True Stories

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  • The Pembrokeshire Murders on ITV: Luke Evans as DS Steve Wilkins and Alexandria Riley as DI Ella Richards.
    TV

    The disturbing true story that inspired The Pembrokeshire Murders

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

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

  • NHS at Christmas: 7 brilliant women tell us what it’s really like working the wards over Christmas
    Health

    7 brilliant NHS staff tell us what it’s really like working the wards over Christmas

Latest Stories

The Queen's Gambit on Netflix
TV

Did you know The Queen’s Gambit was inspired by a tragic true story?

The Netflix series – all about chess prodigy Beth Harmon – has astounded viewers all over the world.

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Kayleigh Dray
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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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The Trial Of The Chicago 7: the true story behind the gripping Netflix film
Film

The true story behind Netflix’s The Trial Of The Chicago 7

The film – which boasts a cool 94% ‘fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes – revolves around a real-life trial from 1968.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Adopting a rescue dog in lockdown
Life

This is the reality of adopting a dog in lockdown

As Battersea celebrates its 160th anniversary, Stylist’s Kayleigh Dray reflects on her decision to open her home (and her heart) to an energetic rescue dog.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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Unsolved Mysteries: Vol 2 is coming to Netflix in time for Halloween

The hit true crime series is back this autumn, and there’s an extra-special paranormal episode in the mix...

Learning to drive: “why I wish I’d passed my driving test before leaving London”
Long Reads

“The one thing I wish I’d done before moving out of London”

Thinking of upping sticks and leaving the city? Read this cautionary tale first.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Ciara Charteris attends the "Mary Quant" VIP preview at the Victoria & Albert Museum on April 03, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
People

Poldark’s Ciara Charteris chose not to report her rapist. Now, she’s taking the power back

The actor has spoken out about being assaulted by a “close friend.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Anthony: BBC drama about racist murder of Anthony Walker makes for vital viewing
Life

Anthony is the vital BBC drama we all need to watch tonight

Anthony Walker was just 18 when he was killed in 2005. This is the story of the life he could have lived.

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Kayleigh Dray
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MUCHO MUCHO AMOR: THE LEGEND OF WALTER MERCADO Walter Mercado in MUCHO MUCHO AMOR: THE LEGEND OF WALTER MERCADO. Cr. NETFLIX © 2020
Film

This absorbing Netflix documentary has scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Step into the world of legendary astrologer Walter Mercado.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Stateless - Yvonne Strahovski
Life

The troubling true story that inspired Netflix’s “best new series”

Yvonne Strahovski’s timely tale seems poised to become the platform’s next Unorthodox-style hit.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Chernobyl - HBO and Sky Original
Life

“I watched this record-breaking TV show, and it triggered my nucleomituphobia”

Chernobyl leads the field at this year's Bafta Television Awards, with 14 nominations, but it’s basically a real-life horror movie.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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Netflix’s Revolutionary Love is the frothy rom-com you’ve been dreaming of

Say hello to your classic tale of ‘boy meets girl’, with a twist...

Netflix’s Crash Landing On You: what you need to know about the “masterpiece” TV drama
Life

Is this the best series on Netflix right now?

People on Twitter have branded Crash Landing On You a “masterpiece”.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Netflix's The Innocence Files
Life

Netflix’s The Innocence Files powerfully flips the true crime genre on its head

“These stories expose difficult truths about the state of America’s deeply flawed criminal justice system.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Netflix's Unorthodox
Life

We’re calling it: this is the best series on Netflix right now

People on Twitter are saying it's even better than Tiger King…

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Kayleigh Dray
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Prgenant in coronavirus pandemic
Life

“I didn’t expect to be pregnant during a pandemic”

Jessica Rach, who just hit her second trimester, reveals what it’s really like to be pregnant during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Jessica Anais Rach
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Coronavirus patient reveals what it’s really like to fight Covid-19 disease in your 20s
Life

Coronavirus patient reveals reality of fighting the disease in your 20s

Bjonda Haliti’s incredible Twitter thread has been shared over 162K times and counting.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Military Wives is the fun and feel good film starring Sharon Horgan and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Life

The true lives of the Military Wives

This heartwarming film is sure to lift your spirits.

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Aiden Wynn
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Hollie Richardson
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Letitia Wright to star in film about the true story of The Silent Twins

It follows the real life case of June and Jennifer Gibbons.

Life

“I went to see a psychic after my break-up – and it was bloody awful”

Think crystal balls, tarot cards and unexpectedly awkward trances…

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Kayleigh Dray
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