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The rest of the best new TV comedies of October – December

So many new comedies aired in the UK between October and December that we decided to split our recommendations into two parts. Part 1 featured Sick Of It, There She Goes, The Bisexual and Women On The Verge… Sally4Ever This dark comedy, a co-production between Sky Atlantic and HBO, is Julia Davis at her filthily...

Revisiting Russell T. Davies’ tenure as Doctor Who showrunner

When Doctor Who returned in 2005, the roles of Script Editor and Producer had changed. The Script Editor was no longer a creative role, and was now about storytelling logic, continuity and liaising between writers and the production team. The Show Runner (who was also an Executive Producer) was the main creative force, commissioning stories,...

The best new TV comedies of October-December (Part 1)

Since the summer came to an end, a lot of new comedies have made their way onto our TV screens – in fact, so many that we’ve decided to split our October-December recommendations into two parts. Here’s part 1 of the best new TV comedies that have aired in the UK over the last three...

The story behind Psychoville’s two-take episode

With much discussion at the moment around how the sixth episode of Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House was shot in just five long takes, let’s revisit an episode of Psychoville which accomplished a similar feat back in 2009. Post-The League Of Gentlemen and pre-Inside No. 9, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton co-wrote and co-starred...

Audio review: A Guide to the Doctor Who Short Trip Rarities 2018

In addition to the scheduled releases, September brought forth a clutch of Short Trips Rarities from the Big Finish archive. Formerly available as subscriber bonuses, these five narrated stories feature adventures for the Doctor and friends, read by some familiar BF voices, and each has been enlivened with fresh artwork from Tom Saunders. To help...