Q&A & TV PREVIEW: No Offence featuring Paul Abbott, Joanna Scanlan & Will Mellor

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE?: BAFTA, London

WHEN?: 10/9, 1st episode airs 13/9/18

‘He’s either a spook, from Special Branch or the work experience,’ observes Joanna Scanlan’s Detective Inspector Viv Deering of the young man in a suit impeding her progress in the investigation which dominates the 1st episode in this 3rd series of No Offence. ‘I’ve got more 5 O’Clock shadow than he has.’

  • Read on for reasons including why Scanlan thinks her character is ‘Paul Abbott in a dress’

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Glass Menagerie starring Cherry Jones, Michael Esper, Kate O’Flynn & Brian J. Smith

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Duke Of York’s Theatre

WHEN: 28/1 runs to 29/4

We’re sat in the dark at the end of the third row in the second half of this Broadway transfer and suddenly become aware that audience members around us are crying.

  • Read on for reasons including how breathtakingly effortless Cherry Jones makes her West End debut appear

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