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7 Best Dads on TV

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7 Best Dads on TV

Father's day is here so what better time to celebrate some of our favourite Dads on TV. They’re not perfect and most are often annoying but they’re all lovable – and completely unforgettable. Here’s why…   Ben Harper – My Family Dentist dad Ben Harper (Robert Lindsay) may not be the most patient or kindest father, but he's someone we can all see a little bit of our own dads in. He yearns to escape with a newspaper and a cold beer – but his family rarely allow him that pleasure! Often cynical and irritated when having to deal with his...

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Years & Years, Chernobyl and 7 more must-watch British dystopian dramas

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Years & Years, Chernobyl and 7 more must-watch British dystopian dramas

Was BBC's Doomwatch, made in the 1970s, the original Black Mirror? We take a look at some of the best British dystopian drama series, that should be on your radar. From the BBC's hit drama starring Emma Thompson, Anne Reid and Russell Tovey, Years and Years, to the must watch drama of 2019, Chernobyl, plus classics such as the 1980's TV phenomenon, Threads.

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Threads: the BBC’s antidote to nuclear war?

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Threads: the BBC’s antidote to nuclear war?

BBC's Threads was the 1980s TV phenomenon that shocked the world. As the threat of nuclear war looms, we need to be reminded again of its dark message… With the USA, Russia, North Korea all posturing the use of nuclear weapons and chemical attacks being used against civilians, perhaps if world leaders such as Trump, Assad, Putin and Kim Jong-un were forced to watch Threads – the 32-year-old made-for-TV film about the run up to and impact of a nuclear war – the world would be a safer place. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw wrote an article on the Trump presidency...

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La La Land: Interview with director and writer Damian Chazelle

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La La Land: Interview with director and writer Damian Chazelle

Oscar-winner Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in Director Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, the musical sensation set in modern-day Los Angeles. In spite of not winning the ultimate Oscar (which went to Moonlight after the excruciating opening-the-wrong-envelope fiasco by a red-faced Warren Beatty) La La Land is undoubtedly going to be one of the films of the year. It scooped a record-breaking seven Golden Globes, five BAFTAs and went on to win five Oscars including Best Actress and Best Director.  Damian Chazelle’s first Oscar success came with Whiplash, his blistering film about a young jazz drummer who thinks he’s...

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