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The best television in the UK this June 2021

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan play an uncommunicative couple on BBC Two, plus Ernest Hemingway reconsidered

By Chris Harvey   July 2021

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan as a husband and wife locked down in the same house. Photo: BBC

Together, BBC Two, mid June

Major talents make this tale of life under Covid one to watch. It’s written by Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical, Utopia), directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Crown) and stars the superb James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan as a husband and wife locked down in the same house. Kelly describes them as “a couple who totally hate each other, but have somehow found a way of existing together by not talking to, thinking about, noticing, communicating with or being in the same room as each other—then lockdown happens.”

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