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‘Westworld’ Season 1 Episode 10 review: ‘The Bicameral Mind’ is a gutsy finale

“These violent delights have violent ends.” Truth be told, it was easy to imagine Westworld failing to stick the landing. The last few episodes, with their movement towards upending the entire narrative, put this conclusion in a precarious situation, and the possibility that all of the progress would be erased and the narrative set back...

‘Class’ Episode 8 review: ‘The Lost’ has plenty of shocks and a lot of heart

In a tense final episode, Patrick Ness drew BBC Three’s Class to a close with plenty of shocks and a lot of heart. Set to music (did we know April could sing too?), the pre-credits sequence provided an easy-to-digest catch-up and reminded us how shattered the group’s had become; avoiding each other’s calls, skipping classes and...

‘Yonderland’ Season 3 Episode 8 review: You’re ticking all my nerd boxes, guys

In a shocking twist of events, this episode of Yonderland opens with the revelation that Negatus is indeed being evil again. Negatus, nooooooooo, kind of! Negatus’ betrayal aside, we learn that it was Cuddly Dick’s cuddly hairpiece all along that was behind his nefarious plan, using Dick’s body as a host – which just goes...

‘My Mother and Other Strangers’ review: Episode 3 offers a rural escape

In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it could be easily imagined that escaping to the fictional village of Moybeg every Sunday evening could be quite the tonic we’re all looking for. In Barry Devlin’s latest BBC period drama, the rural rustic setting certainly is an incredible escape, but three weeks in and the beautiful...

Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories: November 2016 reviews round-up

November’s stories from the Doctor Who audio wizards at Big Finish show the truly demonstrate the range of the programme. While the Sixth Doctor and Mrs Constance Clarke, combat a beautiful new design of Dalek, Hartnell era companions Peter Purves and Maureen O’Brien bring to life a comic tinged historical in the Italian Renaissance. Meanwhile,...

‘Westworld’ Season 1 Episode 9 review: ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ explores memory

“Remember.”  Throughout its first season Westworld has shown how the limiting of memory serves as its own form of oppression, with the Hosts’ recall of their cyclical, futile loops erased to keep them as subservient puppets whose individuality is a hollow fiction. It follows, then, that unlimited memory is liberation – the ability to recognise...

‘Yonderland’ Season 3 Episode 7 review: What is Cuddly Dick up to?

It turns out that not even the magical realm of Yonderland is safe from the seemingly irresistible lure of those reality-style competition programmes our world is so plagued with. Even the elders, who really ought to be focussed on reclaiming the land from the vicelike grip of so-called Cuddly Dick are not immune to the...

‘Class’ Episode 7 review: ‘The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did’

If last time Class was all about the kids and their personal truths, this week it was Katherine Kelly’s Quill who took the spotlight for her own personal journey. While modern Doctor Who has often “double-banked”, time-saving by filming two stories simultaneously and spreading the principal cast between them, these two episodes have doubled-banked in a...