James Walton

Another drama about how women are great and men are rubbish: C4’s Philharmonia reviewed

Plus: remarkable stories of foundlings searching for their origins, and finding them

This is a woman who should certainly be watched — in more ways than one: Marie-Sophie Ferdane as Hélène Barizet in Channel 4's Philharmonia

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