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Alice in Borderland

Netflix lines up Alice in Borderland

Premiering on Netflix next month, Alice in Borderland is an original live-action adaptation from a fan-favourite manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Haro Aso and first serialized in Shōnen Sunday Comics. A high-concept, high-tech psychological thriller, Alice in Borderland recounts the story of a group of slacker video-gamers who find themselves transported … >

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Beyond the world of The Walking Dead

The unstoppable rise of The Walking Dead franchise is one of the more remarkable stories in contemporary horror-themed sci-fi. Inspired by the celebrated graphic novel series from writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore, The Walking Dead television series premiered on the AMC network back in 2010. Quickly becoming must-see TV, the show attracted industry … >

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To The Lake

To The Lake review

Russian pandemic thriller To The Lake, currently streaming on Netflix is proving to be something of a ‘sleeper hit’, amongst discerning genre critics at least. It’s not the easiest sell to the casual viewer, especially in the midst of a real-world viral catastrophe. It is a show infused with recognisable eastern European dramatic motifs: it’s … >

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Cover of the October 2020 Big Finish Torchwood audio The Three Monkeys

Torchwood: The Three Monkeys review

A lonely night-time stakeout by PC Andy Davidson takes an unexpected turn when he’s joined by Torchwood operative Owen Harper, who seems to know more about the police case than he’s willing to let on. But it’s not just Owen’s reluctance to disclose that’s irritating Andy; it’s the fact that he’s been given this thankless … >

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Callan Volume Two

Callan Volume Two review

Put-upon British counter-intelligence agent Callan is back in a new series of four audio dramas from Big Finish. Part of a new wave of tougher spy and spook dramas, Callan first reached TV screens as the optimism of the 1960s evaporated in the looming shadow of the bleaker 1970s. Created by James Mitchell, and lit … >

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Torchwood: Ex Machina review

Ianto Jones is the last member of the team left standing, in an eerily empty and abandoned Cardiff, in the latest monthly Torchwood audio release from Big Finish. Even more alarming than the unexplained absence of his colleagues is the arrival at his front door of Abigail, a young woman who seems to know all … >

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Torchwood Soho Parasite

Torchwood Soho: Parasite review

London’s Soho district in the 1950s was an area in transition. A bustling crowded enclave of pubs, clubs and cafes that had emerged from the harshest restrictions of post-War austerity but which was a decade away from being able to embrace the seedy and the satirical sides of the swinging Sixties. The swirling pea-soup smog … >

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Torchwood: Red Base

Torchwood: Red Base review

The much-loved character of Sergeant Andy Davidson takes centre stage in this latest monthly Torchwood audio release from Big Finish. Red Base is a blend of sci-fi caper and whodunnit, which sees Andy dispatched to investigate unexplained deaths on the Mars colony at Starr Base. What makes this personable Welsh copper’s task a little easier … >

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Torchwood - Save our Souls - Big Finish

Torchwood: Save Our Souls review

Queen Victoria is at her imperious best in the latest monthly Torchwood audio Save Our Souls. The story is a rip-roaring homage to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, but naturally with an extra supernatural spin. After her recent sojourn to a sea fort in the Solent, Victoria has again set out on the … >

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The Omega Factor - Divinity - Big Finish

The Omega Factor: Divinity review

Suspected poltergeist activity in a small village outside Liverpool attracts the attention of Tom Crane and Anne Reynolds in this latest audiobook in Big Finish’s The Omega Factor series. It’s a classic setting for the team, and this is a story full of the signature elements that the show’s fans will expect. The drama of … >

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