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The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 107 – Space Pirate Captain Harlock The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 107 – Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Returning to television, this week’s anime is regarded as... 

What is the truth about the biased BBC? What is the truth about the biased BBC?

In September of last year as hostilities flared across the... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 106 – My Neighbours the Yamadas The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 106 – My Neighbours the Yamadas

In the last of a bunch of anime films to be covered in this... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 105 – Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 105 – Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise

Our current examination of anime films now takes us to what... 

Why I’m boycotting Channel 4 over Benefits Street Why I’m boycotting Channel 4 over Benefits Street

This article is a plea to my fellow residents of Stockton-on-Tees... 

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News

Jeremy Clarkson Vs. The BBC Jeremy Clarkson Vs. The BBC

By now almost everyone has heard the news that the BBC has... 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix has done it again with a new original series filled... 

Beowulf: The return of Britain’s mythic past Beowulf: The return of Britain’s mythic past

ITV has commissioned thirteen-part drama Beowulf, an epic... 

Stephen Mulhern to host Britain’s Got More Talent again Stephen Mulhern to host Britain’s Got More Talent again

Stephen Mulhern is back as host for another series of ITV2’s... 

Foyle’s War: Final Episode Foyle’s War: Final Episode

The award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, starring Michael... 

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Reviews

Second Coming Second Coming

Magic and realism combine like Jamaican patois and cockney English in Debbie Tucker Green’s debut feature. The result of this composite equation is a compelling, atmospheric, and wholly original film. Set in the suburbs of South London, Second Coming pertains to the definitive meaning of that phrase, without Marshall’s un-expecting mother (Jax)... [Read more of this review]

Benefits Street: Series 2 Benefits Street: Series 2

The first episode of the new season of Benefits Street, based in the Tilery Estate in Stockton-on-Tees, strangely enough offered a degree of positivity that was sorely missing from the first. Some characters are portrayed in a more sympathetic manner, explanations are offered for their continued reliance on benefits that even the most hard-hearted... [Read more of this review]

Rory Bremner’s Election Report Rory Bremner’s Election Report

When it comes to comedians and elections there is a part of me that is ever so slightly conspiracy theorist: in that I think the people who are most likely to be shy Tories are comedians. Most say they are left-wing, but there is the part of me that secretly suspects that they vote right-wing because the likes of Cameron, Osborne and Farage are easier... [Read more of this review]

Beat the Brain Beat the Brain

Beat the Brain is not really a typical quiz, because it is not a game based on general knowledge. It is not a game that you can revise for. Hosted by Countryfile’s John Craven, the show see a team of four players taking on a set of questions which have been set by “The Brain” – which is actually a computer graphic of a brain voiced by comedian... [Read more of this review]

BBC Election 2015 Coverage – On The Night BBC Election 2015 Coverage – On The Night

On the basis of all of the opinion polls the election coverage was shaping up like an Antonioni film –long-winded ennui and listless drifting. This all changed with the shock exit poll when the coverage turned into a joyful Hollywood ending or unrelenting torture porn, depending on your point of view. The Tories had decisively won the day, 1992... [Read more of this review]

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