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‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 finale review: Episode 8 remains necessary viewing

A lot was riding on this final instalment of Broadchurch Season 3, from resolving the particular storyline at hand – the assault on Trish Winterman, the investigation into which has dominated the series since its opening story – to giving a satisfying sense of finality to the overall arc of the programme as a whole,...

‘Line of Duty’ Season 4 Episode 4 review: This really is the best thing on TV

…Aaaaand breathe. Good news! After a week of worry, it’s with great relief that we learn Steve Arnott is not dead and that his wardrobe of snazzy-backed waistcoats will not have to be distributed among the local charity shops (there’s too many for just one Scope to handle). It’s the biggest Easter miracle since Jesus...

‘Inside No.9’ Season 3 Episode 6 review: ‘Private View’

At least once a season, there seems to be an episode of Inside No.9 that is ‘for’ the writer-creators – Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith – more than for the audience. Not an act of indulgence, precisely, but certainly one where they unashamedly draw in on happy memories of watching old British horror movies as...

‘Broadchurch’ review: Episode 6 is Season 3’s strongest so far

This week’s Broadchurch episode, the strongest so far, is all about people trying to escape the prisons they carry with them – and often finding that they can’t. While Lenny Henry’s Ed Burnett spends the majority of the episode under police custody, brooding in an actual cell or a police interrogation room, and Joe Miller...

‘Legion’ finale review: ‘Chapter 8’ is limited by a conventional structure

It’s been a memorable first season for Legion. We’ve had multiple dance sequences, a short silent film, a classroom lecture, a giant ice cube floating in the astral plane, multiple alternate realities and a man gruesomely folding in on himself. Noah Hawley hasn’t held back from exploring David Haller through a deeply disorientating, often surrealist...