If you think your school days were tough, just be thankful you didn’t have Nanno as a classmate. Taking vengeance and provocation to sadistic levels, Nanno (Kitty Chicha Amatayakul) is the anti-heroine of Girl From Nowhere (Netflix), an uncompromising look through the eyes of a teenage schoolgirl at the “filthy side” of human nature. Equally seductive and treacherous, the mysterious Nanno is a vicious, Moriarty-level manipulator who roams from school to school, exposing the lies and deceit in which the young are drenched – by their peers and the authority figures meant to protect them. And don’t be fooled by the “teen” tag Netflix bestows on the show’s two seasons: any cuteness soon dissolves into a difficult watch, with blood, battery and broken bones making regular appearances. Nanno (whose name means “karma”) amounts to a sort of wandering spirit who punishes wrongdoers for their crimes and misdemeanours. Before her arrival at each institution, however, it is doubtful anyone suspects that schools harbour serial-killer pupils, boys who habitually impregnate girls, and long-term friends who suddenly start murdering each other at the first assumption of a mob mentality. An insidious presence who worms her way into the minds and actions of her targets, Nanno represents that persuasive Thai mindfulness apparent when it comes to all things supernatural. That she is such a potent symbol is thanks in no small measure to the mesmerising performances, from one episode to the next, of Amatayakul. As the only recurring cast member, she carries both series by combining horror, empathy, aloofness and authority, dispensing some kind of fairness on behalf of tormented outsiders everywhere. What has the Crazy Rich Asians cast been up to? The creators of this bizarre, bewitching interloper, more jailbait than femme fatale, may be avengers after Nanno’s own dark heart – it seems the wrongs she rights were inspired by real-life reports of victimisation and injustice: karma, you could say. Notes from 1971 Forget the swinging sixties, the soaring seventies is where it’s at: 1971, anyway. It might be a truism to say the impact of events in any year can’t be properly ascertained until time has lent some perspective. Nevertheless, certain years stand out for reasons of cultural and political significance, and 1971: The Year that Music Changed Everything takes a microscope to the events of those turbulent 12 months. But what happened in 1971 had its roots in previous tempestuous years, as explored in this engrossing, eight-part Apple TV documentary, available now and based on David Hepworth’s 2016 book 1971: Never a Dull Moment . American anti-Vietnam war protests triggered a robust rejection of Western governmental behaviour, so that by 1971 the voices of dissent had become louder than ever. And those best positioned to amplify the message belonged to musicians, not least the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, The Who, David Bowie and John Lennon. They and many others feature here, at their most counter-culturally powerful, in a stream of archive footage, much of it rarely seen, of interviews and performances woven around the news reports of the day. Widely reviled US president Richard Nixon, ignorant of the rising tide of anti-imperialism, makes several appearances and is heard to opine that “protesters do not live in the real world”. Some might say the persistence of similar attitudes – to Angela Davis and the Black Panthers then, and to Black Lives Matter now – proves little has changed. Either way, and whatever its troubled genesis, something that hasn’t changed is the excellence of the music of 1971. Persuasive and pivotal or not, its brilliance remains undimmed.