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Jasper Rees

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Jasper has written about the arts, books, the media and sport for many broadsheets and magazines. He currently writes for the Telegraph and the Spectator. In the 1990s he also wrote about football for The Independent on Sunday. He is the author of I Found My Horn and co-author of the play of the same name. Bred of Heaven, his book on Wales and Welshness, was published in August 2011 and read on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. His latest book is a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins

Articles By Jasper Rees

Brian Friel, the private playwright of Ballybeg

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Picnic at Hanging Rock, BBC One review - camp girls' school gothic

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Swimming with Men review - Rob Brydon and co sink

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Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know / A Night In, BBC Four, review - chaps on film

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Leave No Trace review - intense off-grid drama

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The Happy Prince review - Wilde at heart

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Studio 54 review - boogie wonderland

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Line of Separation, All 4, review - handsome if soapy epic

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Peter Kay's Car Share: The Finale, BBC Two review - happy ever after?

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Edie review - Sheila Hancock gets summit fever

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Manchester: The Night of the Bomb, BBC Two review - devastating account of the lottery of terror

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Ian Rickson: 'I'm an introvert, I want to stop talking about myself' - interview

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DVD: All the Money in the World

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The Neighbourhood review - a surprisingly sketchy telenovela

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The Bridge, BBC Two, series 4 review - Scandi saga is darker than ever

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The Split, BBC One, review - Abi Morgan’s densely packed divorce drama

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