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‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ Episode 2 review: ‘How is Lady Pole?’

Until Episode 1’s credits told me so, I hadn’t realised that BBC One’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell was based on a book. I can’t really comment, therefore, on whether the book is essential to a full understanding of the bewildering and beguiling events unfolding on screen. For the same reason, I’m not yet sure...

‘Game of Thrones’ slot review

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‘Home Fires’ Episode 4 review

The war intrudes on Great Paxford, as more iron gates are collected and rationing enforced. Miriam Brindsley’s “possible mistake filling out the form” comes to light when David doesn’t receive a ration book. Her husband sets the matter to rights and a frustrated David sneaks out in the middle of the night to enlist. In...

‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 10 review: ‘Tunnels of Time’

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: it’s always a sure-sign of a decent episode of Thunderbirds (or Thunderbirds Are Go) when it opens with the action already in full swing. Opening midway through a bombastic rescue sequence, which in turn results in Virgil and Gordon accidently unearthing a long-lost temple, ‘Tunnels of...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 6 review: ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’

It was a controversial visit to Game of Thrones this week with many viewers left horrified by a disturbing sequence of events involving poor Sansa Stark. Throughout its five-year TV history there have been a number of uncomfortable scenes, however, has the show really finally gone too far? Since his introduction in Season 3, Iwan...

‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 9 review: ‘Slingshot’

Lead writer Rob Hoegee returns to scripting duties this week, with his first script for the series since Thunderbirds Are Go’s two-part premiere. Like in those episodes, there’s a slight sense of classic series déjà vu to proceedings. Fans of the original series will spot the similarities between ‘Slingshot’ and ‘Sun Probe’ immediately, but unlike...

‘Critical’ finale review

Fifteen minutes into this week’s Critical two fire engines with police escorts, all lights flashing and sirens blaring, came screaming into view and I found myself regretting my claim last week that, “big-screen action isn’t Critical’s bag”. The season final of Sky1’s Critical seems determined to pull out all the stops. Rather than starting with...

‘The Game’ Episode 4 review

It’s another week of The Game, so it’s another round of Commie-catching cat and mouse. That is, it would be if the cat and his colleagues had to wear trench coats and keep a discreet distance as the mouse went about its secret mouse business of selling cheese secrets or blueprints of mouse-traps. Can Arkady,...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 5 review: ‘Kill the Boy’

In our fifth visit to Game of Thrones this year, Dany made some questionable decisions, Aemon Targaryen advised Jon to ‘kill the boy and let the man be born’, Brienne refused to abandon her oath and Stannis appointed himself Westeros’ official guardian of grammar. Elsewhere, Sansa struggled to cope in her old home of Winterfell....

‘Tatau’ finale review

A twist ending can pay off beautifully, but it’s always a gamble. As for Tatau’s conclusion… Well, that certainly got extra-fantastical, didn’t it? If Calcott’s is the only church on the island, I feel especially bad for the random parishioners that probably just want to show up in their nice hats, sing hymns, and then...