His Dark Materials is one of the BBC’s latest dramas, based on the book series of the same name by Philip Pullman. The 8 episode premiere series, based primarily around the first book ‘Northern Lights’ has been showing each Sunday over the last few weeks. Now, I am a fan of the books and when […]
Print Arts and Lit Editor, Zach Mayford interviews Hugh Stoddart about ‘To The Lighthouse’.
Emma Hussain writes about recent events involving complaints made against BBC’s Naga Munchetty and how this reflects the problems of impartiality faced by presenters.
After its premier on the BBC, Bodyguard recently arrived on Netflix with the same promise as political thrillers like The Honourable Woman and The Night Manager. The plot picks up as PTSD-riddled Iraq War veteran David Budd (Richard Madden of Game of Thrones fame) is assigned to be the personal bodyguard of Home Secretary Julia […]
“You’re a patronising git, aren’t you?” said Steph McGovern to a supercilious Jeremy Paxman on the opening episode to the new series of Have I Got News For You. As guest host, Paxman isn’t the first man to talk down to a female panellist, and it seems he won’t be the last. That being said, […]
Undeniably the jewel in the crown of British TV, The Great British Bake Off is back with a vengeance. After its move to Channel 4 and the loss of Mel, Sue, and Mary Berry, most of us sat with baited breath to see what would remain of the star show. Well, in all honesty, everything […]
Doctor Who is back, and although it may not be back with a bang, it’s not quite with a whimper. With the first two episodes of series 10 – ‘The Pilot’, and ‘Smile’ – now behind us, and latest companion Bill introduced, it’s about time (and relative dimension) for a review. And so, without further […]
The figures (like Shakira’s hips) do not lie. Active radio listener figures are falling; in this year’s heavily anticipated Rajar figures, BBC Radio 1’s audience fell to an annual average of 9.9 million, with Nick Grimshaw’s flagship breakfast show losing 100,000 of its weekly listeners within the last year. It is undeniable that streaming services […]
It feels like an eternity since we watched Sherlock put a bullet through Magnussen’s skull, and in the three-year wait, Sherlock has established its status as a revered adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic with a strong cult following. It is likely a combination of this lengthy wait and devoted fan following that saw […]
In a stroke of terrible luck for those praying that everything awful would be left in 2016, the first Saturday night of the new year saw the BBC’s Let It Shine pitted against The Voice. On television. For entertainment. Viewers were offered perhaps the toughest choice of the year so far: Gary Barlow’s latest televised […]