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Recent articles by Stuart:

TV tonight: John Wilson’s hit fly-on-the-wall comedy show is back

The inimitable John Wilson turns his eye on the ins and outs of surviving modern life, plus Strictly goes to the musicals. Here’s what to watch this evening → Read More

Cocaine Bear: the trailer for 2023’s wildest film is everything and more

The Elizabeth Banks-directed caper, based on a true story, looks to be exactly what the internet wants it to be → Read More

Richard Osman, Mel Giedroyc … every celebrity wants to be a novelist. But can they hack it?

Haven’t found the time to read Osman’s The Bullet That Missed yet, or Dawn O’Porter’s Cat Lady? Relax – we’ve done it for you. And it was a treat! → Read More

‘Those nuns!’: why Martin Scorsese must be a devout Derry Girls fan

The great director has mentioned the show in a way that sounded approving. If his own back catalogue is anything to go by, idolisation of Lisa McGee’s sitcom is a given → Read More

‘David Bowie had seven pairs of socks down his tights’: Warwick Davis on reboots, relationships and rock stars

George Lucas wrote Willow for Warwick Davis after seeing him play an Ewok in Star Wars. As the actor returns as the baby-saving sorcerer, he talks about Val Kilmer pep talks, the Harry Potter shoot – and channelling a Ricky Gervais sitcom → Read More

Best podcasts of the week: Embarrassing tales of misadventure from Jack Whitehall and friends

In this week’s newsletter: The comedian retells cringey stories from his past – and cajoles the same out of his celebrity guests – in Safe Space. Plus: five of the best quiz podcasts → Read More

Monster munch: how Bones and All’s cannibal chow was tastier than you might think

We are probably better off not knowing what Luca Guadagnino used to mimic the human organs that Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell snack on → Read More

Douglas Stuart: Love, Hope and Grit review – the amazing real life story of Shuggie Bain is ruined by Alan Yentob

The Booker-winning author takes a squirming Yentob on a tour of Glasgow, and he couldn’t be more out of his comfort zone. Just wait till they go to a sweet shop! → Read More

No time for tonic: Daniel Craig shows Bonds just wanna have fun in Taika Waititi vodka advert

The former 007’s new commercial seems designed to show the world he’s a fun guy now. But Mr Intensity has always had a gift for comedy → Read More

Mail-order brides, trampolining dogs, delinquent dragons: the 10 best John Lewis Christmas ads

A department store’s sentimental commercials have somehow become a yuletide institution. Will this year’s offering make it into our Top 10? And what’s No 1? → Read More

Spam is back! Chefs on their favourite recipes from katsu curry to Spam fries with cheesy kimchi sauce

Sales of the tinned meat are on the rise as households tighten their belts. But you can do more with it than you thought → Read More

Santa Claus The Serial Killer review – an icky true-crime documentary masquerading as an investigation

The heartbreaking disappearances of eight men from Toronto’s gay district is turned into a truly unedifying bit of rubbernecking → Read More

The Horne Section TV Show review – this riotously fun sitcom is an utter delight

Taskmaster’s Little Alex Horne’s boundless energy and likability is captured in a charming show that sits somewhere between Flight of the Conchords and The Goodies → Read More

Jason Bourne isn’t a fictional CIA agent. He’s real, drunk and lives in Durham

Surely, you thought, we’ve seen the last of the famed action star. You were wrong → Read More

Drink Masters: the Netflix show that’s like a boozy Bake Off – for dreadful people

This mixology competition’s contestants are all arrogant hipster bores who spend the show at each other’s throats. Locking them up in a TV studio is almost a public service → Read More

More money, more viewers, more glamour: how TV overtook film as a creative force

From the deeper, richer characters of TV writing to its trouncing of dwindling box-office receipts, the small screen is overturning a decades-old myth: that cinema is the superior genre → Read More

‘I know who all of you are’: the bizarreness of the King’s Repair Shop cameo

Tonight, the new monarch appears as a special guest on Jay Blades’s extraordinary TV series. And it proves one thing: the show’s far more enjoyable when it sticks to normal people → Read More

House of the Dragon finale review – this meticulous series saved its best episode for last

This knotty, character-based Game of Thrones prequel took a while to get there, but it’s set up an explosive second season. Hopefully it stops featuring gratuitously insensitive childbirth → Read More

Now it’s over, let’s come out and say it: The Rings of Power was a stinker

The world’s most expensive show – which looked like an episode of Hollyoaks, only with woeful acting – was so inept that every episode left you sniggering → Read More

The Watcher review – Ryan Murphy serves up a seven-hour whodunnit about a typewriter

Jennifer Coolidge, Bobby Cannavale, Naomi Watts and Mia Farrow are phenomenal in Netflix’s latest true-crime series. But nothing can save this from being totally forgettable → Read More