencils at the ready for a life drawing masterclass

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Last year, this interactive art evening proved to be one of the BBC’s less predictable success stories with viewers sending in 30,000 artworks created during the show. Circumstances are slightly different in 2021 but,...

TV tonight: who will win the 2021 Mercury prize?

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The annual music award returns from London’s Eventim Apollo, hosted once again by Lauren Laverne. The bookies’ favourites include prolific production collective Sault and Brit award-winner Celeste, who is nominated f...

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