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Ed Cumming

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Ed Cumming is The Independent's TV critic.

BBC’s Normal People is a perfect adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel

Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal inhabit lovers Marianne and Connell so utterly that it is instantly impossible to imagine them being played by anyone else

Ricky Gervais can do so much better than After Life

This series is constantly looking for easy solutions – whether it’s not bothering to film ‘village’ scenes outside of London or using swearing where good jokes ought to be

The Mandalorian keeps things just the right side of schmaltzy – review

This new addition to the Star Wars franchise offers a more textured universe than we are used to – the only problem is the Mandalorian himself

Belgravia is a snobathon which toils in the shadow of Downton Abbey

Julian Fellowes has an indisputable gift for instant characterisation, but his new period drama lacks Downton’s sense of place