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The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 114 – World Trigger The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 114 – World Trigger

Continuing to look at anime adaptations of the most popular... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 113 – Gintama The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 113 – Gintama

For the next few weeks The Beginner’s Guide will be looking... 

Ruby Rose: Sexuality and gender in ‘Orange is the New Black’ Ruby Rose: Sexuality and gender in ‘Orange is the New Black’

Human sexuality is an enormous field and one which we are... 

The Crystal Maze returns as interactive experience. Now all we have to do is put it back on TV The Crystal Maze returns as interactive experience. Now all we have to do is put it back on TV

A few days ago a crowdfunding campaign was launched to re-create... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 112 – Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 112 – Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

Before you even think about, if you think that “The Secret... 

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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

Orange is the New Black: Season 3 review Orange is the New Black: Season 3 review

Now in its third season, Orange is the New Black has plumped for a fluid style of storytelling, allowing the interweaving strands of plot to meander and mingle together organically, rather than being satellites orbiting a dominant narrative. This new style is well suited to the talented ensemble cast and gives writer Jenji Kohan more space to unflinchingly... [Read more of this review]

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]

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