Tag : Emma Bowden

ITV’s Marcella: The story so far

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When a TV programme has members of the British public coveting a £535 green parka jacket this close to summer, clearly someone, somewhere, is doing their job right. Enter Marcella, ITV’s new Scandi crime drama, brought to the small screen by internationally renowned Swedish screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt. At … Read More

LIF16’s events: Editor’s picks

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Leeds’ independent foodie scene unites once again for the month of May to present Leeds Indie Food Festival, a celebration of the city’s unique food and drink industry. Last year saw over 100 businesses collaborate to delight diners, drinkers and street food lovers, and this year’s events only promise to … Read More

Review: BBC3 strike lucky with Thirteen

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The number thirteen has been shrouded in superstition for centuries, and after a bit of Wikipedia research, full moons and Jesus Christ’s Last Supper are apparently to blame. In BBC3’s new drama, aptly named Thirteen, I’m sure protagonist Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer) shares the same sentiment. Aged thirteen, she was … Read More

Murder: The evolution of crime drama and the femme fatale

3 years ago / 0 comments

In a world where ITV churns out crime thrillers like they’re going out of fashion, it’s refreshing to watch a brilliant piece of British drama that turns the genre on its head. The name and a simple summary might indicate that the series is another elaborate rip-off, echoing the massively … 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

Editor’s Q&A with Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us

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Following the success of her debut novel The Versions of Us, the film rights of which have just been bought by the minds behind My Week With Marilyn. In The Middle talks to Laura about destiny, love and her advice for aspiring writers. The book has drawn parallels with Sliding … Read More

More than just breakfast

3 years ago / 0 comments

As LS6 takes a new direction for 2016, we join them to celebrate a new era for the much-loved restaurant. LS6 café has always been a student staple. You only need to venture to Hyde Park Corner on a weekend morning to see the place packed with bleary eyed students … Read More

Remembering Sir Terry Wogan, one of Britain’s best loved voices

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Sir Terry Wogan, the veteran BBC television and radio broadcaster, has sadly lost his battle with cancer aged 77. In a statement from his family, they said “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand … Read More

BBC’s War and Peace: The story so far

3 years ago / 0 comments

We all know of Tolstoy’s infamous thousand page novel; not many of us have read it, but we might consider using it as a door stop on the off chance we happen to have a copy in our possession. The good old folks at the BBC have decided to grace … Read More

End of an Era: Downton Abbey

3 years ago / 0 comments

I can’t imagine there are many TV programmes that would have three generations of my family eagerly anticipating Christmas day. Admittedly, it’s not one of my most shouted about guilty pleasures, because at what point does a love for a period drama come into conversation? I am, of course, talking … Read More