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Trailer Park Boys: What really happened to Cory and Trevor

'Trevor' from Trailer Park Boys talks about Cory and Trevor leaving one of the best shows on television due to low pay and poor work conditions.

Media manipulation over school bombing in Brindisi

Last Saturday morning a bomb exploded outside the vocational college for young women “Morvillo-Falcone” in the Southern city of Brindisi, killing a teenage girl, Melissa Bassi, and severely wounding several other classmates.

Not mentioned in Dispatches

Review of the piss poor Dispatches documentary on the English Defence League!

From trailer trash to Trailer Park Boys

Dean DeFino's brilliant analysis of Trailer Park Boys, a Canadian mockumentary television series that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park residents, some of whom are ex-convicts, living in the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Top Boy, by Ronan Bennett, Channel 4

Yet another teenage gang tall story glimpses beyond the moral panics and tired miserabilism of most poverty porn.

Street Summer season, Channel 4

A naff cultural-historical hip-hop gospel packaged according to MTV aesthetics ...

Nurse Jackie, BBC2

A rare example of television fiction doing some outrageous justice to the modern work/life (im)balance

The Crimson Petal and the White, by Lucinda Coxon, BBC2

An unusually lucid, lurid costume drama goes straight for Victorian hypocrisy’s jugular ... Too straight, perhaps?

The Promise, by Peter Kosminsky

Channel 4’s showpiece drama presents a revealingly limited portrayal of Palestine.

Accused, by Jimmy McGovern, BBC1

These tightly-wound fables describing inadmissible and extenuating circumstances around fictional crimes muddle moral and legal judgmentalism