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‘New Blood’ review: Episode 3 concludes a strong opening story

The third episode of BBC One’s New Blood picks up where we left off last week, with Stefan and Rash hot-footing it after suspect Henry. There’s a nice moment of humour when, having finally caught him, they have to take a moment to get their breath back before arresting him. Henry is the obvious suspect,...

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

Another busy month in the worlds of Doctor Who audio sees the release of UNIT: Shutdown, the second set of adventures following Kate Stewart, Osgood and friends, saving the world without Time Lord assistance. Meanwhile, Torchwood presents an early tale, with Game of Thrones actress Indira Varma reprising her role as wayward agent Suzie Costello in ‘Moving...

‘The Musketeers’ Season 3 Episode 3 review: ‘Brother in Arms’

The Duke of Orleans, King Louis’ brother, has been summoned. Apparently, Louis decided it would be a good time to reconcile and get on again.  This would be nice, except for the fact that apparently it isn’t.  For one thing, the Duke’s purse has been stolen, and it’s up to the Musketeers to recover it....

‘The Living And The Dead’ Episode 1 review: Colin Morgan’s atmospheric new drama

Set in 1894, Somerset, BBC One’s new supernatural period drama from Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars, Eternal Law) brings a bearded Colin Morgan back to our screens. Establishing an atmospheric tone from the off, we meet Nathan Appleby (Morgan), an accomplished psychologist who is happily married to the bright and spirited Charlotte. In the wake of his...

‘Love, Nina’ review: Episode 5 ends the series on a high note

It’s fair to say that BBC One’s Love, Nina has been an up and down series Across the five episodes I’ve grown increasingly fond of Nina, but it hasn’t been plain sailing. Where the cast have been superb throughout, the production itself has veered awkwardly between charm and annoyance. Fortunately, Episode 5 allows the series...

‘New Blood’ review: Episode 2 brings our two heroes together

Following on from last week’s excellent opener, the second instalment of BBC One’s New Blood brings our two heroes, and their two plots, together. And it’s not just chatting up of sisters this week (although there is a bit of that) – as the episode progresses it becomes apparent that David Leese, at whose office...

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ review: Embrace the madness

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of those curious musicals where everyone somehow knows all the songs, even if they can’t recall having ever actually seen it. It’s most likely a faint memory from an early play at school and it’s that association which initially hampers this production of the UK’s longest running musical. For the opening couple of numbers, it comes across...