Channel 4 picks up Spreadsheet starring Katherine Parkinson

The British star leads the “edgy” Paramount+ Australian comedy.  Channel 4 have acquired the Australian comedy series Spreadsheet which stars Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans). The show follows a working mother-of-two who tries to balance her busy life to include some commitment-free fun. Here’s the premise: Spreadsheet poses the age-old question: can women really have … >

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Hang Ups episode 1 review

Now that Stath Lets Flats series 1 has come to an end, Channel 4 is filling its Wednesday night slot with another brand new comedy. Hang Ups stars Stephen Mangan as a stressed therapist, delivering online therapy sessions to a host of eccentric clients while also trying to deal with his own problems… It’s loosely … >

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Defending The Guilty: new Katherine Parkinson comedy series announced

Katherine Parkinson – she of Humans, The IT Crowd and The Boat That Rocked fame – will star in a new legal comedy entitled Defending The Guilty. This six-part comedy series heralds from BBC Two, and its cast alongside Parkinson includes Will Sharpe, Gwyneth Keyworth, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Hugh Coles. The series is based on a book entitled Defending The Guilty: Truth And Lies … >

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‘Humans’ finale review: Hester has been the core of Season 2

Alexander Pope said it: ‘To err is Human; to forgive, divine.’ And if Alexander Pope were alive today and watching Humans (which he absolutely would be, in between penning The Rape of the Lock and watching Homes Under The Hammer in his pants), I’m sure he’d amend that phrase to ‘To err is Human; to … >

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‘Humans’ Season 2 Episode 7 review: Neil Maskell is disarmingly natural

Glass. I’ve been thinking about glass this week, and if you’ve just watched tonight’s Humans then you can probably see where I’m going with this. It’s often the case that separating a conversation with a sheet of glass instantly makes it more interesting (Silence of the Lambs, Skyfall, Star Trek Into Darkness, me last Thursday telling … >

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‘Humans’ review: Season 2 Episode 4 is a chance to slow down

For as long as there’s been technology, there’s been a pervading worry about the effect it’ll have on our lives. In the Victorian era, people worried that terrifying speeds of 30mph on the railways would cause organ failure. At the dawn of radio, some naysayers proclaimed it was a distraction for young minds. And in … >

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‘Humans’ review: Season 2 Episode 2 sees more fantastic world-building

With the Elster software spreading like a virus, Humans starts to explore the idea that acquired consciousness doesn’t automatically mean instantly acquired intelligence. For instance, my 10 month old nephew possesses a consciousness, and he keeps smushing broccoli into the carpet and repeatedly forgets that he’s scared of Mr. Pontipine’s moustache on In The Night … >

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