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‘The Crown’ Episode 7 review: The Cold War is brewing in ‘Scientia Potentia’

With the threat of the atom bomb on the rise and Cold War tensions brewing, Elizabeth realises that… she doesn’t really know much trigonometry, actually, and if she wants to engage in political situations, it might help for her to have at least the education level of the average twelve-year-old child. Accordingly, then, she hires...

‘Midsomer Murders’ Season 19 Episode 4 review: ‘Red In Tooth And Claw’

Having joked about it last week, I’m beginning to wonder if I might actually be on to something because yet again Midsomer Murders gives us only two murders as opposed to the traditional three. Going a step further, both victims in ‘Red in Tooth and Claw’ are estate agents so one could even argue that...

‘Dan Dare’ review: Big Finish’s ‘The Audio Adventures – Volume 1’ feels fresh

Despite his being a bona-fide British sci-fi icon, we have to confess that CultBox was not terribly familiar with the exploits of Colonel Dan Dare. Born of 1950s comic strip adventures in The Eagle, before radio plays and various adaptations, the square-jawed ‘Pilot of the Future’ has been gently modernised and returns to the airwaves...

‘The Halcyon’ recap: D’Abberville begins a flirtation in Episode 3

­­ It’s now June, 1940, and the war is progressing from bad to worse. France has asked for an armistice and wealthy French aristocrats are leaving in droves, seeking refuge in the hotel. One particular French Count proves to be a particularly odious guest. The Count stirs up the kitchen staff, scares Billy (and us)...

‘Sherlock’ review: ‘The Final Problem’ was a great way to end the show

Great (Andrew) Scott! Talk about being inundated with exposition. Eurus is a truly terrifying character, showing us how genius morphs into madness. And all because she wanted her big brother to play with her. The first half of the show seemed to lag, with conclusions being reached by the audience long before Sherlock’s eyes widen...

‘Taboo’ review: Episode 2 is just on the verge of delightfully nuts

James Delaney is a man with a plan. A plan and a really great coat. Look at him, swooshing and swishing around Georgian London in it. Last week I incorrectly said it was Victorian London but – don’t let the GCSE fool you – I am an idiot. The brief presence of a heavily disguised...

‘Midsomer Murders’ Season 19 Episode 3 review: ‘Last Man Out’

I don’t know if some new quota has recently come into effect, but for the second episode in a row there are only two Midsomer Murders as opposed to the usual three. In the case of ‘Last Man Out’ though, I think we can forgive the shortfall – because the potential third victim, saved in...