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A camp take on Vanity Fair and Angela Carter’s strange brilliance—television highlights of September 2018

Plus Maniac the new Neflix series with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill

By Lucinda Smyth   September 2018
Angela Carter

Angela Carter

Vanity Fair

ITV, 2nd September, 9pm

As summer draws to a close, ITV kicks-off its autumn schedule with a romping adaptation of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, starring Olivia Cooke as Becky Sharpe. Social climber Sharpe can be a hard character to pull off, let alone seem likeable, but Cooke’s interpretation lends her an immensely watchable flair. With plenty of acidic put-downs, Fleabag-esque looks to camera and a stellar supporting cast, this is a brilliantly camp take on the often dreary period drama genre.

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