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TV | Live in Space – Out of this world

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It is perhaps unsurprising that Channel 4 should be the first to produce a TV show in space, given its track record of filming the dangerously absurd. It seems there’s very little left on earth to satisfy the demands of its viewers. Yet this series does not disappoint. Channel 4’s collaboration … Read More

TV | The X Factor – Are the votes finally in?

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X Factor has dominated the Saturday night prime time slot since what feels like the beginning of time, but it may finally be coming to the end of its long reign, as Simon Cowell takes desperate measures to try and boost the show’s falling ratings. In what has been hailed … Read More

TV | Shetland – Dark and intense yet cheesy drama

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If you like your crime drama cheesy, yet dark and intense then Shetland, adapted from Ann Cleeves’ best- selling novels, is the show for you. The series has all the hallmarks of Broadchurch: murder in a small rural community is sure to cause a stir, and the nostalgia of a … Read More

TV | Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure – An aesthetic delight for eyes and ears alike

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This series sees the return of the Hairy Biker duo, Dave Myers and Si King, as they explore the culinary delights of Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and South Korea. The array of settings is nothing short of sensational, ranging from mountain tops to forest groves, heaving markets to coastal Edens. … Read More

TV | Ant & Dec – What's their enduring appeal?

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The start of the eleventh series of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is upon us, which presumably, still provides some entertainment for at least a few families around the country, but after 12 years of the same two faces, making the same jokes just in different settings, how are … Read More

TV | First Dates – A dating show with a difference?

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First Dates is Channel 4’s latest attempt to spice up the rather stagnant pool of TV programs about dating. It strays away from the game show format prominent in recent shows like Take Me Out and the (frankly awful) Love Machine, and tries to keep it as simple as possible, … Read More

TV | Mary Berry Cooks – More simple and delicious recipes from the Queen of baking

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Several years after the BBC ditched the likes of Delia Smith from their schedule, in a seemingly ageist move that instead sought after bright young TV chefs, this approach has been reversed in recognition of the burgeoning popularity of Mary Berry and her legion of fans. Queen of baking and … Read More

TV | Outnumbered – The teenage years

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The final episode ever of BBC1’s family comedy Outnumbered has now been aired. Having followed the family since 2007, I was enthusiastically anticipating its fifth series. However, as the children turned 11, 13 and 17, reaching the teenage years we know all too-well, I was not fully certain what it … Read More

TV | Silk – Courtroom battles, sex, hypocrisy and even a little bit of Joy Division

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Battles in the courtroom, sex, hypocrisy, terminal illness, love, power, and even a bit of Joy Division. What doesn’t series three of Silk have to offer? Well, for Martha Costello (Maxine Peake), it doesn’t seem to offer success; her client, declared guilty, kills himself, whilst competitor Clive Reader (Rupert Penry-Jones) … Read More

TV | Five reasons everyone should watch House of Cards

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1) Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood Monstrously ambitious and cruel, Kevin Spacey surpasses himself as Frank Underwood. It’s a clichè but one cannot help but love to hate the most powerful man in Congress (or so he likes to think). The audience are almost too involved at times as Spacey … Read More