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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

Hatton Garden, ITV review - ancient burglars bore again

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Mum, BBC Two, series 3 review - welcome last hurrah for adult family sitcom

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Line of Duty, BBC One, series 5 finale review - big highs and Biggeloe

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Back to Life, BBC Three review - Daisy Haggard finds laughs in prison release

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Fleabag, Series 2 finale, BBC Three review - Phoebe Waller-Bridge's miraculous situation tragedy

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This Time with Alan Partridge, Series finale, BBC One review - back to his worst

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Dead Pixels, E4, review - gamers for a laugh

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Q&A special: The making of Local Hero

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The Bay, ITV, review - Broadchurch goes north

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An encounter with John Richardson, Picasso's biographer who has died at 95

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After Life, Netflix, review - Ricky Gervais's grief emoji

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Curfew, Sky One, review - belt up for a budget-price Mad Max

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Q&A Special: Actor Bruno Ganz on playing Hitler

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Catastrophe, Channel 4, series 4 finale review - sitcom saves the best till last

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Les Misérables, BBC One, series finale review - more moving than revealing

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Camping, Sky Atlantic, review - Lena Dunham's tentative British export

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