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TV has utterly failed disabled people, says ‘The Virtues’ writer Jack Thorne

Thorne was delivering the 46th MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival.UK TV has “utterly and totally” failed disabled people, according to MacTaggart lecturer Jack Thorne, as he unveiled an accessibility pressure group designed to improve the situation.The Virtues and The Accident writer pulled no punches when referring to disability as “the forgotten diversity”, as […]

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Stephen Graham: ‘The Irishman was my Champions League final’

The British actor reflects on a year in which he was ‘everywhere’, from gritty TV drama The Virtues to Martin Scorsese’s starry gangster epicMerseyside-born Stephen Graham, 46, discovered acting aged eight, before joining Liverpool’s Everyman youth theatre in his teens. His breakthrough role was his Bafta-nominated performance as skinhead Combo in Shane Meadows’s This Is […]

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Shane Meadows: ‘For many years I didn’t remember it… but it caused me a lifetime of anguish’

The director speaks for the first time about the horrific event from his childhood that inspired his new TV drama The VirtuesI’ve interviewed director Shane Meadows a few times now, and it’s always been fun. He’s an entertaining person to spend an hour with: enthusiastic, emotional, funny, a natural talker. Plus there’s lots to talk […]

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