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  • The Best British TV of 2018

    In 2018 British TV told stories of our nation that were ancient and unfolding, heart-warming and crushingly sad. Here the BFI curatorial team pick their favourite terrestrial TV shows of the year.

    Elinor Groom, Storm Patterson, Ros Cranston, Bryony Dixon, Simon McCallum, Robin Baker, Danny Leigh, Mark Duguid, Lisa Kerrigan
    Wednesday 12 December 2018

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  • 10 great tragic comedies

    Movies with a smile, and perhaps a tear… We laugh and cry our way through some of the best comedies with one foot squarely in tragedy.

    Christina Newland
    Monday 10 December 2018

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  • 10 great winter ghost stories

    Battle the cold and dark of winter with this list of 10 terrifying tales that are guaranteed to get the blood pumping.

    Adam Scovell
    Tuesday 4 December 2018

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  • 10 peerless funny women of British TV comedy

    From Kathy Burke to Victoria Wood… a selection of some of the funniest female writers and comedians to have made their mark on British television.

    Hannah Gatward
    Monday 3 December 2018

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  • 10 great non-nuclear family films

    The idea of the family unit has changed radically in the past 50 years. Here we celebrate the films, like Hirokazu Koreeda’s Shoplifters – out this week – that have adopted expanded families as the source of their story.

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 29 November 2018

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  • The five best Carry Ons… and the five worst

    To salute 60 years of the sauciest and silliest of all our national institutions, we offer up two handfuls of the Carry On series’ peaks and troughs.

    Neil Mitchell
    Friday 23 November 2018

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  • Five films to watch to get ready for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 15 November 2018

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  • 10 great comedies set in the workplace

    Working nine to five? What a thing to make a comedy about…

    Leigh Singer
    Thursday 15 November 2018

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  • Top up your watchlist... 19 foreign-language comedies

    Laugh your way around the world with this selection of international comedies – all available to watch with a free 14-day trial on BFI Player.


    Tuesday 6 November 2018

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  • One great horror film per decade (1928-2018)

    The evolution of the scary movie at 10-year paces: one for every ninth year of the decade, from 1928 to 2018.

    Adam Scovell
    Wednesday 31 October 2018

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