Tag : television

Waris Hussein: Groundbreaking Director

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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?

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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

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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

TV | Freeview Flicks of the Week – Rush Hour, Mr and Mrs Smith and The Breakfast Club

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Our weekly LSi best freeview flicks picks are here! This week we get caught in rush hour traffic, rob a bank with some oddball criminals and take part in some dirty politics. MONDAY – Rush Hour (5* 21:00) Who would have thought that the combination of martial arts king Jackie … Read More

TV | Doctor Who – A new face for an old classic

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The world’s longest running, sci-fi show returns for its record breaking fifty-first year with a statement of intent. Peter Capaldi picks up the keys to TARDIS as he steps back in time to the perennial BBC favourite – Victorian London. Here a madcap adventure ensues as a series of Bleak … Read More

TV | Siblings

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BBC3’s newest sitcom offering, Siblings, is an interesting premise marred by its stock execution and detestable characters. Charlotte Ritchie, fresh from another hit sitcom, stars as hopeless office worker and Yorkshire university graduate, Hannah, who lives with her equally as hopeless, unemployed brother Dan (Tom Stour). Together their relationship forms … Read More

TV | Masters of Sex – Back with a bang

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Masters of Sex has returned to More4 this summer for its second season. An unusual and thought-provoking drama, it follows Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) in his pursuit to answer one question – what really happens to the body during sex? At the end of season one, the radical research … Read More

TV | Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy

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Opening a coffee shop on the rim of an active volcano in Hawaii seems a bold move, especially for a man whose CV lists only zookeeper and retail assistant as previous occupations. Yet, fellow barista and twentieth century icon, Andy Warhol, may have hit the nail on the head, forewarning … Read More

TV | Freeview Flicks of the Week – Taken, Shut Up and Play the Hits and Memento

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Our weekly LSi best freeview flicks picks are here! This week (cue low threatening voice) we will look for you, we will find you, and we will kill you! MONDAY – Somewhere (Channel 4 00:20) Sofia Coppola is one stylish director, best known for directing snazzy The Bling Ring and … Read More

TV | Utopia – ‘Going places others can’t and won’t’

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  For those anticipating the new series of Utopia, Monday’s opener may have come as an initial disappointment. While fans were itching to discover the fates of our protagonists, instead the season began with an unnerving step back in time. Without a single lead character, and complicating the plot further … Read More