Sarah Shaffi

Sarah Shaffi is a freelance journalist and editor. She reads more books a week than is healthy, and balances this out with copious amounts of TV. She writes regularly about popular culture, particularly how it reflects and represents society.

The Trial of Christine Keeler: Christine (Sophie Cookson) testifies in Stephen's trial.

The Trial of Christine Keeler: all the big questions we have after episode 5

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  • Sally Rooney first photos
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    We finally have a trailer for Sally Rooney’s Normal People TV show

  • The Trial of Christine Keeler: Sophie Cookson as Christine Keeler.
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    The Trial of Christine Keeler: all the big questions we have after episode 4

  • Samira Ahmed has won her sex discrimination equal pay case against the BBC.
    Life

    Why Samira Ahmed’s equal pay victory is a victory for all women

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Seberg review: Kristen Stewart’s shining performance deserves a much better film
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Seberg review: Kristen Stewart’s shining performance deserves a much better film

Don’t be fooled by the title: Seberg sidelines its eponymous character to focus on (surprise) a white man instead.

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The Trial of Christine Keeler: all the big questions we have after episode 3

Why does it matter that Profumo lied to the House of Commons? And where has Christine disappeared to?

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The Trial of Christine Keeler episode two: Christine Keeler (SOPHIE COOKSON).
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The Trial of Christine Keeler: the big questions we have after episode 2

Why could news of Christine's affair with Profumo be so damaging to the government?

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The Trial Of Christine Keeler: Sophie Cookson as Christine Keeler
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The Trial of Christine Keeler: the big questions we have after episode 1

Meet Christine Keeler, the woman at the centre of one of the UK’s biggest political scandals.

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Why it’s not okay to ignore Ruth Jones’ role in Gavin And Stacey’s success

The show only works because of both its co-creators.

Comforting TV shows: Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
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7 soul-soothing shows for when you need comfort

TV that feels like being wrapped in a warm hug.

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Best non-fiction books of 2020
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Your guide to 2020’s best non-fiction books

From investigations into domestic violence to essays on modern life, these are 2020's best non-fiction books.

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Gavin & Stacey Christmas special: James Corden, Joanna Page, Matthew Horne and Ruth Jones.
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“32 thoughts I had while watching the Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special”

Is there better company to be spending Christmas Day in?

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Best TV adaptations of books: The Witcher on Netflix
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28 of the best TV series based on books

From page to screen, here are TV adaptations that are as good as the books they're based on.

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Adele has released photos from her Christmas party.
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Adele’s Christmas photos are trending for the wrong reasons

It's all so unfortunately predictable.

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Christmas books
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12 of the best books to read this Christmas

Get into the Christmas spirit with one of these festive books.

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4 questions we have while we wait for season two of His Dark Materials

What’s going to happen to Lyra and Will?

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“The 2010s was the decade I finally felt seen in pop culture”

The decade finally saw books, TV shows and films presenting well-rounded characters from minorities.

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Christmas poetry: what to read at christmas
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25 Christmas poems that capture the spirit of the season

From kindness to chaos, these poems truly tap into the emotions and actions of the festive period.

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How to deal with heartbreak at Christmas.
Life

How to deal with a broken heart at Christmas, according to three writers

When everyone around you is indulging in all the festive season has to offer, how do you deal with your broken heart?

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11 books to help kick-start your career

Avoid burnout, own the room and embrace flexible working with these brilliant books.

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The most beautiful bookshops from around the world

Yara Shahidi introduces us to her personal favourite.

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Jude Law and Cameron Diaz in The Holiday
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“20 thoughts I had watching The Holiday for the first time”

What would a first-time viewer make of the Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz-starring Christmas romcom?

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Breadcrumbing isn’t just a dating problem – it can affect you at work, too

Is your boss dropping career crumbs, but not following through?

Lyra and Mrs Coulter in episode two of His Dark Materials.
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His Dark Materials: all the big questions we have after episode 2

Although episode two of the BBC's His Dark Materials contained some big revelations, we still have questions.

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