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‘Broadchurch’ review: Season 3 Episode 3 explores toxic masculinity

If there’s a defining theme that seems to run through Broadchurch 3, but is particularly prominent in this third episode, it’s toxic masculinity. As Hardy says, “it makes me ashamed to be a man”. Chris Chibnall’s script dwells on the many ways the men of Broadchurch act suspiciously, defensively or even aggressively at the thought of...

‘Call the Midwife’ review: Season 6’s eventful finale is all about change

After a season spent boldly exploring complex and difficult themes, Call the Midwife delivers a finale largely focused on positive major life changes for its characters, like Shelagh giving birth and Barbara getting married. That’s not to say that the subplot this week about a woman who’s rushed to the hospital with a blood clot...

‘The Replacement’ Episode 2 recap: BBC One’s new thriller continues

After last week’s gripping opener, this episode begins with Ellen (Morven Christie) holding the baby. Her emergency Caesarean section produces a baby girl, though the mystery death of her boss, Kay, remains unsolved.  Paula (Vicky McClure), her ‘replacement’ maternity cover at work, claims “it doesn’t make any sense.” Was it suicide or was she pushed?...

‘Inside No.9’ Season 3 Episode 4 review: ‘Empty Orchestra’

Last week, we suggested that the then most recent episode of Inside No.9 ­– ‘The Riddle Of The Sphinx’ – might well be the most divisive. Not because it was in any way the most shocking so far (although it had a number of disturbing moments), and not because – at the other end of...

‘Legion’ review: ‘Chapter 4’ is a rapid step up in every way

In the final scene of Legion’s fourth episode, there’s a sign by the side of the road that reads ‘Slow down: uncertainty ahead’. No-one ever told Legion that. ‘Chapter 4’ is a rapid step up in every way for Legion, accelerating the pace of the season while throwing in a dizzying amount of baffling stylistic...