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‘Terrahawks’ audio box set review: Volume 2 of Big Finish’s audio revival

2015’s audio revival of Terrahawks was a pleasant surprise to us. In truth, we had forgotten how funny and subversive the show could be. Freed from the shackles of visual production, and buoyed by the success of Volume One, the follow-up continues to be both warm and deeply irreverent – this time gleefully poking fun...

‘Marcella’ finale review: Episode 8 is full of memorable moments

So now we know.  Or at least, we know something. After the shocking end to Episode 7 it was all but certain that Henry Gibson has been behind it all – and episode eight quickly confirms it, with Harry Lloyd superb as Henry going just a little bit American Psycho. Henry’s use of “how” instead...

‘Peaky Blinders’ review: Season 3 Episode 3 remains a pleasure to watch

No dusty Nick Cave vocals this week. A lugubrious cover version of ‘Red Right Hand’ plays. The kind that John Lewis would use in a Christmas ad, if John Lewis sold cursed furniture, malevolent springs, and souls trapped in Kilner jars. Immediately you know that all isn’t well. Grace is dead. Tommy’s in mourning with...

‘In the Club’ review: Heartache dominates Season 2 Episode 3

Three episodes into the second season and the drama is still unfolding nicely in BBC One’s In The Club. All the women are showing signs of strain from their respective family issues, and while there is good news for some, it is the bad news and the heartache that seems to dominate the episode. “I didn’t sleep...

‘Game of Thrones’ review: Visions, oaths and vengeance in ‘Oathbreaker’

Visions, oaths and vengeance as the sixth season of Game of Thrones continues with a memorable and exciting instalment. Jon Snow’s up and about following Melisandre’s spell to bring him back to life but the Lord Commander isn’t quite his old self. When Melisandre asks him what he saw after death a frightened Jon replies, ‘there...

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ review: ‘Sicut Cervus’ is a clear table-setter

With the mid-season finale coming up, this week’s Fear the Walking Dead focused on setting up all the cards that’ll presumably be knocked over in next week’s big instalment. ‘Sicut Cervus’ is a fairly workmanlike episode of Fear, containing the same mix of assiduously executed, mildly intriguing drama that fails to truly spark and a...

‘Marcella’ review: Episode 7 of Anna Friel’s ITV thriller is the best yet

The penultimate episode begins with Marcella tied to a chair, ends with Matthew bound and gagged, and along the way kills off Bendek when a bit of solo autoerotic asphyxiation goes wrong (“Is it really better without air?” asks Laura). Amidst this miscellaneous bondage is probably the best episode yet as we head towards the finale....

‘Jago and Litefoot’ Season 11 audio box set review: Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off

Notching up their eleventh box-set, this enduring Doctor Who spin-off features a pair of Victorian era “investigators of infernal incidents”. Perfectly mismatched, Henry Gordon Jago (Christopher Benjamin) is a theatre impresario, while Professor George Litefoot (Trevor Baxter) works as a police pathologist. Thrown together in ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’, a Tom Baker classic, they share...