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Review: The Tomorrow People Season 1

Those of a certain age will remember a small British kids’ TV series from the 1970′s called The Tomorrow People. Big on ideas, low on budget, it was tea-time sci-fi with fish-fingers for the under 12′s. Well, like most TV, it’s been re-invented as one of those identi-kit American sci-fi shows; a middle-budget, flat-pack adventure … Continue reading

How-to: Surviving Actors’ Expos, Part Two [Guest Post]

Originally posted as Surviving Actors’ Expos by Edwin Flay, February 11, 2014. “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the consumer, you’re the product.” – Anonymous. So, on Saturday, I attended an event called Surviving Actors, an expo stacked full of ‘opportunities’ for the aspiring/ struggling/ stalled actor… There’s a legitimate need for all … Continue reading

Opinion: Surviving Actors’ Expos, Part One [Guest Post]

Originally posted as Surviving Actors’ Expos by Edwin Flay, February 11, 2014. “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the consumer, you’re the product.” – Anonymous. So, on Saturday, I attended an event called Surviving Actors, an expo stacked full of ‘opportunities’ for the aspiring/struggling/stalled actor. I specify this type of actor, because the … Continue reading

Review: The Musketeers (BBC1)

“Hello. My name is D’Artagnan. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Oh, hang on… As the BBC’s latest identikit adventure serial off the production line, Alexandre Dumas’ boys-own adventure is reinvented with a darker tone and an awful lot of leather. Filled with British acting stalwarts, it’s still somehow shallow, for all the extra … Continue reading

Review: Sherlock Season Three

Spoiler Alert! Are three episodes really a season? Gatiss and Moffat (with Steve Thompson) write more tricksy, twisty, cheatsy, glossy, 90-minute features based on Conan Doyle’s great detective. Through each of the knowingly post-modern, vain, smug, self-congratulating tangle of unsolved mysteries, plot holes through which you can pour the Reichenbach Falls, and style covering the lack … Continue reading

Review: Day of the Doctor

After a fortnight of saturation coverage on every BBC channel, the plot made no sense and despite show-runner and writer Steven Moffat’s oft-quoted dislike of plots that are too ‘timey-wimey’, the 50th Anniversary secial was a bit… ‘timey-wimey.’ With Tennant and Smith sliding into self-parody, gravelly John Hurt, as the ‘missing’ Doctor (more like the … Continue reading

Review: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Avengers director Joss Wheedon follows the Buffy formula for the comic-book, non-super-hero, whizz-bang action spy series. TV Marvel methodone for superhero film fans. It really does feel like a return to Buffy after the disappeared-up-its-own-tailpipe, conspiracy labyrinth of Dollhouse. Jumping in where Avengers Assemble left off, the miraculously resurrected Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) puts together … Continue reading

Review: Atlantis (BBC1 TV)

BBC1′s new Saturday night adventure puts Greek mythology through the blender as the Merlin team go for their next prime-time hit. Panto season starts early. Forget everything you ever new about Greek mythology because, even more than Merlin, BBC Wales have picked up the deck, shuffled the cards, thrown half of them away and dealt … Continue reading

Review: The Fall (BBC2)

Gillian Anderson does Prime Suspect as Silence of the Lambs amongst the hard men of Belfast. Now fully British again after her X-files stint, Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations) is DSI Stella Gibson, a fish-out-of-water female detective in a man’s world, chasing down a serial killer in a post-Troubles Northern Ireland still thick with sectarian tension. … Continue reading

Review: Vicious (ITV1)

Time travel is possible and it’s here as a working scientific phenomenon. That’s the only explanation I can find for Vicious, ITV1′s latest situation comedy, which is barely a ‘sit’ and contains no ‘com.’ Starring Britain’s two foremost theatrical knights, Sirs Ian McKellen (The Hobbit, X-Men) and Derek Jacobi (Henry V, Underworld Evolution) as an … Continue reading

Review: Danny Boyle – Man of Wonder (BBC Culture Show Special)

“In a Culture Show special, Oscar winning director Danny Boyle talks to Mark Kermode about his new film Trance, London 2012′s afterglow and the highs and lows of an extraordinary film-making career.” Danny Boyle began his career in subversive agit-prop theatre at the Royal Court and went on to be equally subversive in TV. Breaking … Continue reading

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