Posts by: James Cornish

10 ‘Rogue One’ Easter eggs you might have missed

If you didn’t know that Rogue One director Gareth Edwards is even more of a Star Wars fanboy than most of us – though we will fight him on that…. with lightsabers – the sheer amount of fanservice in the movie makes it pretty clear. From a quick appearance by certain scum and villainy in the...

‘The Great British Bake Off’ is off: Why the BBC did the right thing

In one of the more middle class TV scandals of the year, you’ll have no doubt heard that the BBC has parted ways with Love Productions, the creators of The Great British Bake Off. With their demand for a significant fee increase rejected by the BBC, Love Productions took their business elsewhere and later struck...

‘Our Ex-Wife’ review: Robert Webb leads BBC Two’s latest sitcom pilot

After a bit of blip with the slightly underwhelming Home From Home, BBC Two’s run of sitcom pilots hits back with a vengeance in the form of Our Ex-Wife. A sitcom starring Robert Webb and Victoria Hamilton as divorced parents of two Jack and Hillary, who have built a successful divorce on hate and seeing...

‘Home from Home’ review: BBC Two’s sitcom pilot ends up in the wilderness

Home from Home is BBC Two’s second offering in its ongoing season of sitcom pilots. Johnny Vegas and Joanna Page buy a rundown holiday home in the Lake District and have a difficult first day with their well-off neighbours Adam James and Emilia Fox. A promising set-up with the possibility of some good class-based humour...

‘Sunny Afternoon’ review: The jukebox musical continues to flourish

Nineteenth months after its West End debut, Olivier Award-winning musical Sunny Afternoon continues to flourish. Now in its third year, second cast, and with a UK tour on the horizon; jukebox musical Sunny Afternoon is the story of 60s rock band The Kinks. Starting with them performing as jobbing musicians in Muswell Hill, and following...

10 actresses who could play the next ‘Doctor Who’ companion

After Jenna Coleman’s surprisingly long stint as Clara Oswald came to a close last year, the TARDIS is vacant once again. But even though Doctor Who is on the verge of massive change with Steven Moffat being replaced as showrunner by Chris Chibnall in 2018, it seems likely that at least one thing Moffat will...