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FILM OF THE WEEK: Insomnia Saturday August 23, BBC Two, 11pm Last... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 68 – RG Veda The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 68 – RG Veda

For the next few columns I shall be covering the early works... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 67 – Magi The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 67 – Magi

There are plenty of anime which are adaptations of stories... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 66 – DRAMAtical Murder The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 66 – DRAMAtical Murder

It is August 1st, known as “Yaoi Day” amongst anime fans,... 

TV Films Of The Week TV Films Of The Week

FILM OF THE WEEK: Back To The Future Sunday August 3, ITV2,... 

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News

Simon Webbe joins Strictly Come Dancing Simon Webbe joins Strictly Come Dancing

Simon Webbe is the fifth celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly... 

Black Mirror is coming down the chimney Black Mirror is coming down the chimney

Black Mirror, Channel 4′s Emmy-winning ‘Twilight... 

Gala break the World Record for Bingo at Coronation Street Gala break the World Record for Bingo at Coronation Street

On July 18th Gala Bingo teamed up with Coronation Street and... 

Official shortlist for the TV Choice Awards 2014 Official shortlist for the TV Choice Awards 2014

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW The Big Bang Theory (E4) Game of Thrones... 

Paul Whitehouse to star in Nurse Paul Whitehouse to star in Nurse

BBC Two announced today that Nurse is in production. It is... 

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Reviews

The House Across The Lake The House Across The Lake

The House Across The Lake is a Hammer Film; you may recognize Hammer as purveyor of all those wonderful horror films from the 50s, 60s and 70s. You know the ones I mean, most of them starred either Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing (often both), with many directed by the criminally underappreciated Terence Fisher. Hammer weren’t just a horror studio... [Read more of this review]

The Speakmans The Speakmans

** Since returning to the UK after eight months or so in the lunatic asylum of a country the world calls China, I have been reacquainting myself with this eccentric little island. Which, for all intents and purposes means hanging around pubs, clubs and any seedy little dive that will allow a shabby gentleman like myself through the doors. It’s... [Read more of this review]

Mr Sloane Mr Sloane

It’s safe to say that when we first meet Jeremy Sloane, the eponymous hero of Sky Atlantic’s new tragicomedy, he’s at just about his lowest ebb. It’s safe to say this because the first time we meet him he’s securing a noose around his neck, stepping up onto a chair and kicking it out from under his feet. As shocking an opening gambit as... [Read more of this review]

Derek: Season 2 Derek: Season 2

Taking place a full year after the first series’ happenings, Derek returns with its eponymous 49 year old character, and the rest of the workers at Broad Hill retirement home, in relatively similar standing. Vicky is now a full time employee, Hannah and Tom are together and (thanks to Derek) publicly trying for a baby, whist Kev is still sipping... [Read more of this review]

Monkey Planet Monkey Planet

‘Monkey Planet’ is soon to be airing its second installment of a three part series. The clue is in the name. This is a series about all the different monkeys (and apes, awkwardly) on our planet. Primate planet seems like it should have been the obvious choice; a nice dose of alliterative accuracy.  The series is a bit like ‘who do you think... [Read more of this review]

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