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Bodyguard: episode 1 review

The pairing of Keeley Hawes’ fierce talents in front of the camera and Jed Mercurio’s gripping scripts is always a potent combination. It’s the sign of a sure-fire hit, but does Bodyguard, their latest collaboration continue their winning streak? Mercurio has the habit of delivering killer openings and Bodyguard’s first episode is, perhaps, one of...

Audio review: Torchwood One – Machines

Back for a second box set based at Torchwood One after the success of Before The Fall, we return for another trio of London based stories with Yvonne Hartman and Ianto Jones, before their world was so rudely interrupted by warring Daleks and Cybermen. With a looser theme than the previous set, these stories begin...

Doctor Who: Red Planets review

Kicking off a larger than normal tranche of Sylvester McCoy seventh Doctor stories is the main range two-disc release, Una McCormack’s Red Planets. With the Doctor are companions Ace (Sophie Aldred) trapped in 1961 Berlin, and Mel (Bonnie Langford). Mel is with the Doctor in 2017, but something is wrong: welcome to the Kingdom of...

Doctor Who Short Trip 8.08: Flight Into Hull! review

Doctor Who’s favourite mum Jackie Tyler returns in a second slice of adventure from the parallel universe which has now become the home of her reunited family – and the stomping ground of the MetaCrisis Doctor. UNIT’s dinner lady extraordinaire is still recovering from The Siege Of Big Ben and smarting from the actions of...

Doctor Who Eighth Doctor Adventures – The Time War Series 2 review

As Doctor Who fans we are used to enjoying stories in varying eras of the show, but there is a special thrill with the current Eighth Doctor offerings from Big Finish. While the Ravenous stories see a younger Eighth enjoying adventures in the company of companions Liv and Helen, the alternate strand is set much...

Ackley Bridge series 2 episode 1 recap

Despite using its six episodes to explore a whole range of important social issues, one big problem with Ackley Bridge series one was that it failed to really address what it advertised itself as. The show wasn’t about how religion and culture can separate friendships, and now that pretense has been shed the second series...

Doctor Who: The Helliax Rift review

Despite being an essential part of the Pertwee years, the Doctor’s connection with UNIT – his alien-fighting army allies – faded within two years of Tom Baker’s arrival in Doctor Who and they were not seen again en masse until the last series of the classic era. With Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and co hailing from the 1970s/80s...

The Good Karma Hospital: series 2 episode 6 review

“It’s hard to hide how you feel about someone.” “Sometimes love is worth the risk.” Episode 6 of The Good Karma Hospital begins with Hari, a young fisherman, being pursued along the beach by an angry mob. When his beaten bloodied body is then dumped outside the hospital, eyewitness AJ is forced into some quick...

The Good Karma Hospital: series 2 episode 5 review

“We treat what’s in front of us and we move on. This job’s hard enough without making moral judgements on our patients.” Episode 5 of The Good Karma Hospital begins with Dr Nair treating his fiancée to a surprise breakfast on the beach, but he’s barely sat down at the table before being called in...