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A seminal slice of TV trash: it’s Footballers’ Wives at 20!

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Ah, the heady 00s heyday of the Wag. This was the decade when football players’ wives and girlfriends outshone their pig’s bladder-kicking partners. The golden era of Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Tweedy, Coleen Rooney, Lo...

I have no idea what my husband told his wives when he married me

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Nura [not her real name] is a 42-year-old Kenyan woman. She lives in Senegal with her husband and his other wives. Ishmael and I met in 2018 on Muzmatch, a dating app for Muslims. I had been a convert for about four y...

Override review – TV robot goes rogue in Stepford Wives meets Truman Show sci-fi

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This is an inane hodgepodge of sci-fi, political thriller and perhaps some kind of ill-considered satire – of reality TV, venal politicians? It’s hard to divine the target when the attack is so scattershot. It is supp...

‘He lives freely, I live in fear’: the plight of India’s abandoned wives

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Kamala Reddy*, 33, a software engineer from Andhra Pradesh, married Vijay Kumar* in a traditional Hindu wedding in 2012. Kumar, who was working in the UK, was chosen by Reddy’s family. “But he didn’t take me to the UK...