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The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 52 – Fairy Tail The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 52 – Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is more of a fantasy series, focusing on wizards.... 

Easter TV Films Of The Week Easter TV Films Of The Week

FILM OF THE WEEK: The King of Comedy Channel 4, Saturday April... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 51 – Princess Knight The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 51 – Princess Knight

Since I have not covered this particular person since my original... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 50 – Gurren Lagann The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 50 – Gurren Lagann

Having reached a significant landmark, and having written... 

Rhys Darby: Netflix is how art should be consumed Rhys Darby: Netflix is how art should be consumed

When Flight of the Conchords star Rhys Darby began devising... 

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News

Teaser for True Blood’s Summer Return Teaser for True Blood’s Summer Return

True Blood will air its seventh and final season this summer.... 

Marc Warren joins BBC’s The Musketeers Marc Warren joins BBC’s The Musketeers

Filming on the BBC One Sunday night hit drama, The Musketeers,... 

10 Top Strictly Come Dancing Facts 10 Top Strictly Come Dancing Facts

In Georgia, Dancing with the Stars is filmed inside a circus... 

Celebrity Squares Returning To ITV Celebrity Squares Returning To ITV

ITV has commissioned classic game show Celebrity Squares for... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 1-50 – Updates and Corrections The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 1-50 – Updates and Corrections

It has been a year since this column began and during that... 

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Reviews

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]

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Game of Thrones: Season 4

Given just how phenomenally popular it has become, it’s hard to imagine that the Game of Thrones almost never made it to our television screens at all. But according to star Sophie Turner, the pilot episode was so substandard that US broadcaster HBO was ready to pull the plug. They didn’t, of course – the pilot was re-shot, three epic seasons... [Read more of this review]

Endeavour: Trove Endeavour: Trove

An unexplained suicide, a missing girl, and a stolen Trove – all are mysteries left for Endeavour Morse to solve in the return of the ‘Endeavour’ series. “Trove”, the first of four films in the second series, reintroduces Inspector Morse, now mentally scarred but with an unchanged desire to solve crimes in his hometown of Oxford. The traumatic... [Read more of this review]

Martin Amis’s England Martin Amis’s England

Martin Amis’s fictions paint a bleak portrait of England. Under the influence of J.G. Ballard and Anthony Burgess, and to some extent his father, he depicts it as a hostile, culturally baron country, occupied by feckless idiots, drunks and hedonists. His characters are frequently working-class, hold thoroughly untenable opinions and almost invariably... [Read more of this review]

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