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BBC’s adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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The BBC’s adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a novel by D.H Lawrence, recently aired on BBC1. It starred Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations) and James Norton (Happy Valley) as Lady and Lord Chatterley, a couple who are happily married until the war leaves Lord Chatterley paralysed from the waist down, and … Read More

Magic returns to York with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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Magic hasn’t been performed in England for over 300 years, but two magicians are about to change all that. BBC’s adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell places the return of magic against the backdrop of the Napoleonic War and Regency society, with BBC’s trademark use of … Read More

Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids

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Talented TV documentary filmmaker, Louis Theroux, has taken on some serious topics throughout his career, and now he turns his attention to gender dysphoria. This programme takes a slightly different and more serious approach, as opposed to Weird Weekends which aimed at making viewers chuckle. Louis Theroux has not only made insightful … Read More

Deception is lurking in The Casual Vacancy

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BBC’s The Casual Vacancy, the Sarah Phelps adaptation of J.K Rowling’s 2012 novel, has been awaited with baited breath. The novel was received with considerable critical disdain, so the spotlight has been on Phelps to prevent her own work meeting with a similar response. The acclaimed cast including stars such as Michael Gambon and … Read More

Is Top Gear running out of fuel?

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Over the Christmas period of 2014, Top Gear returned to our screens for its 22nd series. Presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May launched the new series with a two-part special based in Patagonia, South America, which saw the trio embark on a 1,600 mile trip across the region … Read More

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