James Walton

Watch Mark Kermode find 1950s political attitudes in 1950s films

Plus: the new series of Staged contains memorable comic lines, winning believability and an authentic undertow of increasing lockdown desperation

Peter Sellers in I'm All Right Jack (1959), the politics of which Mark Kermode takes a dim view of. Image: British Lion / Getty Images

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