Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TV Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TV Choice

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Byline: JANE SHILLING

FATHER & SON 9PM, ITV1 Brian Kirk's elegant direction flatters the wilder implausibilities of Frank Deasy's drama, set in Manchester. Young Sean O'Connor (Reece Noi) is a nice Catholic lad who is wrongly charged with a gang shooting. His aunty is a policewoman, his dad is a gangster, and he ends up sharing a cell with his dad's wicked old mate. Worth watching for excellent performances by Noi and Sophie Okonedo as his aunt. Continues tomorrow.

STORYVILLE: VALENTINO - THE LAST EMPEROR 10PM, BBC4 It is hard to think of a milieu more richly preposterous than that of fashion, and Matt Tyrnauer's affectionate documentary glories in the wealth of material provided by couturier Valentino. Filmed from 2005 to 2007, the year in which Valentino celebrated 45 years in the fashion industry and retired from the label that bears his name, the film follows Valentino, his partner Giancarlo Giametti and Valentino's five pugs from catwalk to boardroom, to the cafe on the Via Veneto where Valentino and Giancarlo first met (at least, Giancarlo reckons it's the place. …

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