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

Everyone in Andrew Haigh’s Arctic whaling drama is fleeing their past – why else would they…

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

“Gloria’s got a cough.” On the face of it, innocuous words. But horribly ominous in a…

MJ Rodriguez on Pose and making Emmy history: ‘I want to play anything: trans, cis, superhero, alien’

MJ Rodriguez can see me but I can’t see her. This is not the sort of…

TV tonight: horror and absurdity in Putin’s Russia

Horror and absurdity jostle for space in this fascinating documentary about the 2020 poisoning of Russian…

‘Why do they have to be brilliant?’ The problem of autism in the movies

A quick experiment. Close your eyes, and think of autism in the movies. I bet you’ve…

Made in Manchester: the Royal Exchange theatre at 45 – in pictures

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TV tonight: how Spice Girls and their girl power changed Britain

A barely believable quarter of a century has passed since the Spice Girls released their debut…

TV tonight: a shocking documentary about abuse in the music industry

It probably won’t be a shock to anyone to learn that the rock industry in the…

TV tonight: a heartbreaking portrait of the life of Amy Winehouse

“I knew she’d be trouble,” recalls Mitch Winehouse. He’s talking about a delightful, butter-wouldn’t-melt photograph of…

TV tonight: Jack O’Connell, Stephen Graham and Colin Farrell star in The North Water

Ian McGuire’s Booker-longlisted novel on the 19th-century whaling industry gets a stark and star-studded treatment in…

TV tonight: who will win the 2021 Mercury prize?

The annual music award returns from London’s Eventim Apollo, hosted once again by Lauren Laverne. The…

London’s Royal Docks ‘just keeps changing’ – as a new outdoor show reveals

When the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, completes the relocation of City Hall HQ from Southwark…

Frozen review – stunning musical extravaganza creates its own magic

This musical extravaganza about estranged sisters, an icy kingdom and unharnessed supernatural powers arrives in the…

Grenfell: The Untold Story review – first-hand accounts of dire devastation

Grenfell: The Untold Story (Channel 4) is a beautiful film about the most awful of subjects.…

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain movies head to Toronto film festival

New films from Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain are among the world premieres set for this…