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‘Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular’ review (Cardiff)

Showcasing the best of Murray Gold’s music from Season 8, plus a few well-known fan favourites, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular has finally reached the UK. The tour started in Wembley at the weekend before crossing the country to Cardiff, or as Peter Davison described it, ‘the beating heart of Doctor Who.’ Finally the orchestra...

‘Home Fires’ Episode 4 review

The war intrudes on Great Paxford, as more iron gates are collected and rationing enforced. Miriam Brindsley’s “possible mistake filling out the form” comes to light when David doesn’t receive a ration book. Her husband sets the matter to rights and a frustrated David sneaks out in the middle of the night to enlist. In...

‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 10 review: ‘Tunnels of Time’

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: it’s always a sure-sign of a decent episode of Thunderbirds (or Thunderbirds Are Go) when it opens with the action already in full swing. Opening midway through a bombastic rescue sequence, which in turn results in Virgil and Gordon accidently unearthing a long-lost temple, ‘Tunnels of...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 6 review: ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’

It was a controversial visit to Game of Thrones this week with many viewers left horrified by a disturbing sequence of events involving poor Sansa Stark. Throughout its five-year TV history there have been a number of uncomfortable scenes, however, has the show really finally gone too far? Since his introduction in Season 3, Iwan...

‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 9 review: ‘Slingshot’

Lead writer Rob Hoegee returns to scripting duties this week, with his first script for the series since Thunderbirds Are Go’s two-part premiere. Like in those episodes, there’s a slight sense of classic series déjà vu to proceedings. Fans of the original series will spot the similarities between ‘Slingshot’ and ‘Sun Probe’ immediately, but unlike...

‘Critical’ finale review

Fifteen minutes into this week’s Critical two fire engines with police escorts, all lights flashing and sirens blaring, came screaming into view and I found myself regretting my claim last week that, “big-screen action isn’t Critical’s bag”. The season final of Sky1’s Critical seems determined to pull out all the stops. Rather than starting with...

‘The Game’ Episode 4 review

It’s another week of The Game, so it’s another round of Commie-catching cat and mouse. That is, it would be if the cat and his colleagues had to wear trench coats and keep a discreet distance as the mouse went about its secret mouse business of selling cheese secrets or blueprints of mouse-traps. Can Arkady,...

‘The Worlds of Big Finish’ audio story review

Big Finish has released The Worlds of Big Finish, because it can. Over the many years since their first ever audio, many ranges have come and gone, and even if some of them come from the universe of Doctor Who, they don’t rely upon it for their vitality. With The Worlds of Big Finish, writer...

‘Blake’s 7′ fan book review: ‘Blake’s Heaven’

Blake’s Heaven, edited by John Davies, is a book written for and by Blake’s 7 fans. It is the latest in a sequence started with You and Who which was the brainchild of JR Southall. Any profits from its release are donated to the BBC’s Children in Need. The idea is simple, have a book...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 5 review: ‘Kill the Boy’

In our fifth visit to Game of Thrones this year, Dany made some questionable decisions, Aemon Targaryen advised Jon to ‘kill the boy and let the man be born’, Brienne refused to abandon her oath and Stannis appointed himself Westeros’ official guardian of grammar. Elsewhere, Sansa struggled to cope in her old home of Winterfell....