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‘The Trials of Jimmy Rose’ Episode 1 review: Quiet, sad and uncomfortable

Ray Winstone plays – in a career first – a gruff criminal in ITV’s The Trials of Jimmy Rose, tasked with readjusting to the world and his family after a long prison sentence. The show’s alternate title could probably be A Painfully Out-Of-The-Loop Older Gentleman Makes a Dog’s Breakfast of All The Things. Kingdom writer...

‘Agent Carter’ finale review: ‘Valediction’

In a neat parallel to the dramatic climax of the first Captain America movie, ‘Valediction’ sees Peggy in radio contact with the pilot of an aircraft loaded with deadly weaponry and on a seemingly-doomed mission. This time the pilot is Howard Stark rather than Captain America. And this time the good guys win across the...

‘Ripper Street’ Season 3 Episode 5 review: ‘Heavy Boots’

With Reid’s life teetering on the edge after last week’s shooting, Ripper Street went back to basics for an entertaining, if fairly disposable episode that’s partially redeemed by an unexpectedly heartfelt final act. The previous two episodes of Ripper Street have been heavily character-focused, but ‘Heavy Boots’ flipped the switch for an episode that still...

‘Boy Meets Girl’ Episode 1 review: A funny and heart-warming tale

First we had Orange Is the New Black, then we had Transparent and now we have Boy Meets Girl, the latest TV series to feature a trans actress playing a trans character in a main role. The new six-part sitcom was created by Elliot Kerrigan, who submitted the script for the Trans Comedy Award. The...

‘Yonderland’ Season 2 finale review: ‘Careful What You Wish For’

It’s the thrilling conclusion of Yonderland’s second season, and it’s jolly thrilling indeed. Two estranged sisters finally face off, and nothing will ever be the same again. *insert thrilling musical cue here* Dun dun dunnn!!! But seriously, while Imperatrix is busily transferring her life force into a fearsome new creature to do her evil bidding,...

‘Doctor Who’ audio boxset review: ‘The Sixth Doctor – The Last Adventure’

Big Finish has treated us to something very special in the form of ‘The Sixth Doctor – The Last Adventure’. Brought forward from September, this is a four-disc story telling how the Valeyard (Michael Jayston) schemes across the Sixth Doctor’s (Colin Baker) incarnation. We know in advance that this is the story which will regenerate...

‘Doctor Who’ audio play reviews round-up: Out in August 2015 from Big Finish

Big Finish has treated Doctor Who fans to a feast of new releases this month.   The Fourth Doctor Adventures 4.08: ‘Return to Telos’ Here we have the final release in this year’s Fourth Doctor Adventures. These star Tom Baker (of course) and also Louise Jameson as Leela. For most of the run they have...

‘Agent Carter’ Episode 7 review: ‘Snafu’

If last week’s episode of Agent Carter belonged to the women then ‘Snafu’, with all due respect to the title character, really belongs to the men. Take Mr Jarvis, the effete English manservant who serves both as Howard Stark’s representative and as Agent Carter’s foil. Full of inspiration and improvisation he turns up at SSR...