Magpie Murders – BritBox drops a trailer ahead of February launch

The show drops next month and we have been granted the first clues… Here at CultBox, we’ve been following the television adaptation of Magpie Murders for some time. Based on Anthony Horowitz’s 2016 best-seller, this is a high-profile show for BritBox. Known as a home for classics like Doctor Who, the streamer is now commissioning … >

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Magpie Murders — first look images for new BritBox crime adaptation

BritBox reveals first-look images for Magpie Murders adaptation BritBox has revealed a selection of initial images from the upcoming adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s acclaimed and best-selling novel Magpie Murders, which wrapped production in London, Suffolk and Ireland last month. The plot to Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, played by Lesley Manville, an editor … >

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The CultBox Podcast Roundup – August 2021

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for August 2021 Our favourites this month have included… 14 for 14 (The Doctor Who Show Presents…) The ever-entertaining Australian podcast The Doctor Who Show, with its genial hosts Rob and Dave, presents a special episode in reaction to the (not so shocking) revelation that Jodie Whittaker is set … >

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‘New Blood’ episode guide

New Blood is a bold new seven-part investigative drama for BBC One, written by Anthony Horowitz. Two junior investigators come together against a new breed of criminal – the uber-rich and powerful corporations, individuals and governments who hide behind legitimate facades. Stefan is played by Mark Strepan, Rash by Ben Tavassoli, DS Sands by Mark Addy, … >

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‘New Blood’ review: Episode 5 is another entertaining hour

The fifth episode of BBC One’s New Blood opens with a very stylish recapping of last week’s events. The selection of ‘previously…’ moments is intercut with the next stage of the story, which in this case is the shocking massacre of a poor innocent teddy bear collection in the hunt for a missing antique.  The … >

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‘New Blood’ review: Episode 4 has an unevenness of tone

There’s an antiques dealer in Episode 4 of New Blood (or Part 1 of Case 2, if you like having numbers thrown at you). He looks and sounds disconcertingly like the late Oliver Reed, which I mention only because it’s so striking that I suspect everybody watching will have experienced that same momentary “I thought … >

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