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  Succession:  Georgia Pritchett says the the fun and challenge of writing for this series was digging deep into the characters and trying to find compassion and understanding for the way they behave.

You may not be familiar with Georgia Pritchett, but you’re certainly familiar with her work. As a comedy writer, she has written for television shows (...)

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Andie MacDowell (left) and Hugh Grant (right) with the film’s other stars

Richard Curtis rarely rewatches Four Weddings and a Funeral. “There isn’t a natural circumstance where I say, ‘I’ll tell you what I’ll do for the next(...)

The botanist, writer and broadcaster Prof David Bellamy in 2002. File photograph: Frank Miller

Naturalist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died at the age of 86, the Conservation Foundation has said. Bellamy died on Wednesday, according to the(...)

Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again? reveals in painful detail the extent of the racist abuse he received as a young man

“I’m fascinated by it. It’s history.” Lenny Henry is explaining why he has decided to write Who Am I, Again?, an autobiography about his childhood in (...)

The Long Song is told from the perspective of July (Tamara Lawrence), a young house slave, conceived by rape and stolen from her mother.

If they did not involve such cruelty, dehumanisation and violence, the simple desires of British colonialists to recreate their home comforts in faraw(...)

Tommy Tiernan: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I came to consciousness in three minutes’ time in a carpet factory in Navan, with some foreman shouting ‘Cop on Tiernan! Stop daydreaming!’”

If you were wondering how Tommy Tiernan prepares for gigs – a spot of shadow-boxing, perhaps; maybe screaming into a bag for half an hour, or listenin(...)

Magnificent seven plus one: (clockwise from top left) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Bonny Wright, JK Rowling, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch and Matthew Lewis

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) Radcliffe looked to be faltering for a while. He admitted to excessive drinking and gave up the booze in 2010 as Pott(...)

Good cop, sad cop: Olivia Colman, David Tennant and Julie Hesmondhalgh in Broadchurch

At one point during the opening episode of Broadchurch (TV3, Monday, 10pm), now beginning its third and final season, Olivia Colman’s detective sergea(...)

The idea behind the ‘Pin of Safety’is that it “marks its wearer as a safe person,” so anyone feeling nervous can sit next to the wearer on public transport or talk to them. Photograph: Getty Images

People are wearing safety pins to show their support for anyone experiencing racism following the UK’s decision to leave the EU thanks to a social med(...)

Dementiaville turns out to be, not exactly uplifting – who could spin that one? – but undeniably positive. We’re living longer, and with that medical miracle comes the medical mystery that is dementia.

You can guess what you’re going to get from Dementiaville (Channel 4, Thursday), so you steel yourself to watch, thinking that if it’s Thursday it’(...)

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