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‘Ripper Street’ Season 3 Episode 6 review: ‘The Incontrovertible Truth’

Welcome back, Inspector Reid. Having recovered surprisingly quickly off-screen after his waking last episode, Reid finally returned to H Division for a bottle episode that incorporated a simple yet engrossing central mystery. Almost all of ‘The Incontrovertible Truth’ is set inside H Division over the course of one night, but this limited setting never once...

‘Danny and the Human Zoo’ review: Heartfelt with a fine cast

BBC One’s ‘kinda true’ biographical comedy drama based on the young life of Lenny Henry opens with cute nostalgia. A young Danny Fearon (Kascion Franklin) dancing in gold heels to ‘My Boy Lollipop’ cuts to an older Danny having the shit kicked out of him by Dudley’s cohort of oddly baby-faced teenage fascists. What’s expected...

‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ review: Restrained, melancholy and poetic

In 1993, the BBC produced Lady Chatterley: a four-part dramatisation of the DH Lawrence novel directed by Ken Russell, starring Joely Richardson in the title role and Sean Bean as her gamekeeper lover Mellors. A generation of horny teenagers tuned in, but in spite of the workmanlike woodland grunting from Bean (not to mention the...

‘The Trials of Jimmy Rose’ Episode 1 review: Quiet, sad and uncomfortable

Ray Winstone plays – in a career first – a gruff criminal in ITV’s The Trials of Jimmy Rose, tasked with readjusting to the world and his family after a long prison sentence. The show’s alternate title could probably be A Painfully Out-Of-The-Loop Older Gentleman Makes a Dog’s Breakfast of All The Things. Kingdom writer...

‘Agent Carter’ finale review: ‘Valediction’

In a neat parallel to the dramatic climax of the first Captain America movie, ‘Valediction’ sees Peggy in radio contact with the pilot of an aircraft loaded with deadly weaponry and on a seemingly-doomed mission. This time the pilot is Howard Stark rather than Captain America. And this time the good guys win across the...

‘Ripper Street’ Season 3 Episode 5 review: ‘Heavy Boots’

With Reid’s life teetering on the edge after last week’s shooting, Ripper Street went back to basics for an entertaining, if fairly disposable episode that’s partially redeemed by an unexpectedly heartfelt final act. The previous two episodes of Ripper Street have been heavily character-focused, but ‘Heavy Boots’ flipped the switch for an episode that still...

‘Boy Meets Girl’ Episode 1 review: A funny and heart-warming tale

First we had Orange Is the New Black, then we had Transparent and now we have Boy Meets Girl, the latest TV series to feature a trans actress playing a trans character in a main role. The new six-part sitcom was created by Elliot Kerrigan, who submitted the script for the Trans Comedy Award. The...

‘Yonderland’ Season 2 finale review: ‘Careful What You Wish For’

It’s the thrilling conclusion of Yonderland’s second season, and it’s jolly thrilling indeed. Two estranged sisters finally face off, and nothing will ever be the same again. *insert thrilling musical cue here* Dun dun dunnn!!! But seriously, while Imperatrix is busily transferring her life force into a fearsome new creature to do her evil bidding,...