Time machine: cannot access backups

Time Machine seems to backup correctly: it reports the correct time of backup and I can see the right timestamp in Finder.
However I cannot access any backup in the Star Wars interface: when I open it I see some time indications  by the timeline, one second later I see the timeline without any time indications except Now and Today. Thus I cannot access my backups.
Any idea how to troubleshoot?
Thanks and regards

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