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‘Jamaica Inn’ Episode 2 review

Easter’s over. And after a long weekend stuffing yourself with chocolate eggs and lamb you might not be feeling quite yourself. Well, the good news is that you’re not alone: everyone in the second part of Jamaica Inn is struggling with who they are. And it isn’t even Easter there yet. They’re only just having...

‘Game of Thrones’: ‘Breaker of Chains’ review

After the shocking events of last week’s “Purple Wedding”, the third episode of Game of Thrones’ new season saw people reeling all over Westeros – or at least anywhere that didn’t have more important stuff to deal with. To recap: Joffrey is definitely dead, his brother Tommen is preparing to warm the Iron Throne, Cersei...

‘Jamaica Inn’ Episode 1 review

In 1930 Daphne Du Maurier stayed at Jamaica Inn in Cornwall. She loved the atmosphere and history of the place so much that she wrote a fictionalised historical novel set there. A whole bloomin’ book about Jamaica Inn. Nowadays the best you get is a sloppily-written rant about the sheets on a certain travel site....

‘Game of Thrones’: ‘The Lion and the Rose’ review

Well. Who saw that coming? In a rare twist for something from the mind of George R. R. Martin, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones’ fourth season closed with the death of someone who actually deserved it. Yes, it’s true. For those of you who looked away in the last three minutes of ‘The Lion...

‘The Smoke’ Series 1 finale review

Putting the fire out on its first series, The Smoke has a lot to do to acknowledge and resolve many of the Sky1 drama’s existing plot threads. Luckily, its winning streak continues in tonight’s final episode, with everyone involved having some closure and progression by the time the credits roll. Creator Lucy Kirkwood returns to...

‘W1A’ Episode 4 review

And so, after just four episodes (*glares at the BBC*), the brilliant first series of W1A has come to an end. Well, of sorts. And look who returned! This week, the fall-out from Ian Fletcher’s salary revelation has left the BBC execs with a conundrum – how to deal with an employee who reportedly, and...

‘Game of Thrones’: ‘Two Swords’ review

Praise be to the Red God! Game of Thrones is finally back on our screens. And with one seven hells of an opener. We opened and closed with two Stark swords. The first; Ned’s trusty blade Ice, melted down at Tywin’s request and re-forged into two new steels – seemingly illustrating that the power of...

‘Endeavour’: ‘Nocturne’ review

After last week’s head scratcher of a whodunit, Endeavour takes an entirely different direction with ‘Nocturne’, developing an oddly gothic tone as the team investigate the murder of a man in a museum and a seemingly unconnected ghost story at a girls’ boarding school, where soon after, the girls start going missing. Visually this episode...