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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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It’s a Wonderful Life, English National Opera review - Capra...

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Bones and All review - eat, don't heat

You expect gross-out movies to send your hands flying in front of your eyes. But Luca Guadagnino's ludicrous Bones and All is...

Basel Saleh, Sansara, United Strings of Europe, St Martin-in...

This collaboration between two young and exciting ensembles, the...

Nanny review - no spoonfuls of sugar in this spooky tale

Nanny is being marketed as a horror movie, and arachnophobes should certainly beware, but it’s also a stylish exploration of race...

Wet Leg, O2 Forum Kentish Town review - eclectic glee from a...
Arriving to the second night of two shows in the same venue, you would expect it to be a little quieter. But Wet Leg’s second outing at the O2...
Elf, Dominion Theatre review - hit musical revival slays it...

Just about the three toughest tricks to pull off in the theatre are making a...

Henry V, Shakespeare's Globe review - anatomy of a viol...

It begins in darkness. All that can be heard is the sound of a human struggling painfully for breath so that even before the lights go up we have...

The Manhattan Transfer, Queen Elizabeth Hall review - a clas...

On a dreary evening in our dark winter of discontent, a couple of hours spent in the company of The Manhattan Transfer was a joyous uplift. The...

Album: Sophie Jamieson - Choosing

Choosing packs a punch – the effect of which lingers. What’s captured by these 11 songs comes across as unfiltered, disconcertingly...