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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

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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P.E.Caquet: The Bell of Treason review - the sacrifice of Czechoslovakia

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Album: Samana - Samana

The final track of Samana’s third album is titled “The Preselis,” after the west Welsh mountain range – the place antiquarians suggested as the...

theartsdesk Q&A: Eddie Marsan and the American Revolutio...

He’s not the kind of actor who has paparazzi following him...

DVD/Blu-ray: Billy Connolly - Big Banana Feet

The most striking things about the 1976 documentary (restored and re-released by the BFI) is just how polite Billy Connolly comes across as. Not...

The Great Escape Festival 2024, Brighton review - 12 hours o...

If the weather’s good TGE Beach is a grand start to a day. As it sounds, it’s a purpose-built seafront space to the east of central...

Rebus, BBC One review - revival of Ian Rankin's Scottis...

The previous incarnation of Ian Rankin’s Scottish detective on ITV starred, in their contrasting styles, John Hannah and Ken Stott. For this ...

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sousa, St Martin-in...

Better (much better, indeed) late than never. The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique should have given their cycle of Beethoven symphonies at...

Die Zauberflöte, Glyndebourne review - cornucopia of visual...

Five years after it first clattered onto the ...

Hough, Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - a...

It’s probably a bit early to be getting misty-eyed about the approaching end of Sir Mark Elder’s time as music director of the Hallé, but the...

Clinton Baptiste, Touring review - spoof clairvoyant on grea...

Clinton Baptiste – clairvoyant, medium and psychic – first appeared briefly as a character in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights on Channel 4....

Music Reissues Weekly: Andwella - To Dream

Original pressings of Love And Poetry sell for up to £2,800. Copies of the August 1969 debut album by Andwellas Dream can sometimes also...