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Britannia, Series 3, Sky Atlantic review - murder, mysticism and anaemic slapstick

Adam Sweeting

According to series newcomer Sophie Okonedo, arriving in Roman Britain as Hemple, the wife of David Morrissey’s General Aulus, "I was already a fan of the show. I love it so much… I’d been thinking this is such a brilliant show to be in.”

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Hit & Run, Netflix review - Lior Raz excels as a hard man on a hazardous mission

Adam Sweeting

Lior Raz is Israel’s very own man with a very particular set of skills. However, unlike the looming 6ft 4in Liam Neeson who plays Bryan Mills in the Taken films, Raz is stocky, shaven-headed and clocks in at a mere 5ft 7in.

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Deceit, Channel 4 review - how Colin Stagg became prime suspect in the Rachel Nickell case

Adam Sweeting

It seems unlikely that the Metropolitan Police will welcome Channel 4’s new four-part dramatisation of the hunt for the killer of Rachel Nickell, since it’s a reminder of yet another of the Met’s historic catastrophes.

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Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, Apple TV+ review - riveting survey of the technology that transformed music

Adam Sweeting

Producer to the stars and creator of the monstrously successful “Uptown Funk”, Mark Ronson knows a thing or two about making noises. He has combined this know-how with a laid-back knack for presenting to make this six-parter for Apple TV+, delving into the history of how developing technology has driven innovation in the music business.

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I Am Victoria, Channel 4 review - improvised drama in need of more substance

Adam Sweeting

This opener to the second series of Dominic Savage’s I Am… dramas starred Suranne Jones as the titular Victoria, an ultra-driven career woman surrounded by the trappings of material success but spinning into a dark vortex of depression.

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Bo Burnham: Inside, Netflix review - a masterpiece about lockdown angst

Veronica Lee

Some people perfected their banana loaf or sourdough bread during lockdown. Others tried to learn a new language or how to play an instrument. Bo Burnham produced this masterpiece.

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Professor T, ITV review - whimsical tales of boffinly detection

Adam Sweeting

ITV’s new detective mystery, Professor T, is an adaptation of a Belgian series of the same name, and was filmed in Belgium and Cambridge. Which is a bit weird since all the action supposedly happens in Cambridge.

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Reclaiming Amy, BBC Two review - Winehouse family and friends remember

Liz Thomson

“My worst fear? What am I scared of?” Amy Winehouse ponders. She pauses thoughtfully: “Myself.”

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Uprising, BBC One review - powerful documentary about the New Cross fire

Saskia Baron

Earlier this year, Steve McQueen addressed the forgotten history of black British people through the Small Axe dramas he made for the BBC. Now McQueen has turned to documentary for Uprising.

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Baptiste, Series 2, BBC One review - powerful comeback for the sorrowful French detective

Adam Sweeting

Baptiste (BBC One) has two powerful weapons in its armoury, in the shape of its stars – Tchéky Karyo as the titular French ‘tec, and Fiona Shaw as the central character in this second series.

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