Reviews

Taskmaster: Series Two – Episode 1: Fear of failure Taskmaster: Series Two – Episode 1: Fear of failure

Dave’s comedy game show makes a welcome return with brand new bunch of contestants willing to take on the challenges set by the Taskmaster himself Greg Davies. This time around the contestants are Canadian comic Katherine Ryan, humorous rapper Doc Brown, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown stars Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson, and Pointless co-host... [Read more of this review]

Marx: Genius of the Modern World Marx: Genius of the Modern World

The first of a three-part series, historian Bettany Hughes examines the lives of three men who helped shape the world today. The opening episode looks at the life of Karl Marx, with latest episode cover Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. Hughes begins by looking at Marx’s early life in Trier, Prussia, a life that is perhaps surprisingly bourgeois... [Read more of this review]

Game of Thrones: No One Game of Thrones: No One

I’ve come to think Game of Thrones as I do weekend benders and their unpleasant aftermath; after a period of animalistic excess, a time of quiet reflection is required to overcome the various physiological and psychological effects of the hangover. Last week was played out at a suitably sedate, contemplative pace. Yes, Septon Ray (Ian McShane)... [Read more of this review]

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled – Series 4 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled – Series 4

This new series of the comedy talk show, which is airing for 10 nights in a row at 10pm on Dave, begins with a rather poignant line-up, as QI’s resident panellist Alan Davies chatted with both the old and the new hosts of the intellectual panel game. Stephen Fry and Sandi Toksvig were among the guests in the opening episode, which also featured stand-ups... [Read more of this review]

Game of Thrones – The Broken Man Game of Thrones – The Broken Man

Hola, Thrones fans. After the death of Hodor, we needed a period of respectful mourning so this week’s we have a bit to catch up on. The trauma of ‘The Door’ a couple of weeks ago has given way to more familiar intrigues and scheming that make the show’s set piece bloodlettings so compellingly watchable. The High Sparrow, that devilishly cunning,... [Read more of this review]

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Features

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The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 161 – Kiznaiver The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 161 – Kiznaiver

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The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 160 – Deadman Wonderland The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 160 – Deadman Wonderland

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News

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The makers of the forthcoming revamped Robot Wars have released... 

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The winners of this year’s BAFTA TV Awards have been announced,... 

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