Posted in: Episodes

‘Wizards vs Aliens’ review: ‘Twilight Falls’

A very good run of stories – and a few hundred years of wizard history – culminate in ‘Twilight Falls’, the final story of Wizards Vs Aliens’ third season. I will always be delighted by the sight of Dan Starkey’s actual face, and what a treat it was to see it make an appearance sans...

‘Remember Me’ Episode 1 review

23 years have passed since Michael Palin’s last leading dramatic role – in Alan Bleasdale’s celebrated G.B.H. as harassed headmaster Jim Nelson – but it doesn’t show. Two decades of travelogues, voiceovers and, most recently, the reunion of the Monty Python team has neither blunted the sensibilities required to carry off a convincing serious performance...

‘Atlantis’ Season 2 Episode 2 review: ‘A New Dawn – Part Two’

The cliff-hanger to last week’s opening episode was suitably epic, leaving the city of Atlantis surrounded and ready to fall to Pasiphae’s forces while Hercules and Pythagoras, dragging a wounded Jason, were about to encounter a Cyclops. With ample helpings of swordplay and hand to hand combat, the defence of Atlantis was thrillingly all action....

‘Babylon’ Season 1 Episode 2 review

“Seriously? Police sponsorship? This kettling was brought to you by Morphy Richards?!” mutters Finn, in just one of the many brilliant one-liners spouted in this week’s Babylon, which continues to prove itself as a contender for the titles of the best and funniest cop show of the year. It’s not surprising to find the script...

‘The Missing’ Episode 4 review

As we reach the halfway point in BBC One’s The Missing, the spotlight shifts away from the Hughes family. We take our foot off the gas and have a look at some of our supporting characters. There have been more revelations from the video footage we saw at the end of last week’s instalment. In...

‘Wizards vs Aliens’ review: ‘The Key Of Bones’

This week’s Wizards Vs Aliens story, ‘The Key of Bones’, is Season 3’s penultimate adventure and very much feels like it. It seems like most of this story exists to set up what’s to come in next week’s two-part finale; indeed, the real action of this story doesn’t come until Part 2. It’s a complex,...

‘The Fall’ Season 2 Episode 1 review

Given how highly rated the show was during its 2013 run – and following that cliffhanger ending – the second season of hit BBC Two’s The Fall was a majorly anticipated event. So, was the drama’s return worth the wait? The events of this opening episode take place just ten days after Season 1’s finale,...

‘Babylon’ Season 1 Episode 1 review

Returning after a successful pilot episode earlier this year, Channel 4’s new police and PR drama hits the ground running. There’s no chance of a refresher course in characters or situations here – it’s peddle to the metal, and as a result, we’re left with an opening instalment that is exhilarating from the off, with...

‘The Missing’ Episode 3 review

We’re three episodes into the giant jigsaw puzzle that is The Missing and we have a few more pieces in place. Thoroughly committed to playing the long game, Episode 3 continues in the same high quality vein as its preceding episodes. The 2006 timeline gets even darker as the line of police enquiry leads to Tony as...

‘Wizards vs Aliens’ review: ‘The Daughters of Stone’

Oh Wizards vs Aliens, you arch manipulators of emotion. I can honestly say, when I set about to watch ‘The Daughters of Stone’, I did not expect to find myself uttering the above sentiment, but here we are. What drives this adventure of witches and deceptions and haunting are a series of overlapping stories about...