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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

Douglas Henshall: 'You can get stuck when you’ve been in the business for 30 years' - interview

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I Know Who You Are, Series 2, BBC Four review - get on with it, por favor

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Queen: Rock the World, BBC Four review - we won't rock you

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Newsnight: Grenfell Tower - The 21st Floor, BBC Two review - a simple, moving reconstruction

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic, British Library review - weirdly wonderful

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David Oakes: 'I haven’t done anything as bad as my characters'

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Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera, BBC Two review - there's anti-elitism, and there's infantilism

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The Snowman review - Michael Fassbender can't save Harry Hole

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Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution, BBC Two review - words stronger than pictures 100 years on

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Nile Rodgers: How to Make It in the Music Business, BBC Four review - good times had by all

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Doctor Foster, Series 2 finale, BBC One review - revenge is a dish best not served twice

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The Deuce, Sky Atlantic review - a magnificent, sleazy epic

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Bad Move, ITV review - Jack Dee resettles in the middle of the road

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Robert Harris: Munich review - reselling Hitler

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Rellik, BBC One review - tricksy procedural messes with time

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Trust Me, BBC One, series finale review - drama about fake doctor was also pretending

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