‘The Nightmare World of HG Wells’ review: ‘The Moth’ and ‘The Purple Pileus’

Sky Arts’ celebration of the birth of HG Wells concludes this week with ‘The Moth’ and ‘The Purple Pileus’, adapted from the author’s short stories. In ‘The Moth’ Rupert Graves (Lestrade in Sherlock) stars as Professor Hapley, an entomologist in the middle of a personal feud with Professor Pawkins. Hapley takes great delight in ridiculing … >

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‘The Nightmare World of HG Wells’ review: ‘The Late Mr Elvesham’ and ‘Devotee of Art’

The first of two double-bills on Sky Arts marking the 150th anniversary of HG Wells’ birth treats us to atmospherically creepy adaptations of ‘The Late Mr Elvesham’ and ‘The Devotee of Art’, with Ray Winstone providing onscreen narration as the author. In ‘The Late Mr Elvesham’ we’re introduced to Edward George Eden, a poor medical … >

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‘The Trials of Jimmy Rose’ episode guide

Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman star in ITV’s new three-part drama of crime and passion. Written and created by Alan Whiting (Strike Back, Kingdom), The Trials of Jimmy Rose tells the story of the notorious armed robber, Jimmy Rose (Winstone), who throughout his lifetime has made crime pay. Redman (New Tricks) plays his wife Jackie. > … >

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‘The Trials of Jimmy Rose’ Episode 2 review: Frustrating television

The Trials of Jimmy Rose is the kind of frustrating television that leaves me shouting at the people in it for making such terrible decisions. Jimmy (Ray Winstone) is frustratingly stubborn and, in spite of having had the living crap kicked out of him, seems to struggle mightily to learn anything from his experience. Somehow … >

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Win ‘The Gunman’ on Blu-ray and a poster signed by Sean Penn!

Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) desperately tries to escape his murky past as The Gunman shoots onto digital platforms from Monday 13 July and onto Blu-ray™ and DVD on Monday 20 July, courtesy of StudioCanal. To celebrate the release, we’ve got The Gunman on Blu-ray and a The Gunman poster signed by Sean Penn, Pierre Morel, … >

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