Posts by: Tobias Forrest

‘The Durrells’ review: Season 2 Episode 2 might be our favourite episode yet

I’ve been very fond of this show since it began due in no small part to growing up on Jersey where Gerald Durrell’s well-known zoo is located. Despite flirting with being called ‘Durrell Wildlife Conservation’ the CEO confirmed this year that the name is to revert to simply being Jersey Zoo. Part of what makes...

‘Torchwood’ rewind: We revisit the ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off’s first season

“It’s like Doctor Who… but in Cardiff… and there’s a bit more sex and swearing.” When Torchwood first arrived on BBC Three in the autumn of 2006 it was met with something of a mixed reaction. In its efforts to seem more adult than its family-oriented sister show, the first season comes across as decidedly juvenile in...

‘Casualty’ producers reveal their most-loved moments from last 30 years

When I asked Oliver Kent and Erika Hossington, Casualty’s Executive Producer and Series Producer respectively, for their favourite moments from the last 30 years they got back to me with a list of moments including one very special scene from the end of the 30th Anniversary episode. There was just one request. Erika asked if...

‘Casualty’ at 30: Fans, cast and producers reveal their favourite moments

On 6 September 1986, the first episode of Casualty transmitted on BBC One. Since then the show has produced more than 1,000 episodes, featured many future stars – including Kate Winslet, Tom Hiddleston and Daisy Ridley – and boasted a staggering array of incredible and defining moments. Buy the complete first season of Casualty on DVD...

‘In the Club’ interview: Christine Bottomley chats about Season 2 and beyond

Created by Kay Mellor (The Syndicate, Band of Gold, Fat Friends), BBC One’s baby drama In the Club recently returned for a second season. Season 2 is out now on DVD, along with a complete Season 1-2 box set. > Buy Season 2 on DVD on Amazon. To celebrate the release, CultBox caught up with actress Christine Bottomley for...

‘Love, Nina’ review: Episode 5 ends the series on a high note

It’s fair to say that BBC One’s Love, Nina has been an up and down series Across the five episodes I’ve grown increasingly fond of Nina, but it hasn’t been plain sailing. Where the cast have been superb throughout, the production itself has veered awkwardly between charm and annoyance. Fortunately, Episode 5 allows the series...