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Jasper Rees

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Jasper has written about the arts, books, the media and sport for many broadsheets and magazines. He currently writes for the Telegraph and the Spectator. In the 1990s he also wrote about football for The Independent on Sunday. He is the author of I Found My Horn and co-author of the play of the same name. Bred of Heaven, his book on Wales and Welshness, was published in August 2011 and read on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. His latest book is a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins

Articles By Jasper Rees

The Little Drummer Girl, BBC One, series finale review - Le Carré drama comes to the boil at last

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Death and Nightingales, BBC Two, review - slow, lyrical, slightly dull

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The Girl in the Spider's Web review - Claire Foy leathers up

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WW1: The Last Tommies, BBC Four review - Great War stories

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Don Quixote rides again, and again

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The Little Drummer Girl, BBC One, review - latest Le Carré just passes audition

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Press, BBC One, series finale review - scarcely credible but highly entertaining

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Wanderlust, BBC One, series finale review - you can't have your cake and eat it

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Bodyguard, BBC One, series finale review - gripping entertainment of the highest calibre

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theartsdesk Q&A: Chas and Dave

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The Little Stranger review - the wrong sort of chills

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'You won't be able to handle this lady': remembering Fenella Fielding

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Keeping Faith, BBC One, series finale review - we need to talk about Evan

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Yardie review - Idris Elba shoots straight in his directorial debut

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Bodyguard, BBC One, episode 2 review - a wild ride to who knows where

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Neil Simon: 'I don’t think you want it really dark'

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