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Red Dwarf: revisiting the fifth series

To prepare for its twelfth series landing on Dave this month, I’m rewatching all of Red Dwarf from the beginning. This week it’s time to take some luck virus and avoid making Mr Flibble cross in Red Dwarf V.

Red Dwarf: revisiting the second series

Before its twelfth series lands on Dave in October, I’m rewatching all of Red Dwarf from the beginning. This week it’s time to tackle rebellious androids, virtual reality and false memories in Red Dwarf II. I mentioned in my look at the maiden run that the first series of Red Dwarf has a pervading sense...

Red Dwarf: revisiting the first series

  My love of Red Dwarf was at its peak around ten years ago. I bought each series on DVD and watched them over and over again, before eventually getting a bit fatigued and moving on to something else. In the time that has passed since then, I’ve hardly revisited the ‘small rouge one’ at...

The Day Today: standout moments from a classic TV comedy show

Arguably the high watermark of spoof/satire television in the UK, The Day Today is unquestionably an important slice of British comedy history. Spawning from the similarly genius radio show On The Hour, The Day Today brought together several now well-known comedic actors and writers – Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Peter Baynham,...

‘Being Human’ (2009-2013): A retrospective

One of the British sci-fi/fantasy success stories of the 2010s, Being Human ran on BBC Three for five seasons between 2009 and 2013, gaining a large and devoted fanbase in the process. Its cast ranged from the already well-established (Mark Williams, Julian Barratt) to up-and-comers who went on to even greater things – like Aidan...

James Bond retrospective 013: ‘Octopussy’ (1983)

There’s a tradition of James Bond films switching styles and generally trying to horn in on the zeitgeist, as seen in Live and Let Die’s ‘Blaxploitation’ and Moonraker’s ‘Space Opera’. There’s also a trend of ‘going back to basics’ to reset the series after any entry that’s particularly over the top, the prime examples being...

James Bond retrospective 012: ‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981)

After the sheer bonkers excess of Moonraker there really was only one thing for Bond to do – go back to Earth. So we have a Moore-era Bond that could just about have starred Connery in the ’60s, and it’s all the better for it. Buy the complete James Bond collection on Blu-ray here.  ...