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Review: Sex, Drugs & Murder: Life in the Red Light Zone

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First shown in July last year, Sex, Drugs & Murder: Life in the Red Light Zone follows the lives of sex workers active in the Holbeck area, south Leeds. With the choice to indefinitely allow the legalisation of prostitution in the Holbeck area since the middle of 2016, BBC three … Read More

Review: Broadchurch is Back With a Bang

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David Tennant and Olivia Colman returned as the dynamic duo, DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller in ITV’s eagerly-anticipated return of Broadchurch. ITV have said that this will be the third and final series, completing a perfect crime-drama trilogy. Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall must have been feeling the pressure, … Read More

Review: The Santa Clarita Diet

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Zombie films might be on the decline after nearly a decade of rising popularity, but TV series on the subject are still going strong. Joining the likes of The Walking Dead and iZombie is the new Netflix original Santa Clarita Diet. In this dark comedy, Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant … Read More

Leeds RAG Fashion Show Review – Samsara

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The annual Leeds RAG Fashion Show is one of the most highly anticipated events on the union calendar, and this year’s show, Samsara, was no exception. Samsara, directed by Scarlett Gurney and Assistant Directors Helen Clifford and Laura Clifford, represented the cycle of the earth, focusing on sustainable topics such … Read More

Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

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The story starts off with a tale of a beautiful girl who bravely faces the winter demon Morozko and is rewarded riches beyond imagination. This old folktale slowly unravels in the novel to be the story of Vasilisa, the youngest daughter of the Russian boyar Pyotr Vladimirovich and his wife … Read More

Review: The Moorside

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As it marks nearly a decade since the appeal and search for nine-year-old Shannon Matthews in 2008, BBC One’s two-part series, The Moorside, revisits the unusual event that grasped the attention of the local community, as well as news nationwide. Shannon’s disappearance in Dewsbury was said to be the biggest … Read More

Review: Powerless, With No Power Comes No Originality

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DC’s attempt at breathing some comedy into its universe falls somewhat flat, with hollow humour, hollow characters, and a hollow story. The premise of DC’s latest TV series Powerless sounds interesting enough: it promised superheroes being held accountable for their actions, painted a picture of city streets rampant with villains, … Read More

Review: Here’s Looking at You Kid

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Helen Burke is a seasoned poet and has amassed an impressive array of competition successes over the years. Valley Press have released an anthology of her most requested poems… Here’s Looking at You Kid is Helen Burke’s collection of her most requested poems. They centre, touchingly, around her parents, covering … Read More

Review: Confidence

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The debut of writing team Rowland Manthorpe and Kirsten Smith, Confidence tracks two occasionally coinciding protagonists as they navigate the trials and tribulations of their final year at university. Ellie has hit a brick wall with her dissertation, and battles lukewarm feelings towards her unfailingly devoted boyfriend as her social … Read More

Review: Take This One to Bed

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Antony Dunn’s anthology Take This One to Bed at first presents itself as a sultry invitation, and you open the pages expecting to see hymns written to the female body – or at least some thinly veiled allusions to sex. Instead Dunn gives you the intimacy evoked by the suggestive … Read More