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Bodyguard: episode 4 review

The BBC’s electric thriller, Bodyguard barrels into its fourth episode as it explores the aftermath of the latest bombing… There was something very Line of Duty about this week’s episode of Bodyguard. From the oodles of interior police station scenes to the suspicious, telling absence of Keeley Hawes to the shady stairwell conversations, this week...

Press: episode 1 review: Death Knock

With an intriguing premise and Mike Bartlett at the helm, the BBC’s new series, Press delves deep into the heart of the newspaper industry… There’s something agreeably quaint about TV shows and films that go out of their way to defend the press because it’s an honourable stance seldom taken any more. Every now and...

Doctor Who series 11 launch date officially announced, episode title revealed

After yesterday’s legal kerfuffle, that you can read about here, the BBC has now confirmed that the launch date of Doctor Who series 11 will indeed by Sunday 7th October. This information was leaked by iTunes yesterday. It’s the much-rumoured move to Sunday nights for the show, that’ll instantly stop it having to work around the Strictly Come...

Wanderlust: episode 1 review

BBC One’s sexy new drama, Wanderlust, starring Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh kicked off tonight with a cracking first episode, which quietly pushes the envelope of what’s done on the channel… At this point it’s a genuine privilege to see Toni Collette do what she does best. The Australian actor may currently be soaring on the...

Doctor Who: Lady Christina review

The latest “new-Who” release from Big Finish is Lady Christina, the continued adventures of Lady Christina da Souza as played by Michelle Ryan in the TV episode Planet Of The Dead alongside David Tennant’s tenth Doctor. Lady C has already appeared in a Big Finish release, the story Last Chance in the Tenth Doctor Chronicles; in...

Bodyguard: episode 3 review

As Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard hits its midway point, the pace is starting to lag, but are Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes enough to keep the series watchable? That’s right, everyone. The Home Secretary really doesn’t care if you’re looking up b-o-o-b-s, but she does care if you’re looking up b-o-m-b-s. That’s a crucial difference and...

Torchwood: Deadbeat Escape review

On a cold, dark and rain-lashed night in the Welsh hinterlands, solitary traveller Hywel Roberts seeks respite on a gruelling road journey home to see his dying father. The desolate roadside hotel he pulls up at has just one remaining free room, which the weary young man gratefully accepts. He soon discovers however, that he...

Jeremiah Bourne In Time review

As it marks its twentieth year of audio productions, Big Finish’s determination to extend the reach and range of its catalogue is evident in an expanding roster of diverse new titles. Jeremiah Bourne In Time, the latest entry in the Big Finish Originals imprint, is a case in point. Penned by Nigel Planer, this four-part...

Bodyguard: episode 2 review

Racing into its second episode, BBC One’s Bodyguard fails to relent on the high stakes and terrific acting, as the terror level in the UK hits a staggering high. After the excruciatingly tense opening episode of Bodyguard, you really wouldn’t begrudge writer Jed Mercurio the chance to decompress. David Budd has been through the wringer...

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...