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‘Yonderland’ preview: The cast chat about Season 2 of Sky1’s puppet comedy

The uproariously brilliant puppet-infused fantasy family adventure series Yonderland returns to Sky1 next week. Following on from last year’s first season, the seemingly average Debbie continues to negotiate the mysterious and very silly world of Yonderland through a portal in her pantry, with the help of her friend Elf, in between ferrying the kids to...

3 of the best European festivals for summer 2015

Festival season is almost upon us! As more British music fans than ever combine their fest-going plans with a trip to the continent and with Flybe flying to over 20 destinations, we decided to share our top tips for this summer.   All Tomorrow’s Parties: Iceland 2015 Where? Fly into Reykjavik then head to Ásbrú;...

‘The Game’ preview: Our verdict on Toby Whithouse’s new spy drama

At last, espionage drama The Game is about to air on British shores. Like so much spy intelligence, it has passed through American hands first, premiering on BBC America last November. Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse’s first original drama series since Being Human was largely well-received by what the show calls ‘the cousins’ when it...

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Where we left everyone at the end of Season 4

Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy drama based on the bestselling novels by George RR Martin, returns to Sky Atlantic for a fifth season next week. The last outing to the vast and violent Seven Kingdoms saw a number of shocking deaths as the battle for the Iron Throne escalated. > Buy the complete Season 1-4...

‘Thunderbirds are Go’ preview

Thunderbirds are back! And are Go! More go than ever before in fact, because International Rescue’s return (and this is a return, not a reboot) starts off at a breakneck pace that doesn’t stop until you hit the credits. > Order Volume 1 on DVD on Amazon. In the terrific double-bill we saw and which...

00-7 questions from the ‘SPECTRE’ trailer

The spectre of SPECTRE looms that little bit closer now, and crumbs, doesn’t it look stylish? All ice and varnished wood and danger, like a Swedish furniture store with a licence to kill. This time James Bond is on the trail of the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, and the acronym heavy...

Drama on TV? Check out these five sporting highlights

Sometimes the most inspiring dramas are those without a script. From time to time, the most moving, exciting and memorable TV moments occur organically, off the cuff and in the white heat of the moment. Sport on TV is not everybody’s cup of tea, but every so often there comes a moment that simply captures...

‘Wolf Hall’ preview

Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Wolf Hall is a historical book steeped in intrigue and gritty, dark drama. A page-turner based in the difficult, relentless world of Tudor politics, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenwriter Peter Straughan’s new six-part adaptation takes well-known elements and figures from history and casts them in a new light. In December 2013, the...

50 reasons why 2015 will be an awesome year to be a geek

2015 is fast approaching, but what’s in store to keep UK screens flickering and our minds off the drudgery of everyday life? Let CultBox guide you through a year that’ll be packed with returning favourites, new dramas, fresh adaptations, super-heroes, super-spies and a whole lot of supernatural thrillers. It’s in alphabetical order as, to be...