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‘Torchwood’ audio review: Andy gets his chance in ‘Ghost Mission’

‘Ghost Mission’ continues the second season of Torchwood audios from Big Finish with a James Goss penned story for Sgt Andy Davidson (Tom Price). Finally, ten years after Gwen Cooper joined Torchwood, Sgt Andy gets his chance. All he has to do is pass an assessment. This being Torchwood, his assessor is a ghost from...

‘Marcella’ Episode 5 review: Marcella is unfortunately not very likeable

We’re over the halfway point now with ITV’s Marcella, and so it seems appropriate that some of the storylines are starting to be resolved. Following on from his arrest last week, the fifth episode starts with Marcella interviewing Peter Cullen (the quietly menacing Ian Puleston-Davies).  Full marks to Anna Friel – Marcella’s not a flashy...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ movie review: Marvel are still hitting new heights

WE ADVISE NOT READING THIS REVIEW UNTIL YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE AS IT CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS. Captain America’s come a long way. Over the course of six movies, Steve Rogers has transformed from a scrawny New Yorker with ambitions to join the army into the world-famous captain of the Avengers, and his meteoric rise in universe...

‘Home Fires’ Season 2 Episode 5 recap: Watch out, Frances

It’s now late August, 1940, and bombs light up the night sky on the horizon. Steph and Little Stan are struggling to bring in the harvest. The hired laborers desert in the middle of the night, leaving Steph, Stan, and the blind Isobel to accomplish the insurmountable task on their own. Steph finally collapses under...

‘The Durrells’ review: Episode 5 is the best yet

Louisa Durrell faces a personal battle for her family’s way of life and an unexpected proposal this week as ITV’s popular new drama continues. When Louisa’s formidable Aunt Hermione (the self-appointed head of the family), Prue, Geoffrey and Larry’s girlfriend Nancy come to stay with them on Corfu, she finds herself having to prove herself....

‘Line of Duty’ review: Season 3 concludes with an unrelentingly tense finale

Personally speaking, Line of Duty 3‘s finale went on longer than it really should have. But that’s because I watched it twice, back-to-back. Gobbled it up and then immediately went back for seconds, and found it even better the second time. Honestly? I’ll probably go back in a couple of days and watch it again,...

Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who’ audio story reviews: April 2016 round-up

In another busy month for the Doctor Who audio wizards, the Torchwood range featured the return of technical specialist Tosh for an adventure in ‘Zone 10’. April also provided the much awaited New Adventures adaptation, this time bringing the Seventh Doctor and Ace to the 1960s for Mark Gatiss’ atmospheric novel ‘Nightshade’. While The Fourth...

‘The A Word’ finale review: Autism drama has been heart-warming and engaging

Without Joe’s singing at the start, there was an unsettling change of tone to start this season finale. Post-argument with Alison, dad Paul spent the night on the floor of his new restaurant gastropub prior to its soft launch. Pulling together, with future family discussions parked, it was all hands to the pumps, and Maurice finding...