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Barney Harsent

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Writer, editor, and author of Music Top 10s (Bounty), Barney is a music and television fanatic. He also hosts a radio show on boxfrequency.fm, and is a surprisingly capable barman.

Articles By Barney Harsent

CD: Squeeze – The Knowledge

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W1A, Series 3 Finale, BBC Two review - the satire gets to the end of its joke

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CD: Jessie Ware - Glasshouse

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Black Lake, Series Finale, BBC Four review – Nordic noir comes to an unsatisfying end

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CD: Liam Gallagher - As You Were

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Billion Dollar Deals That Changed Your World, BBC Two review - Big Pharma gets a diagnosis: it’s sick

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CD: David Crosby - Sky Trails

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100 Year Old Driving School, ITV review – a warning with history

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CD: Ringo Starr - Give More Love

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Cold Feet, series 7, ITV review - more comedy than drama

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Doctor Foster, Series 2, BBC One review - belief suspended for a pacy and tense return

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Educating Greater Manchester, Channel 4 review - a study of hope, humanity and heart

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The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4 review – a cake with adverts is still a cake

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CD: Red Axes - The Beach Goths

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Wasting Away, Channel 4 review - we can't fix people while the NHS is broken

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No More Boys and Girls, BBC Two – baby steps lead to great leaps for children

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DVD/Blu-ray: Let the Sunshine In

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In The Fade review - twisty German courtroom drama

The Cannes jury in 2017 gave best actress to Diane Kruger for her performance in In the Fade. She plays Katja, who turns avenging angel...

David Byrne, Eventim Apollo review - twice in a lifetime?

Forgive the sports metaphor, but David Byrne knocked this one out of the park. Coming out of the concert at the...

The London Mastaba, Serpentine Galleries review - good news...

It’s not as immersive as New York’s The Gates, 2005, nor as magnificent as Floating Piers, 2016, in Italy’s Lake Iseo...

CD: Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch

Concluding a trilogy of releases that began with the EPs Not the Actual Events (2016) and Add Violence (2017) – Bad...

The Rolling Stones, Twickenham Stadium review - until the ne...

Eel Pie, the tiny eyot in the Thames, is not too a long walk from Twickenham stadium – within hollering distance, almost, if you had that kind of...

theartsdesk at Leipzig's Blüthner Piano Factory - a per...

Have you ever wondered why the Steinway grand piano is invariably...