Tag : television

Is Britain Talentless?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor, Steph Bennett, fails to see the worth in the nation’s favourite talent show.  Last Saturday marked the return of Britain’s Got Talent, the talent programme that has become so revered that it not only draws applicants from the world over, but has prompted other countries to develop their … Read More

REVIEW: What Would Your Kids Do?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Jason Manford plays the big kid hosting this new ITV game show, which combines Channel 4’s the Secret Life of 5 Year Olds with just about any basic TV game show. The show is structured in rounds in which three sets of parents are challenged to predict what their child … Read More

The Good Place

10 months ago / 0 comments

From the showrunner of The Office (US) and Parks and Recreation comes an existential comedy about the afterlife. The Good Place follows Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell, as she finds herself in a waiting room facing a large green sign saying ‘Welcome! Everything is Fine.’ It is then that … Read More

Why BBC2’s ‘Muslims Like Us’ has got people talking

2 years ago / 0 comments

Muslims Like Us is a two-part BBC2 programme documenting ten British Muslims living under one roof. Soraya Ali and Mira Mookerjee give us their opinions and try to pin down just what’s got everyone talking about the programme. “The show beautifully captured the struggles British Muslims and immigrants face daily…” … Read More

In The Middle With Entertainment Journalist Emma Bullimore

2 years ago / 0 comments

London-based entertainment journalist Emma Bullimore has a successful career that keeps her on her toes… ‘It’s been a bit of a crazy day with Will Young’ says Emma when she picks up the phone. ‘You know he’s left Strictly? He had a spat with Len at the weekend but nothing … Read More

Strike a pose: Peek behind the offices of Vogue

2 years ago / 0 comments

In this new documentary, which aired last week, director, Richard Macer gains an exclusive look behind the doors of British Vogue magazine. As he reaches the fifth floor under the direction of the Condé Nast receptionists, while optimistically expecting a welcome from British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman, he is instead, … Read More

Review: The Get Down

2 years ago / 0 comments

Created by Baz Luhrmann, music co-produced by East Coast hip-hop golden child, Nas, and costing $120 million to produce, The Get Down is a melting pot with all the right ingredients to rival Stranger Things to the title of Netflix’s best original series of 2016. Like Stranger Things, The Get … Read More

Waris Hussein: Groundbreaking Director

3 years ago / 0 comments

Moving from India to the UK at the age of just nine, no one could have predicted that Lucklow born Waris Hussein (1938-present) would have gone on to have such a successful and arguably ground-breaking career as a television and film director. There’s no denying that from the out set, … Read More

Is orange the colour for summer?

3 years ago / 0 comments

We are a little bit late to the party, but have finally marathoned the new series of Orange is the New Black and be warned: there are spoilers ahead. The third season of OITNB picks up not long after the last seasons climatic events and things seem to be quieting … Read More

Magic returns to York with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

3 years ago / 0 comments

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