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The Romanoffs and Monkman and Seagull—the best television in October 2018

Plus: House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon's The First

By Lucinda Smyth   October 2018
A scene from The Romanoffs

A scene from The Romanoffs

The Romanoffs Amazon Prime Video, 12th October

One of the most hotly-anticipated programmes of the year, The Romanoffs is written, directed and produced by Matthew Weiner (first of The Sopranos and later the creator of Mad Men). This eight-part series set in contemporary times focuses on the lives of people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. An ambitious concept, it’s pulled off with help from a £55m budget and a cast including Amanda Peet,…

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