Blackadder Fake Heiress

A AMERICAN ELECTIONS: WICKED GAME With the 2020 US presidential campaign looming ever closer, it’s revving up to be another bitter battle for the White House. But has it ever been thus? Presented by Lindsay Graham, this podcast series looks at all 58 elections from George Washington in 1789 to Trump in 2016, and wonders if a fair ght has ever been undertaken. wondery.com

B BLACKADDER Poor old Baldrick gets slowly tortured by various Edmunds through the ages in four series of Ben Elton and Richard Curtis’ landmark 80s comedy. There’s even a classic Christmas special to catch up on featuring Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Miranda Richardson with Rowan Atkinson’s titular miserabilist coming over even more Scrooge-like. BritBox

C CRACKANORY Inspired by the children’s armchair storytelling of the 1970s, there are four whole series of this more grown- up affair. Among those lending their voices are David Mitchell, Sharon Horgan, Emilia Fox, Robbie Coltrane, Carrie Fisher, Miriam Margolyes and Mackenzie Crook. Audible

E EMPIRE FILM PODCAST We may not be able to get into cinemas for a bit but those obsessed with movies can still catch up with some irreverent lm-related chat. Among the recent interviewees are Bong Joon-ho, Emilio Estevez, Elisabeth Moss and Steve Coogan. planetradio.co.uk/podcasts

F FAKE HEIRESS Anna Sorokin thought she had the world fooled while sauntering confi dently around New York pretending to be a wealthy heiress named Anna Delvey. Dubbed the Soho Grifter when her scamming of individuals and businesses out of many thousands of dollars was exposed in 2018, you’re likely to listen to this with your jaw slowly dropping to the oor. BBC Sounds

G GIRL GANG Amy Will presents this podcast in which she chats to successful businesswomen about advances they’ve made in their particular eld. Among the interviewees to date are BossBabe’s Kay Snels, author Tara Schuster, BuzzFeed’s Maycie Timpone, and British Vogue’s Carlotta Constant. girlgangthelabel.com

D DIRTY MONEY In case you needed reminding of the corruption, fraud and ‘creative accounting’ that people in positions of power are capable of, two seasons of Alex Gibney’s documentary series should do the trick. Among the recent targets under his microscope are nancial services company Wells Fargo, former Malaysian PM Najib Razak, and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of a season-one crook: some guy called Trump. Netfl ix

H HONOUR Written by Gwyneth Hughes, Keeley Hawes stars as Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode in a no-doubt highly controversial two-parter based on the life and death of Banaz Mahmod. This young Londoner was murdered in 2006 by members of her own family when she fell in love with the ‘wrong man’. ITV, summer

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