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‘Tina and Bobby’ Episode 3 review: ITV’s lovely Bobby Moore drama concludes

ITV’s Tina and Bobby concludes tonight with an episode that highlights the tumultuous final years of the couple’s relationship, including business failures, Bobby’s retirement from football and the eventual end of the couple’s marriage. “Welcome to Morlands,” exclaims Tina (Michelle Keegan), in the episode’s opening moments, as she invites her friends into the couple’s lavish...

‘The Magicians’ review: Season 2 opens with ‘Knight of Crowns’

Lev Grossman’s trilogy TV adaptation is back for its second season and I, for one, cannot be happier. The first season finale left fans hanging on by their fingernails as the team from Brakebills has their showdown with the Big Bad Martin Chatwin. He dispatches them quickly enough, even Alice, who has levelled up to...

‘Fortitude’ review: Season 2 Episode 1 balances horror, crime and personal drama

“Life is hard in Fortitude,” says series creator Simon Donald, and after the events of Season 1, it’s difficult not to agree with him. Sky Atlantic’s Arctic horror series Fortitude returns for its second season, revealing the aftermath of the prehistoric wasp attack that threatened to tear the town apart and setting out new threats...

‘Apple Tree Yard’ Episode 1 review: Emily Watson is magnificent

“I can’t plead biology. Sex may be an animal pleasure but adultery, I’m discovering, is a human one.” Westminster is a place that has seen many historic speeches, political scandals and let’s be honest, a few extra marital quickies too. It is in these famous halls Yvonne (Emily Watson) meets a confident stranger determined to be...

‘The Crown’ Episode 10 review: The first season concludes with ‘Gloriana’

‘Gloriana’ feels as though it’s been constructed as the series finale to a different programme. Consider the ending of the show. Elizabeth’s final scene, now named Elizabeth Regina rather than Elizabeth Windsor, feels like it’s supposed to be this great milestone; akin, perhaps, to the first time a superhero puts on their costume and takes...

‘The Halcyon’ recap: Joe has a decision to make in Episode 4

It’s now August of 1940 and Americans are leaving London—and the Halcyon—in droves. German propaganda leaflets are being dropped along the coast and dogfights are taking place in the air above the hotel. Rather than run for cover, the intrepid Brits stand in the street and applaud RAF victories. Joe O’Hara’s boss has offered him...

‘Unforgotten’ Season 2 Episode 3 review: Walker and Bhaskar are compelling

We are now midway through the second season of ITV’s gripping crime drama. DCI Cassie Stuart and her colleague DS Sunny Khan (Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar) continue to demonstrate a relaxed working relationship with each other which makes compelling viewing. The pair’s acting is never contrived, never competitive, but both seem to intuitively know the next...