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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ review: Season 2 continues with ‘Grotesque’

Across its first 13 episodes, Fear the Walking Dead has continuously struggled to figure out just what kind of show it wants to be, and what aspects of the vast Walking Dead universe it wishes to explore in greater depth. The conclusion to Season 2A saw the show settle on something of an answer by...

‘The Great British Bake Off’ 2016 recap: Week 1

‘Karma’s been restored,’ says contestant Jane at one point, and it’s difficult to disagree. This week, The Great British Bake Off returns, and an exhausted nation falls hungrily on their screens, clutching their iPlayers to their chests, whispering to themselves ‘we’re alright, aren’t we? It’s all going to be alright.’ In savvy recognition of exactly...

‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 5 review: Drama, comedy and even a few tears

Dawn and Russell’s wedding provides the backdrop for all the drama of the penultimate Brief Encounters episode. Having a lot of boxes to tick as we hurtle towards next week’s finale, we get high drama, comedy and even a few tears as many of the girls face up to their issues. “She’s worth fighting for, you...

‘The Musketeers’ Season 3 Episode 10 review: ‘We Are the Garrison’

It’s the very last episode of The Musketeers, and I’m still a bit sad about that. Bad news: Treville is still dead.  Worse news: Grimaud, who remains a very bad man, has wasted no time in blowing the heck out of the Musketeers’ garrison.  Good news: the baddies think D’Artagnan is dead, which will no...

‘The Secret Agent’ finale review: Episode 3 loses momentum

The Secret Agent ends, not with a bang (that was last week), nor with a whimper. It just sort of rolls to a halt. Not that it isn’t interesting to watch it roll, but there’s no grand conclusion, no big finale. In keeping with its theme of the circle – perpetuated in clock faces, Petri...

‘The Musketeers’ Season 3 Episode 9 review: ‘The Prize’

Sad times in the world of The Musketeers, as Louis dies like a minute into the episode.  I’ll miss his precious little sunshine face. Treville tells Athos to take the new little king into hiding until all of the ensuing nonsense blows over, which is wise, except for the bit where Anne didn’t know and...

‘The Living And The Dead’ review: Episode 6 provides a clever finale

BBC One’s supernatural drama came to an end with a clever finale that finally provided some answers to the haunting of Nathan Appleby. Choosing to begin in the present, rather than the Somerset village of Shepzoy in 1894, we followed the story of Nathan’s ghost Lara (Chloe Pirrie, star of The Game & War and...

‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 4 review

As we are now more than halfway through this first season of ITV’s Brief Encounters, it’s natural that the drama takes centre stage and there is a lot more to sink our teeth into this week as a result. “I’ve got to go. I’ve got a factory of women wanting me to reignite their marriages.” Steph’s life...

‘The Living And The Dead’ review: Episode 5 is utterly gripping

In the penultimate episode of the BBC’s spooky period drama, the village was besieged by the ghosts of a bloody Civil War atrocity. Yes, wouldn’t you know it, on top of all the other dark incidents in its past, it seems Shepzoy was the site of a bloody massacre too; Roundhead troops stormed the village...