‘Safe House’ Episode 3 review

Every year, at a small pub in the Lake District, the World’s Biggest Liar competition takes place. Fibbers from around the world travel to the Bridge Inn in Santon Bridge, where they are given five minutes to come up with the biggest and most believable fib possible. The winner gets a cheque for £25, a … >

Posted Filed under

‘Safe House’ episode guide

Safe House is a new ITV thriller set in the Lake District, from the makers of Foyle’s War. Inspired by a real couple, the four-part drama series tells the story of a married couple: Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher who are asked by close friend and police officer … >

Posted Filed under

‘Safe House’ Episode 2 review

Following an opening episode that might best be characterised as personifying the late Alfred Wainwright, author of many guidebooks to walking in the Lake District – rambling, pedestrian – the second part of ITV’s Safe House mercifully adds some action and energy to what was previously a beautifully filmed, atmospheric but painfully slow-on-the-draw thriller. Upping … >

Posted Filed under

‘Safe House’ Episode 1 review

In 1997, writer Jimmy McGovern swapped the industrial metropolises of Merseyside and Manchester for the clean air of Cumbria in The Lakes, transferring the grit, humour and tragedy of his urban dramas to a rustic, deceptively tranquil setting. Almost two decades on, history is repeating itself. ITV’s new four-part thriller sees another Cracker stalwart move … >

Posted Filed under

Christopher Eccleston in ITV’s ‘Safe House’ trailer

ITV has released the trailer for Safe House, a new thriller set in the Lake District, from the makers of Foyle’s War. Inspired by a real couple, the four-part drama series tells the story of a married couple: Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher who are asked by close … >

Posted Filed under

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 revisited: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Ahead of the release of the much-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron in cinemas on 23 April, we’re taking a look back at Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Next up, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World!   The story With Loki safely locked up in the dungeons beneath Asgard after his indiscretions during Avengers Assemble, … >

Posted Filed under

9 ‘Doctor Who’ firsts from 2005’s Season 1

It’s ten years since Doctor Who returned to our screens! Happy anniversary! Don’t you feel old? After all, the Ninth Doctor made his debut on Saturday 26 March, 2005. No matter your age now, it’s probably worth putting the date in some context. Tony Blair, not Harriet Jones MP for Flydale-North, was UK Prime Minister. … >

Posted Filed under

21st century ‘Doctor Who’: A decade with the Doctor

Not even two years after its 50th anniversary, Doctor Who is now celebrating its (second) tenth birthday, a scenario normally reserved for the timey-wimey plots of the show itself. Of course, 26 March 2015 marks a decade since Doctor Who returned to our screens; bringing with it a brand new Doctor and companion, reaching out … >

Posted Filed under
Russell T. Davies

Top 5 Russell T Davies TV shows

Former Doctor Who supremo Russell T Davies has been in the television industry for over two decades and has had a hand in more programming than you might expect given his more recent high profile successes, from ChuckleVision to Coronation Street. With Davies returning to our TV screens next week with Cucumber on Channel 4 … >

Posted Filed under