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‘Skins’: Series 4 Episode 1 review

Kids lie all the time, don’t they? And one of the best lies put around in recent years is that Skins is a teen drama. It isn’t, of course: it’s far better than that.

‘Doctor Who’: ‘The Waters Of Mars’ review

And so begins David Tennant’s final run as The Doctor before he’s thrown in at the deep end, and it’s appropriate that for such a bombastic, energetic and fast-moving Doctor, the story demands that he’s immobile, frustrated and unable to help. It’s actually a very old-fashioned story – Space 1999 meets ‘Horror Of Fang Rock’,...

‘Misfits’: Series 1 Episode 1 review

With great hype, comes great responsibility. You can’t have escaped E4’s relentless pushing of its new superhero drama - a kind of Fantastic Four with ASBOs.

‘Dollhouse’: Season 1 DVD review

Are you ready for your treatment? The creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly returns to the network that, if you believe fan furore, hasn’t always treated him well in the past.

‘Torchwood: Children Of Earth’ DVD review

Years ago, we had Village Of The Dammed, a creepy tale about some kids who got possessed by a bunch of aliens who used the youngsters' skills for their own purposes, hence getting nick-named the Midwich Cuckoos.

‘Psychoville’ review

TV has been doing a fair a bit of riffing on the classics this week, particularly with Psychoville, in which a seemingly one-shot love letter to Alfred Hitchcock's Rope had an episode that contained more than a few shot-for-shot flourishes borrowed from the James Stewart original.