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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 Bridge, BBC Two, series 4 review - Scandi saga is darker than ever

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The Split, BBC One, review - Abi Morgan’s densely packed divorce drama

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review - artery-furring whimsy

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Milos Forman: 'The less you know about yourself, the happier you are'

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Lifeline, Channel 4 review - Spanish sci-fi drama on speed

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Arcade Fire, Wembley Arena review - sensational spectacle

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Law and Order, BBC Four review - not a fair cop

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DVD: Blood and Glory

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Civilisations: First Contact, BBC Two review - David Olusoga goes for gold

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Ordeal by Innocence, BBC One, review - Agatha Christie goes nuclear

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Journeyman review - Paddy Considine wins on points

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Mum, BBC Two, series 2 finale review - the perfect way to go

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, BBC One review - emotional nomad with a fragile gift for joy

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Crowhurst review - plucky indie wins race with rival

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Unsane review - Claire Foy in bonkers horror satire

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13 Commandments, Channel 4 review - murder most Flemish

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