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‘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...

‘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...

‘Grantchester’ Episode 6 review

The final Grantchester flashes back to the initial post-war encounter between Sidney and Amanda that began their current relationship; and it ends with Sidney and Geordie, two slightly battered heroes, walking through a sunny afternoon into the future. Between those two extremes, the crime of the week recalls the horrors of the War and asks...

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 finale review

The season finale opens to sunny skies over Downton as everyone above and below stairs prepares for the wedding of Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge. Lady Rose is showing off her trousseau to the women (sans her chronically unhappy mother, Susan Flintshire), Donk is playing board games on the floor with granddaughter Sybbie, and Mr....

‘Doctor Who’ finale review: ‘Death in Heaven’

It’s not hard to ‘say something nice’ about ‘Death in Heaven’. It’s that rare episode under Moffat’s tenure: a Part 2 (this is the first since May 2011). It’s also that even rarer thing in 21st century Who: a finale as exciting as it is satisfying. Satisfying not simply in terms of the immediate plot,...