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New Counter Measures: series 2 review of the Doctor Who spin-off

Counter-Measures has long since escaped the 1960s and their roots as a Doctor Who spin-off (from Revelation of the Daleks) and carved a path that in this set of stories sees them plough further into the 1970s and then curve right back towards their roots. The first story is The Splintered Man by Roland Moore,...

‘Hard Sun’ Episode 2 Review

Welcome to the slow road of weekly Hard Sun reviews. I’m sipping the series slowly, like a fine cognac, or Pepto Bismol. By now you may have watched the entire 8 episodes. In fact, you could’ve watched them all several times over. Judging by the iPlayer charts you might well have: it’s proved very popular....

Doctor Who: O Tannenbaum review

So that was Christmas and what have Big Finish done? They’ve created a story, as festive as they come. Of course, Doctor Who‘s first (and only until the modern era) Christmas Special featured the First Doctor, and with his final tale set at the South Pole, we are used to picturing him trudging through a...

Inside No 9 series 4 episode 1 review: Zanzibar (spoilers)

Spoilers. This is now the fourth series of Inside No 9, which means by the time we’re done, there will be more episodes of this than the markedly more famous League Of Gentlemen¸ which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary. There hasn’t yet been a film of Inside No 9  though, although it is presumably only...

Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out review

The middle-aged dads of alternative comedy return once more with a holiday special which -as can only be expected from the pair- has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or the New Year. This return of the cult comedy hit conjures a half hour of surreal vignettes, made up of set-pieces and sketches which contain...

Little Women episode one review

Retelling the tale of Four head-strong sisters during the American Civil war as they evolve from childhood to womanhood, Little Women is a timeless classic that has been adapted into many forms; from film to opera. However, Gillian Armstrong’s filmic adaptation being 13 years old, means there’s a new generation of audience needing their own...

Doctor Who ‘Twice Upon a Time’ review

A two thousand-and-something year old man said it last Christmas, and it feels even more apt now: ‘Everything ends, and it’s always sad. But everything begins again too, and that’s always happy.’ And that’s what we have right here. An ending and a new beginning. Sad and happy all at once. Very Moffat. The mourning of...

The Highway Rat review

Magic Light Productions have treated everyone to yet another Christmas delight. The company behind The Stickman. Gruffalo and 2012’s Room on a Broom have adapted the popular children’s story by Julia Donaldson for perfect post-lunch viewing. The 30 minute outing follows the titular character, Highway Rat, on his journey and growth from selfish cake thief to...