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The best films to see in January: Brexit on film and a Dr Who Special

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings


Brexit: The Uncivil War, Channel 4, January

This two-hour feature film about the 2016 EU referendum is based on two accounts from both sides: that of Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s former director of communications, and Vote Leave campaign director Dominic Cummings, who have both detailed their tactics and tribulations in the run-up to the Brexit vote. Eschewing his Sherlock deerstalker for a sweat-drenched receding hairline, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Cummings (below); Rory Kinnear plays Oliver. It’s a dramatic and darkly…

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