Doctor Who: Hour Of The Cybermen review

In the sixth Doctor story Hour Of The Cybermen, writer Andrew Smith is almost prescient in setting this adventure in a Britain suffering under a drought, though in this case there is no accompanying hot weather, instead water is rationed, lakes are empty, and things are not as they should be when the TARDIS lands … >

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Doctor Who: The Helliax Rift review

Despite being an essential part of the Pertwee years, the Doctor’s connection with UNIT – his alien-fighting army allies – faded within two years of Tom Baker’s arrival in Doctor Who and they were not seen again en masse until the last series of the classic era. With Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and co hailing from the 1970s/80s … >

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‘Trust Me’ preview: Jodie Whittaker stars in ‘The Five’ writer’s new BBC One thriller

A new promotional photo of Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker in BBC One’s Trust Me has been released. The four-part character-led thriller from The Five writer Dan Sefton began filming in Scotland in February and tells the story of a hardworking and skilled nurse, who, having lost her job for whistleblowing, is forced to take drastic measures to … >

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‘Prime Suspect: 1973’ finale review: Episode 6 gives the crime drama a good send-off

Having been a little underwhelming in recent weeks, this week’s Prime Suspect 1973 finale thankfully gives the show a good send-off. We pick up where we left off, reprising last week’s explosive climax to the accompaniment of Tubular Bells; and where we might have anticipated drawn out scenes of bedside vigils, to the beep-beep accompaniment … >

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‘Prime Suspect: 1973’ episode guide: What happens next?

Stefanie Martini (Doctor Thorne, Endeavour) stars as the young incarnation of Helen Mirren’s iconic character Jane Tennison in ITV’s new Prime Suspect prequel series. Prime Suspect: 1973 is adapted from Lynda La Plante’s bestselling novel, Tennison. Buy the complete original Prime Suspect series box set on Amazon here. The cast also includes Blake Harrison (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners), … >

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‘Prime Suspect: 1973’ review: Episode 4 is efficient but unexciting

There’s an early episode of The Simpsons where, with the plot seemingly resolved partway through the episode the family gathers on the sofa. “Everything really wrapped up nicely,” declares Homer with satisfaction; “And much quicker than usual” he adds, with a post-modern awareness of how TV works. I mention this only because it’s how I … >

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‘Trust Me’ first look: ‘Broadchurch’ star Jodie Whittaker’s new BBC One thriller

The first promotional photo has been unveiled for The Five creator Dan Sefton’s new BBC One drama. The four-part character-led thriller began filming in Scotland last month and tells the story of a hardworking and skilled nurse, who, having lost her job for whistleblowing, is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter. Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch, … >

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