Run time: 108 mins

Sally Hawkins’s amateur historian-sleuth pursues her dream to find the mortal remains of the much-maligned King Richard III in this comedy drama.


When Philippa reads a biography of Richard that highlights the disconnect between his reputation and his “true” self, she resolves to set the record straight. So, after a couple of pub meetings with fellow Ricardians, she’s banging on the doors of the establishment, seeking funding to dig up the King’s bones, which she has become convinced lie under a carpark in Leicester.


The actual events of what took place have since been disputed by the university but don’t let a little history get in the way; Hawkins is quietly impressive as this prickly but resolute soul, and Steve Coogan – who also co-writes – creates a nice role for himself as her encouraging ex-husband John, who eventually gets to deliver the immortal line: “Boys, your mum’s found Richard III.”


It makes for a light, cosy history lesson, and there’s much to admire here: not least the playful fantasy flourish of including Richard himself as a twinkly-eyed apparition, played by Harry Lloyd.


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14:00
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19:00
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18:00
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14:00
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14:00
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19:30
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14:00
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18:00
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19:30
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14:00
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19:30
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19:30
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14:00
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19:30
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14:00
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14:00
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14:00
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19:00
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14:00
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13:00
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14:00
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19:30
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18:00
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14:00
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19:30
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14:00
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19:30
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19:30
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19:30
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19:30
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14:00
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14:00
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14:00
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19:30
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17:00
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19:30
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14:00
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14:00
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16:30