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‘Tatau’ Episode 3 review

I suppose that if BBC Three’s Tatau is teaching us anything, it’s that even the most picturesque of locales can hide a fierce underbelly of dodgy activity and horrible people who really ought to just be content to get to live on a magnificent beach. Is anyone on this island not involved in some kind...

‘Poldark’ finale review

‘Hold onto your cocoa. Sunday nights just put on a tricorn hat and got sexy.’ That was the garrulous opening line from our Episode 1 review: a sentence which was subsequently quoted by a national newspaper and paired with a forensically-chosen screengrab of swoon-magnet Aidan Turner displaying the kind of body you could set your...

‘Critical’ Episode 9 review

There is a slight sense of ‘same old, same old’ and ‘what else have you got?’ to this week’s episode of Sky1’s new medical drama. A non-responsive, hypothermic teenager is a serious case but it does feel like a bit of a come down after recent weeks. Or maybe I’m just becoming as hard-hearted as...

‘Atlantis’ Season 2 Episode 9 review: ‘The Gorgon’s Gaze’

With Ariadne languishing in prison at Pasiphae’s mercy, Jason has become a despondent fugitive hiding in the hills. Add to that a guilt-wracked Medusa, who knows she does not deserve her happiness, and things were looking grimmer than usual in Atlantis. Luckily the gods have listened, as this instalment delivered action for Pythagoras and Medea,...

‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 5 review: ‘Fireflash’

In previous weeks, we’ve observed how Thunderbirds Are Go is at its best when offering something new in terms of plot. So, along comes ‘Fireflash’, a remake of the classic series’ inaugural episode ‘Trapped in the Sky’. Not a straight-up verbatim remake, but a remake nonetheless, ‘Fireflash’ has all the key ingredients of the original...

‘Inside No. 9′ Season 2 Episode 5 review: ‘Nana’s Party’

This week, Inside No. 9 receives a 999 call as something goes terribly wrong at a birthday party. In truth, quite a few things go wrong before the episode is out, but let’s go back a bit – as indeed the episode itself does, starting with a dramatic prologue before going back in time and...

‘W1A’ Season 2 Episode 1 review

W1A, the trailers tell us: it’s not just a postcode; it’s a state of mind. They’re not wrong. Most of the pre-publicity for the BBC satire-sitcom has, inevitably, focused on the inclusion of a prescient storyline involving a Mr J. Clarkson (of which more later). But, in truth, W1A is more than just a game...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 2 review: ‘The House of Black and White’

After last week’s uneven opener, we’re back with Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) as she arrives in Braavos. Elsewhere, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) continues to cling on to power, Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) experience another setback and Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) is still no closer to taking back the North from the Boltons....

‘Atlantis’ Season 2 Episode 8 review: ‘The Madness of Hercules’

In the aftermath of the Oracle’s murder, a guild-ridden Medusa (Jemima Rooper) has been stashed away by Hercules (Mark Addy) who is keeping her location a secret. Torn between his friendship for Jason and his love for Medusa, it looks as though the big man got to share some moments of intimacy before the machinations...

‘Raised by Wolves’ Episode 6 review: ‘The Dorch’

Here we are, then, at the last episode of Raised by Wolves (for now). It’s a magnificent finale, full of little twists before ending with one very big twist, which we’ll speak about later. But in the preceding twenty-eight minutes, everyone gets a chance to shine as the girls prepare for a night out. Germaine...