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Posts published by “Ellen E Jones”

Small Axe: the black British culture behind Steve McQueen’s new series

From Top Boy to The Real McCoy via Brixton Rock, this is your guide to the music, film and books that surround one of 2020’s biggest TV eventsWho taught us that British history was the history of white people only? And how much knowledge and understand...

What’s the optimum number of series for a sitcom?

This week we try to pinpoint the TV comedy sweet spot, where ‘sharp and consistent’ has yet to become ‘laboured and cliched’There is a widespread misconception that the classic two-series sitcom – Fawlty Towers, The Office, Fleabag – is national charac...

Has Terrordome’s time come? How a black British film found its moment

The dystopian sci-fi film was dismissed by critics for its nihilistic view of race relations when it was released in 1995. But, 25 years on, it chimes with our timesReissues and revivals are not uncommon in cinema, but it is not often that a film has t...