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‘My Mad Fat Diary’ Season 3 Episode 2 review: Heartbreaking

Oh come on, My Mad Fat Diary! Rae doesn’t deserve this. She deserves a nice cup of tea and a cupcake and for everything to go rather quite a lot better than everything does in this episode. After last week’s car crash, Chloe’s parents ask Rae not to visit her in hospital, because what Rae...

‘Humans’ Episode 3 review: Millican’s tale remains the most interesting

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was in the news earlier this week, with his prediction that in the future robots would, rather than kill us with the laser eyes and chainsaw hands, keep us as pets, because we’d be so helpless and adorable. Not as adorable as little Sophie ‘Potato’ Hawkins mind you. But does he...

‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ Episode 7 review: A fitting finale

To many, now of a certain age, the Paul Daniels Magic Set was the Holy Grail of Christmas and birthday gifts. You opened that garish box and were confronted with a mass of magic plastic – wands, cups, cards, balls to be palmed and pocketed – and the knowledge that you had the power to...

‘Black Work’ Episode 2 review: Sheridan Smith remains emotionally charged

The second part of ITV’s Black Work picks up where we left off last week, with Jo Gillespie (Sheridan Smith) laying on the floor after being clobbered around the back of the head. Gillespie manages to pull herself up off the floor (physically, because mentally she’s still right down there) and chase after potential husband/cop...

‘The Syndicate’ Season 3 Episode 4 review: Battle lines are drawn

Things really do begin to hot up in The Syndicate this week as secrets are revealed and battle lines begin to be drawn. And not just between the staff and the family of Hazelwood Manor, but between Lord and Lady Hazelwood themselves, who implode spectacularly as they ‘celebrate’ their 25th wedding anniversary. The tension between...

‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ Episode 6 review: ‘The Black Tower’

Venice! Venizia! The city that has a terrible pizza named after it has seen a lot of crazy things in its history; from sexy alien fish vampires trying to flood the world, to an ageing British secret agent piloting a high-speed hover-gondola through its waterways and plazas, causing local wildlife to do double-takes. But its...

‘Humans’ Episode 2 review: We’ve barely got under the skin of this world

Last week’s opening episode of Humans was watched by over 4 million viewers (all of them properly human, I’m sure), making it Channel 4’s highest-rated drama in over a decade. Couple that with Gemma Chan’s hint that there’s scope for a second season, and you may as well get used to Synths being around you...

‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 13 review: ‘Heavy Metal’

It’s mid-season finale time and Thunderbirds Are Go pulls out all the stops to deliver a solid, exhilarating and entertaining thrill ride to cap off the first half of the new season. Alan and Brains journey to the Supreme Hadron Collider, but soon find themselves caught in the eye of the storm when a gravity...

‘Stonemouth’ Episode 2 review: Peter Mullan remains fantastic

This second part to the BBC’s Iain Banks adaptation has a lot to resolve, given all the plot elements set up in the first episode. With so much to tie up, it’s no wonder that this concluding episode of Stonemouth doesn’t quite deliver on a satisfying resolution. Director Charles Martin does an amazing job of...