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Our Favourite TV of 2021

1. Time

Jimmy McGovern’s three-part prison drama featured career best performances from both Stephen Graham and Sean Bean.

2. It’s A Sin

Russell T Davies’ 1980s set drama depicted the lives of a group of gay men, and their friends, as the HIV/AIDS crisis hit the UK.

3. The Great

Superb new comedy/drama, which saw Catherine the Great arriving in Russia to tip over a few apple carts. Huzzah!

4. Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

Caroline Catz’s experimental film explored the life and work of the electronic music pioneer.

5. Alma’s Not Normal

Sophie Willan’s semi-autobiographical comedy was broad, bawdy, but most of all, funny.

6. Ghosts

Thanks to a great ensemble cast, this BBC sitcom remains the most warm-hearted programme on TV.

7. Stath Lets Flats

The third series of this comedy, following the misadventures of an incompetent Greek-Cypriot lettings agent, remained as funny as ever.

8. Vigil

Suranne Jones was stuck in a submarine while scriptwriters threw daft plot twist upon daft plot twist at her.

9. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

Adam Curtis’ latest mind-scrambling documentary series delved deep into individualism, conspiracy theories, national myths and a lot more besides.

10. Squid Game

The year’s most talked about TV show was good gruesome fun (apart from the last episode, which was a tad disappointing).

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