Tag : bbc

Silent Witness is utterly uninventive

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Silent Witness’ eighteenth season has now come to an end, and I think I’ve finally cracked their formula. A moody cop with an upsetting back-story, some exquisitely stagnant acting on the part of our three pathologists Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox), Thomas Chamberlain (Richard Lintern) and Jack Hodgson (David Caves), and … Read More

Charlie Brooker takes on the week with Weekly Wipe

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I wasn’t always a fan of Charlie Brooker. I saw him as a failed hybrid, a loud mouthed Al Murray with the satire and middle-class breeding of David Mitchell. On 10 O’clock Live, I found his segment jarring and obnoxious. His aversion to anything vaguely techy, and his constant complaining, … Read More

Atlantis: A Greek tragedy turned tragic

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BBC One’s new series of the fantasy ‘drama’ (I use that term loosely) Atlantis aired last Saturday night. For those who don’t know, Atlantis is the capital city of a fictional island first mentioned and most probably fabricated by Plato. It was said to be inhabited by half-God half-human forms … Read More

The Fall: A seductively dark drama

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If BBC1’s The Missing was not enough to fill your quota of creepy crime thrillers for the week, then worry no more. The second series of BBC2’s The Fall airing on thursday nights promises to live up to excitement built on the first series’ tension-fraught and brilliantly twisted drama. We … Read More

The Missing is raw, uncompromising and utterly human

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With autumn setting in, and the cold pushing us closer into the warm embrace of our trusty TV screens, BBC1’s The Missing is just what the doctor ordered – a sadistic doctor with a penchant for emotional trauma. While vacationing in France, Tony and Emily Hughes’ (James Nesbitt and Frances … Read More

TV | The Apprentice has returned, and Lord Alan isn’t holding back

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Boardroom battles, power struggles and too many high ego business professionals to count. Yes, The Apprentice is back on our screens for its tenth series, and it didn’t disappoint. It may be argued that the series is a little bit dated now; we’ve seen the same pompous wanabees year after … Read More

Do people really still care about England international games?

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This last week saw England continue their Euro 2016 qualification campaign with two expected victories over San Marino and Estonia. As a passionate football fan, I would love to tell you I watched both games with excitement and keen anticipation, but the fact is I couldn’t care less about watching … Read More

TV | BBC 2 offers pure fun with Peaky Blinders

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It’s difficult for me to get excited about anything to do with Birmingham. It’s the city that has burdened us with Jasper Carrott and Frank Skinner, the accent makes you want to bash your head against a wall and over the last decade, the city’s football clubs have managed to … Read More

TV | Doctor Who – A new face for an old classic

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The world’s longest running, sci-fi show returns for its record breaking fifty-first year with a statement of intent. Peter Capaldi picks up the keys to TARDIS as he steps back in time to the perennial BBC favourite – Victorian London. Here a madcap adventure ensues as a series of Bleak … Read More

TV | The Great British Bake Off – Back and Brilliant

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The Great British Bake Off is back, and with it a whole new swathe of people who will briefly flirt with baking before abandoning their new John Lewis mixer at the back of the cupboard. The move to BBC1 seems to have changed nothing; Mel and Sue retain their signature … Read More