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22 brilliant TV dramas based on true stories, for anyone loving The Serpent

23 TV dramas based on true stories, for anyone loving The Serpent

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Kayleigh Dray
  • Small Axe: Alex Wheatle
    TV

    What Alex Wheatle can teach us about confronting the UK’s racist history

  • Clara Amfo and Amber Butchart podcast FASHIONED
    Podcasts

    Clara Amfo's new podcast with Amber Butchart investigates the secret history of fashion

  • Visible Women

    Fanny Eaton: muse to many and Victorian Britain’s most visible woman of colour

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Horror films based on truth: how real life events have inspired scary movies throughout history
Film

The true stories that inspired our favourite horror movies

From the occult to radioactive mutants.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Books

4 forgotten couples from history whose stories will inspire you

In an extract from award-winning journalist Cathy Newman's new book It Takes Two, we look at four maverick couples that history has forgotten.

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Cathy Newman
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Long Reads

“How my parents’ bravery, love and strength got us through the Windrush scandal”

What was it really like growing up with parents from the Windrush generation? One writer shares her story.

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Jenny McCall
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Life

The Equal Pay Act is 50 years old – so why are women still not being paid fairly?

The landmark legislation is celebrating its 50th birthday – but women are still losing out.

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Anna Fielding
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Anna Brech
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The incredible real-life stories behind Hollywood, our latest Netflix addiction

Meet the characters who took on movie land – and were often broken in return.

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Long Reads

The gripping true stories of the Apollo 11 Space Wives

“You think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home...”

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Marisa Bate
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Sleep

13 soothing podcasts to help you nod off in no time

From ancient myths and legends to modern Hollywood mysteries...

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Moya Crockett
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People

The tragic reality of Christine Keeler’s involvement in the Profumo affair

She was embroiled in one of the UK’s most infamous sex scandals when she was just 19 years old, and she spent the rest of her life in its shadow.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok
Long Reads

How the bloodthirsty Valkyries of Norse mythology became a pop culture phenomenon

From creatures of carnage to noble shieldmaidens, the Valkyries have captured the imagination for centuries.

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Christobel Hastings
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Visible Women

This clever tool will help you find your suffragette ancestors

Are you related to a famous suffragette? Find out here...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

The fascinating legacy of male impersonators, the gender rebels that history forgot

From Victorian music halls to American vaudeville, male impersonation was a woman's world.

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Christobel Hastings
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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TI’s daughter has responded to his comments, reminding us why the hymen is still a feminist issue

Deyjah Harris has made her feelings about her father's remarks clear.

Jessie Eden Peaky Blinders
Life

Peaky Blinders: The real story behind Jessie Eden and her fight for women’s rights

Did you know the character is based on a real person?

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Hollie Richardson
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Viola Davis
Life

Viola Davis just shared why she’s “a little scared” to play Michelle Obama, and it’s so relatable

Get ready for the series of your dreams.

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Lauren Geall
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Renia’s Diary: A Young Girl’s Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust
Books

This Polish teenager was murdered by the Nazis. Now, her diary is being published for the first time

And its journey to publication is a truly incredible one.

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Lauren Geall
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Fashion

Why late fashion designer Isabel Toledo meant so much to Michelle Obama

Obama has paid tribute to Toledo, saying her work will be remembered "for all of history"

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Megan Murray
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Life

This medieval “Vagina Monologue” poem shows the enduring power of female sexuality

700 years before The Vagina Monologues came The Rose Thorn

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Christobel Hastings
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Girl Reading
Books

London’s iconic Feminist Library is set to move into its new home

The library, which is host to a large archive of feminist literature, will move into its new home later this summer

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Lauren Geall
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Christobel Hastings
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At long last, the first sculpture of 1920s female football star Lily Parr is unveiled

Moulding the future.

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Life

A lesson on how to trend on Twitter for no reason at all, by Catherine of Aragon

“Is she up for Tory leadership? Has she joined the cast of Love Island 2019? WE MUST KNOW.”

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Hollie Richardson
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