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Recent:
  • i newspaper
  • The Guardian
Past:
  • Stylist Magazine
  • The Telegraph

Recent articles by Lucy:

In these first days of grieving my Dad, the kindness from strangers has been extraordinary

The kindness of people is extraordinary. We have had such beautiful letters, flowers and messages from family, friends and – because I let my Twitter followers know – strangers offering condolences (Photo: Getty Images Source: Moment RF) → Read More

That ’90s Show review – this spin-off comedy is like revisiting a childhood classic

The sequel to That ‘70s Show very much takes an approach of ‘If it ain’t broke … ’ As we revisit the Wisconsin basement, even new characters have the old ones’ traits → Read More

The Sex Lives of College Girls review – this comedy’s spectacular chemistry makes it the modern-day Friends

The gang of pitch-perfect actors give this show the perfect, elusive blend of truthful, joyful and funny → Read More

National Treasure: Edge of History review – the mindless days of the 90s are back!

Freemasons, albino monk assassins, Harvey Keitel … this youth-focused spin-off of Jerry Bruckheimer’s adventure movie franchise is loads of daft fun → Read More

Digested week: Bear Grylls’ opportunity clock is a kick in the beak to all night owls

Us late risers get things done too, OK? Meanwhile, my husband may have earned a festive decree nisi → Read More

Planet Sex With Cara Delevingne review – her masturbation scenes will send you cross-eyed with pleasure

As the model watches porn and explores the orgasm gap, her wit and warmth make for a fun, female-centric documentary – far from the toe-curling experience you might expect → Read More

The Patient review – Steve Carell is absolutely faultless in this intense kidnap thriller

The Office star plays a kidnapped therapist in this claustrophobic two-hander with Domhnall Gleeson. It might be slow going, but the performances are utterly stellar → Read More

The Traitors review – Claudia Winkleman’s new show is sick, twisted

Paranoia, guilt and sociopathy plague the 22 strangers collaborating to win cash – because the Strictly host is secretly ordering some of them to ‘murder’ at night. You’ll be hooked → Read More

Blood, Sex & Royalty review – a terrific peek at Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s sexiest bits

Warm, witty and full of universally brilliant acting, this absolute triumph of a docudrama also serves up huge chunks of knowledge, thanks to excellent talking head historians → Read More

Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? review – the oddly dull tale of a man who sued a soft drink for a weaponised plane

This David and Goliath story of the man who collected enough Pepsi tokens for a military aircraft – and went to court to get it – is so drawn out it’s as empty and bloating as a fizzy drink → Read More

Tulsa King review – Sylvester Stallone gets his first ever TV role! As a slow-moving 75-year-old gangster

The movie star’s televisual debut is full of fun, retro energy and action hero-lite antics, as he plays a veteran mobster trying to take over Oklahoma. Just don’t expect innovation → Read More

Mammals review – James Corden is a loutish manbaby in this lame, risible drama

Superstar playwright Jez Butterworth makes a rare foray into TV – and casts a shouty Corden as a husband you may not be very surprised has been cuckolded → Read More

The English review – Emily Blunt’s sweeping western is a rare, sensational masterpiece

Hugo Blick’s revelatory series is a gorgeous, glorious new take on the old west – a lawless land where no one can hear you, or anyone in your way, scream → Read More

Dangerous Liaisons review – a classic novel becomes Gossip Girl in powdered wigs

Yes, the script for this adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ book is terrible. Sure, the French accents are ropey. Never mind – park your brain at the door and enjoy the ride → Read More

Killer Sally review – a warped true-crime tale of bodybuilder murder

Not enough questions are asked by this Netflix documentary, which tells the story of female bodybuilder Sally McNeil, who spent 25 years in prison for killing her husband → Read More

The Devil’s Hour review – proof that Peter Capaldi is the world’s most terrifying actor

Peter Capaldi is on typically chilling form in this dark horror-mystery treat, but Jessica Raine’s haunted mum steals the show → Read More

The White Lotus season two review – this immaculate show’s writing is utterly unrivalled

The glorious, layered comedy-drama is back – with sex on its mind. Set in Sicily, impeccable turns come from Jennifer Coolidge and new faces including Aubrey Plaza → Read More

My Massive Cock review – you will never be able to unsee this penis documentary

This Channel 4 show about men with genitals up to seven inches wide is an often eye-watering watch with plenty of point-and-laugh moments – until it turns thoughtful → Read More

Men having less sex isn't our problem

'How are we still in a place where the framing of sex as a man’s right is still the default position?' asks Lucy Mangan (Photo: Peter Cade/Getty Images/Stone RF) → Read More

The Peripheral review - Westworld creators’ new sci-fi is brilliant

Chloë Grace Moretz stars in this bravura adaptation of a William Gibson novel, which is still immensely satisfying even if you have no idea what’s going on → Read More