The week in TV: Little Birds; Cuba: Castro vs the World; The Talk and more | The Guardian

A superbly stylish Anaïs Nin adaptation promises welcome escapism. Elsewhere, Cuba 60 years on and a sobering look at the realities of everyday British racismLittle Birds (Sky Atlantic) | sky.comCuba: Castro vs the World (BBC Two) | iPlayerThe Talk (Channel 4) | All4Squeamish About… (BBC Two) | iPlayerSemi-Detached (BBC Two) | iPlayerTangier, 1955; Havana, 1959. Can there have been two sexier settings in the last century, excepting possibly Casablanca, 1941? Certainly I open tentatively my front door, gaze on to cobbles squirming together for shelter under horizontally driving Edinburgh lockdown rain, achingly chill for August, and race back in to see the cars, the bars, the colours, the style, the laces and the braces; the sun, ever that fat sun: and see my perfect unlived life. Possibly without all the flies and guns and death and stuff. Continue reading…

A superbly stylish Anaïs Nin adaptation promises welcome escapism. Elsewhere, Cuba 60 years on and a sobering look at the realities of everyday British racism

Little Birds (Sky Atlantic) | sky.com
Cuba: Castro vs the World (BBC Two) | iPlayer
The Talk (Channel 4) | All4
Squeamish About… (BBC Two) | iPlayer
Semi-Detached (BBC Two) | iPlayer

Tangier, 1955; Havana, 1959. Can there have been two sexier settings in the last century, excepting possibly Casablanca, 1941? Certainly I open tentatively my front door, gaze on to cobbles squirming together for shelter under horizontally driving Edinburgh lockdown rain, achingly chill for August, and race back in to see the cars, the bars, the colours, the style, the laces and the braces; the sun, ever that fat sun: and see my perfect unlived life. Possibly without all the flies and guns and death and stuff.

Continue reading…


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