Tag : drama

TV Review: The Cry

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

What interested me most about watching BBC’s The Cry far more than the show itself was the fact that so many people had told me they couldn’t bear to watch something involving something horrible happening to a child. It threw into sharp relief how comfortable we are with thrilling television … Read More

Review: The Purge

1 month ago / 0 comments

‘The Purge’ is a thrilling, four-part drama that follows the premise of the original films: for one night only, everything is legal. While the films were limited in only following one or two characters each purge, the series trails several characters of different genders, ethnicities, classes and political alliances. This … Read More

Review: The People Next Door

3 years ago / 0 comments

The People Next Door is the newest Channel 4 drama from the creators of Blackout and Cyber Bully. Upon moving into their new house, couple Jemma and Rich begin a home video to document Jemma’s pregnancy. It isn’t until they hear violent shouting from the people next door that they start … Read More

Dickensian: Too great an expectation?

3 years ago / 0 comments

I can’t help but imagine what it must have been like to have sat in on the meeting where it was decided to throw almost all of Charles Dickens’ characters together and create an EastEnders whodunit style soap opera. This is exactly what has preoccupied BBC One for the past … Read More

Features | Pulling up the curtain: Behind the scenes of the Edinburgh Festival

4 years ago / 0 comments

By Ruby Lott-Lavigna and Brigitte Phillips Photo Credit: Toby Mather The Edinburgh Festival is one of the most important cultural events in the United Kingdom, a behemoth that almost completely takes over the city for the month of August, and features some of the biggest names in entertainment. However, what … Read More

TV | Prey – An ITV drama that finally begins to live up to Broadchurch

5 years ago / 0 comments

Breaking out of a police van, jumping over and under fences and leading the police on a wild goose chase whilst single-handedly running a murder investigation. DI Marcus Farrow (John Simm) is fighting to prove his innocence; the police wrongly accusing him of killing his wife and young son, and … Read More

TV | New Worlds – A history that lacks the drama

5 years ago / 0 comments

New Worlds is the long-awaited sequel to the 2008 drama The Devil’s Whore, in which Andrea Riseborough and John Simm appeared as a 17th-century pair whose beliefs drew them right to the epicentre of the English Civil War. New Worlds once again created by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant, and … Read More

Interview | Ekow Quartey – Spring Awakening Star

5 years ago / 0 comments

An exciting and contemporary version of Wedekind’s Spring Awakening is bursting onto stage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse next month. Provocative and unnerving, the play depicts the confusion and intensity of teenage life today. The play asks us questions about youth and the future that we can all relate to. … Read More

TV | The Bridge – Scandinavian imported drama at its finest

5 years ago / 0 comments

Danish/Swedish crime drama The Bridge has left us as quickly as it returned, its haunting yet nonsensical theme tune filling our living rooms no more. Series one saw a body on the border between Denmark and Sweden, on the Øresund Bridge connecting the two countries. To solve the crime, socially … Read More

TV | Mr Selfridge – Excluding the ludicrous plot twists that Downton is forever pulling out of a dusty closet

5 years ago / 0 comments

Mr Selfridge will forever fall into the same category as Downton Abbey, and as such, it has a lot to live up to. As glossy and well loved as Downton undoubtedly is, Mr Selfridge certainly seems to be holding its own. Screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice) knows how to create … Read More