The term ‘charming’, when used in this context, could tar a film with connotations of being fluffy and insubstantial; perhaps even twee.
A welcome release for one of the western genre’s best loved and most significant TV shows.
Midsomer Murders is a difficult programme to fathom. At best, it’s an anachronism; a show cut adrift from its spiritual roots in the gentrified ITV police dramas of the ‘80s and ‘90s (Inspector Morse and The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, for example) and caught in a deluge of better, more contemporaneous detective-based shows.
Women In Love, a two-part dramatisation of the D.H. Lawrence novels Women In Love and The Rainbow, traces the complex lives of two sexually-liberated sisters living in the early years of the twentieth century.
After an opening episode that some felt was disappointing, given the quality of the writer and cast, it’s a relief to announce that the second instalment of Twenty Twelve is very much up to the high comic standard of John Morton’s previous work.
We don’t get a new series of Doctor Who until 2011’s ridiculously-late Easter, but in the interim, we have two small and perfectly formed little eggs of a story thanks to Comic Relief, titled ‘Space’ and 'Time'.
Kind can mean a group, the ability to treat others well, and - if your German translation isn’t that hot - child. It’s that mixture of youthfulness, shared experience, and compassion (or lack thereof) that make up the main themes of Christopher And His Kind.
What with particularly turbulent times in the Middle East recently, this epic four-part war saga from BAFTA award-winning director Peter Kosminsky (Warriors, The Government Inspector), set in the disputed Palestinian territories, certainly has a timely feel.
The third episode in this continually compelling series focuses on one of the most fundamental and astounding wonders of the universe: gravity.
The never-ending continuation of the Star Wars universe rolls on with this unnecessary animated spin-off series.