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Rewind TV: Torchwood; The Night Watch; British Masters; The Life of Muhammad; Strictly Kosher; The World's Most Expensive Paintings – review

Torchwood provided pitch-perfect sci-fi while an adaptation of Sarah Waters's The Night Watch was marred only by being a one-off

Torchwood (BBC1) | iPlayer

The Night Watch (BBC2) | iPlayer

British Masters (BBC4) | iPlayer

The Life of Muhammad (BBC2) | iPlayer

Strictly Kosher (ITV1) | ITV Player

The World's Most Expensive Paintings (BBC1) | iPlayer

Torchwood, the so-called "Doctor Who for grownups", had been for too long one of those things I'd loved, admired, but never actually seen. The love and admiration were a teensy bit for Good Things coming out of Cardiff, but almost wholly for serendipitous anagrams and the creative delights within. Almost everything on telly, surely, could (in fact should) have an anagrammatic doppelgangy spin-off. "Whores Squat on Dai" would be an enticing if fabulously misleading version of Antiques Roadshow, and I might even have watched "Piers Morgan meets Sir Cliff Richard" had it been rejigged as "Charlie Crim frots deaf
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Great LezBritain: Review of "The Night Watch"

Great LezBritain is a fortnightly stroll through the very best of British lesbo-centric entertainment and culture. Plus there will be some jolly good interviews with the top ladies who are waving the flag for gay UK.

The recent adaptation of The Night Watch on BBC2 is the fourth of Sarah Waters five books to have made the transition from page to screen, while her fifth book, The Little Stranger, will be made into a feature film sometime soon.

Waters is now undoubtedly a literary powerhouse. Her books have been lifted from the gay section of bookshops into the laps of straight women who might possibly be called Felicity and work in an office accounts department. Her previous adaptations, most notably Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith were mightily successful, earning high ratings and high DVD sales. So in short, Waters seems a sure thing. So, with all that said, why the
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Claire Foy: 'Next I want to do some singing and dancing' – interview

The glittering career of Claire Foy, star of The Promise and now The Night Watch, continues apace

Spend a little time in Claire Foy's company and you get the sense that, while she might be a bit stunned at how rapidly her acting career has progressed, she's certainly going to seize her moment. Irrepressibly cheerful, fast-talking and candid, the 27-year-old has barely rested in the four years since she left the Oxford School of Drama. It was only a matter of months before she starred in the pilot episode of Being Human (she always knew it could be huge, she says); she went on to take the leading roles in the BBC's 14-part adaptation of Little Dorrit and in Peter Kosminsky's acclaimed Israel-Palestine drama The Promise, which she describes as "a real love project for everyone who did it". Oh, and she's also squeezed in Upstairs Downstairs and a Hollywood fantasy thriller,
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