In ‘Small Axe,’ Steve McQueen Explores Britain’s Caribbean Heritage

The director’s ambitious anthology series for Amazon and the BBC is his first film work about Black life in Britain. “I needed to understand myself, where I came from,” he said.

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BBC Pay Discrimination Ruling Is Disputed

A British equal rights commission found no evidence of illegal pay practices, but said the broadcaster needed to “rebuild trust with women.”

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BBC Orders Inquiry Into Diana Interview After Claim Princess Was Misled

A quarter-century after the princess admitted infidelity in a landmark interview with Martin Bashir, the journalist is facing renewed accusations of behaving unethically to secure the scoop.

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Journalists Aren’t the Enemy of the People. But We’re Not Your Friends.

President Trump will try to put the media on the ballot, and reporters face the increasing temptation to posture for those most eager to oust him.

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BBC Lost a Battle Over British Songs, and the War Is Far From Over

Boris Johnson came into office aiming to defund the BBC and let in rivals. The coronavirus has delayed that, but the broadcaster again finds itself a punching bag for Conservatives.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Silent Witness’

Amid the real-life terrors of a pandemic, the writer takes solace in this long-running British crime series, which may be the only TV drama whose title character is a corpse.

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With American TV on Pause, Here Are 5 British Series to Watch

On outlets from Hulu to Peacock to PBS, it’s the summer of the trans-Atlantic import.

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Theater Review: ‘Staged’ and ‘Talking Heads’

“Staged,” a six-episode sitcom, and “Talking Heads,” a remake of a group of vaunted monologues, show what good can come of a bereft theatrical scene in Britain.

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Prince Andrew and U.S. Prosecutor in Nasty Dispute Over Epstein Case

The spat over whether the prince is willing to help in a sex-trafficking inquiry escalated, with a top federal prosecutor effectively calling the British royal a liar.

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Coronavirus Meets a Drive to End Malnutrition in Africa

A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.

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‘Normal People’ Takes Sex Seriously

This adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel is a rare TV show about teenagers that respects intimacy as a powerful storytelling tool, both on and off camera.

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