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Are we not all Lorraine Kelly, playing versions of ourselves? | Richard Godwin

Are we not all Lorraine Kelly, playing versions of ourselves? | Richard Godwin

The queen of light entertainment has opened an existential can of worms by convincing HMRC there are two Lorraine KellysThese are testing times in the theatre of the self. A war is being fought over
Ant and Dec: we considered splitting up over ‘indefensible’ drink-driving

Ant and Dec: we considered splitting up over ‘indefensible’ drink-driving

Exclusive: TV duo discuss hurt and anger of their troubled 2018Ant and Dec considered splitting up after Ant McPartlin’s conviction for drink-driving last year, the pair have told the Guardian in an
What's the next Game of Thrones? All the contenders for fantasy TV's crown

What's the next Game of Thrones? All the contenders for fantasy TV's crown

The saga of the Seven Kingdoms may be bowing out, but it has opened the floodgates. Here’s your guide to the next big heroesRand al’Thor was found as a baby on the slopes of Dragonmount and taken to
Game of Thrones' impact on TV will be felt long after finale, say experts

Game of Thrones' impact on TV will be felt long after finale, say experts

Academics and fans say groundbreaking fantasy series has paved way for future showsIt brought us dragons, a red wedding, nudity and sudden death. The final season begins on Monday, but Game of Thrones
UK-based TV station fined for anti-Ahmadi Muslim hate speech

UK-based TV station fined for anti-Ahmadi Muslim hate speech

Guest on Urdu-language Channel 44 show made serious allegations, says OfcomA UK-based TV station has been fined £75,000 by Ofcom after broadcasting hate speech about the Ahmadi community, amid growing
Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies aged 51

Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies aged 51

Singleton, who was the first African American to be nominated for the best director Oscar, led a resurgence in mainstream black film-making in the 1990s Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton, who
Wallace and Gromit creators pull out of 'UK's Disneyland'

Wallace and Gromit creators pull out of 'UK's Disneyland'

Aardman Animations no longer involved with delayed £3.2bn theme park in KentThe creators of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep have pulled out of deal to be part of a new £3.2bn theme park touted
Jeremy Hunt: Russian TV station a 'weapon of disinformation'

Jeremy Hunt: Russian TV station a 'weapon of disinformation'

Foreign secretary’s press freedom day speech ramps up British assault on RT Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt will on Thursday declare the Russian government-owned TV station RT to be a “weapon of
Fifteen minutes of prestige: how Hollywood went long on short content

Fifteen minutes of prestige: how Hollywood went long on short content

Short-form content has graduated from YouTube to attracting big stars, big studios and big Hollywood backing. Is watching in snippets the future of TV?State of the Union opens in a bar, where Tom
'That show has ruined my life': Jeremy Kyle guest speaks out

'That show has ruined my life': Jeremy Kyle guest speaks out

Exclusive: Dwayne Davison, labelled ‘most hated guest ever’, says he has faced sustained abuseMillions of Britons have watched Dwayne Davison’s appearance on the Jeremy Kyle Show. He was labelled the
Al-Jazeera suspends two journalists over 'offensive' Holocaust report

Al-Jazeera suspends two journalists over 'offensive' Holocaust report

Images of the persecution of Jews accompanied narration asking ‘why is there a focus only on them?’Al-Jazeera suspended two journalists on Sunday over a video they produced that claimed the extent of
Guardian spurs media outlets to consider stronger climate language

Guardian spurs media outlets to consider stronger climate language

Use of terms ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’ prompts reviews in other newsroomsWhy the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment The Guardian’s decision to alter its style
‘The president's insane’: book by CNN's Jim Acosta charts Trump war on press

‘The president's insane’: book by CNN's Jim Acosta charts Trump war on press

Reporter credits Bannon for ‘enemy of the people’ lineUse of unnamed sources may reignite battle with presidentDonald Trump’s war with the US press began as an act in the absence of effective
The lack of coverage  of the Ballymurphy inquest is a scandal | Roy Greenslade

The lack of coverage of the Ballymurphy inquest is a scandal | Roy Greenslade

British soldiers’ recent evidence has been shocking. And in the UK, it has been unreportedIt is highly doubtful if many people living in England, Scotland and Wales know about the startling and
CNN preparing to make cuts at London-based news operation

CNN preparing to make cuts at London-based news operation

Surprise announcement likely to result in dozens of employees losing their jobsCNN is preparing to make substantial cuts to its London-based television news operation in a move that is likely to
Netflix to raise prices for UK subscribers by up to 20%

Netflix to raise prices for UK subscribers by up to 20%

Streaming firm says increases will let it spend more on shows as it looks to see off Disney+Netflix is to raise prices for UK subscribers by up to 20% as it looks to invest more in programmes ahead of
Charlie Brooker: 'Happy? I have my moments'

Charlie Brooker: 'Happy? I have my moments'

As a new season of TV’s paranoid satire Black Mirror is unveiled, its creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones talk ‘disrespectful’ chemistry, being grownup and why the show is not about techDuring
Police raids raise fears of Australian media crackdown

Police raids raise fears of Australian media crackdown

Searches of an editor’s home and at the ABC’s offices spark talk of a ‘slippery slope’ for press freedomAnnika Smethurst, the political editor of Australia’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper, was preparing
Russian TV to air its own patriotic retelling of Chernobyl story

Russian TV to air its own patriotic retelling of Chernobyl story

Russian version will revolve around role of a CIA agent before the nuclear accidentRussian state TV is set to air its own drama about the deadly 1986 Chernobyl disaster – but unlike the HBO series,
Giffgaff fined £1.4m for overcharging millions of mobile customers

Giffgaff fined £1.4m for overcharging millions of mobile customers

Ofcom investigation finds billing error led to network overcharging 2.6 million usersGiffgaff has been fined £1.4m for overcharging 2.6 million mobile phone customers over an eight-year period.An