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Ed Cumming

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Ed Cumming is The Independent's TV critic.

Sophie Cookson has shone in The Trial of Christine Keeler

The drama’s finale brings this story of scandal to an emotional climax, with a speech from Profumo that feels much too close to home

The BBC’s Dracula adds fresh wit and energy to the vampire legend

Claes Bang’s Dracula is given a vaguely geezerish Estuary swagger, and never seems as if he’s not enjoying himself, although he dials up the menace when it’s needed. Like all the best hosts, he puts us ease, even as he commits ever more atrocious crimes

The Trial of Christine Keeler is a timely story of sleazy politicians

This original drama about the Profumo affair is a welcome change from reunions and repeats at Christmas