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Classic ‘Doctor Who’ revisited: ‘Survival’ (1989)

The Doctor takes Ace back to her home in Perivale, where they find that her friends have all mysteriously disappeared; a discovery that leads them to a dying planet full of savage Cheetah People and one of the Doctor’s greatest enemies… Buy ‘Survival’ on DVD on Amazon here.   Best moments The Doctor goes shopping...

‘The Cup’ at 5: Brendan Gleeson’s Australian horse racing movie revisited

2016 marks five years since the release of The Cup. Released in cinemas in 2011, the$15 million Australian biographical film told the story of champion Aussie jockey Damien Oliver’s victory in the 2002 Melbourne Cup race with the American-bred gelding Media Puzzle, prepared by the Irish trainer Dermot Weld. Directed by Sydney-born Simon Wincer (The Young...

Rewind: ‘The Green Hornet’ (1966-1967) revisited

While the 1960s Batman TV series has gone down as an icon of pop culture, its spin-off show has been lost in time. Fifty years to the month since the show first aired, we take a look back at The Green Hornet…   What was it about? After the breakout popularity of Batman, producer William...

James Bond retrospective 008: ‘Live and Let Die’ (1973)

We bid farewell to Sean Connery and welcome Roger Moore to the fold in 1973’s Live and Let Die. Moore had been on the Broccoli’s radar for years but his commitments to The Saint and the availability of Connery had thus far always ruled him out. But eventually the Tarot cards aligned and the world...

Rewind: ‘The Prisoner’ revisited

50% spy show. 50% social satire. 100% great telly. Exactly fifty years since the series began filming, we take a look back at the bonkers masterpiece that was The Prisoner.   No. 1: What is it about? A British secret agent resigns from his job for unknown reasons. Shortly afterwards, he is kidnapped and taken to the...

‘Doctor Who’ revisited: 30 years since ‘The Trial of a Time-Lord’

Can you believe it’s 30 years since ‘The Trial of a Time-Lord’ aired? We take a look back at Colin Baker’s epic 14-part Doctor Who serial, which formed his second full season as the Sixth Doctor in late 1986. > Buy ‘The Trial Of A Time Lord’ on DVD on Amazon.   The story The Doctor is summoned by the...

‘Doctor Who’ revisited: ‘The TV Movie’ (1996)

Today marks exactly 20 years since Paul McGann made his Doctor Who debut as the Eighth Doctor on UK screens in ‘The TV Movie’. The Doctor finds himself in San Francisco in 1999 whilst transporting the remains of the Master, now deceased, back to Gallifrey. But when the Master’s essence escapes and the Doctor is badly...

Rewind: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s ‘Catterick’ revisited

From Big Night Out and sketch shows in the 1990s, to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the 2000s and House of Fools in more recent years – as well as their anarchic quiz show Shooting Stars – Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are one of the UK’s most successful comedy double acts. But Catterick has been...

Rewind: Roobarb and Custard revisited

‘The world’s gone mad! I didn’t invite any of these gangsters to my garden party!’   What was it about? Roobarb and Custard are the principal characters in Roobarb, a series of short animations for children originally shown on BBC One in 1974. Roobarb was a dog based on creator George Calveley’s own pet pooch...