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13 November 2019 00:51

Myles Stephenson I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Rak-Su

"It's working out really well for them." It's a bright morning, and I'm in a little café in north London with the star of Lost in Austen, One Man, Two Guvnors, and hit new play [BLANK] – and we've been chatting about a topic that is sure to be much discussed when the BBC One drama Gold Digger airs this week. In new BBC drama Gold Digger, which begins tonight, the star of The Chronicles of Narnia and Westworld plays a man who becomes romantically entangled with a wealthy woman 26 years his senior (Julia Ormond). The writers, led by the creator Jesse Armstrong, who also gave us Peep Show, weave just-about-plausible and sympathetic characters from a web of insults and backstabbing, and tight editing and camerawork ratchets up tension from a slow-moving plot." HBO 33/46 Kathy Burke's All Woman "In Kathy Burke's All Women on Channel 4, the unapologetic, effing-and-blinding, salt-of-the-earth actor meets lots of different women – from nuns to reality stars – to understand what it means to be a member of the fairer sex, so to speak, in 2019." Channel 4 34/46 The Capture "So here we have an intriguing, but rather flawed sort of Big Brother thriller set in our contemporary world of digital snooping, near constant surveillance and (a topical touch) widespread use of facial recognition technology." BBC/Heyday Films/Nick Wall 35/46 Top Boy "Top Boy can be bleak and violent, with dialogue so naturalistic that it verges on the impenetrable, but in telling stories that rarely get heard, it asks us to think differently about the city we live in." Netflix 36/46 Criminal "Criminal uses its small canvas to ask big questions. Modern Love is adapted from a New York Times column (it also spawned a hit podcast) and is as much a valentine to a fantasia vision of Manhattan as it is a dissection of the human heart." Amazon Studios 42/46 Watchmen "Damon Lindelof's version of the beloved graphic novel is a compelling demonstration of what can happen when source material is treated with sensitivity and imagination." HBO 43/46 Warrior Women "Arriving in the wake of Marvel's Black Panther, the film highlights the links between the saga of the real-life Agoji women, who fought in the former Kingdom of Dahomey (located in modern-day Benin), and the all-women comic-book world protectors known as Dora Milaje." Channel 4 44/46 The Accident "The writer Jack Thorne says his latest four-part drama, which explores the aftermath of a disaster on a small community, was shaped by the Grenfell Tower fire. 9 Gold Digger is BBC's latest gripping drama with an all-star cast Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 9 Julia Ormond plays Julia Day Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 9 Ben Barnes plays Julia's toyboy Benjamin Golding in the BBC series Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 9 Alex Jennings takes on the role of Ted in Gold Digger Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 9 Jemima Rooper plays Della Day in Gold Digger Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 9 Sebastian plays Patrick Day in Gold Digger Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 9 Nikki stars as Marsha in Gold Digger Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 9 Julia is playing Hazel in Gold Digger Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 9 Archie plays Julie's youngest child Leo Day Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture