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The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 117 – Nisekoi The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 117 – Nisekoi

In the last of our look at anime adaptations of manga published... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 116 – Haikyu!! The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 116 – Haikyu!!

We continue our examination of anime adaptations of currently... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, Extra V – Going to Japanese Cultural Events The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, Extra V – Going to Japanese Cultural Events

Sometimes in this column I cover aspects of anime outside... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 115 – Food Wars! The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 115 – Food Wars!

Continuing to look at anime adaptations of series from the... 

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... 

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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

Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure

Joanna Lumley’s three part series charts her journey through China, Mongolia and Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express. The adventure spans 6,400 miles and takes her to places as varied as 5th century Buddhist temples, Mongolian goldmines and icy Siberian deserts. Her final destination is Moscow – a place Lumley hasn’t visited since her modelling... [Read more of this review]

Would I Lie to You? Would I Lie to You?

There’s a moment in the new series of Would I Lie To You? (WILTY?) where Bob Mortimer tries to convince the opposite panel that he used to play a childhood game called ‘Thieves and Shrubbery’. He and his friends would sneak into neighbours gardens, look through their back windows and slowly chant, ‘we do beg your pardon, we are in... [Read more of this review]

Partners in Crime Partners in Crime

To mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie, the BBC is bringing two of the great novelist’s lesser known capers to the small screen on Sunday nights for a brand new 6-part drama series. Based upon The Secret Adversary and N or M?, the titular partners in crime are married couple Tommy and Tuppence Beresford (David... [Read more of this review]

Storyville: The Last Days of Vietnam Storyville: The Last Days of Vietnam

Rory Kennedy’s 2014 documentary, The Last Days of Vietnam, is the latest feature in the BBC’s always superb Storyville collection. Combining incredible archive footage with moving testimonial from those who were there, it tells the story of Saigon’s fall to the North Vietnamese at the end of the Vietnam War, and the final The US ambassador... [Read more of this review]

The Autistic Gardener The Autistic Gardener

Second only to the ‘procedural cop show’ is the ‘backyard makeover show’ in terms of formulaic predictability. As you might imagine, I began watching The Autistic Gardener with considerable skepticism. Unfortunately my reservations were mostly confirmed but there were some glimmers of imagination and interest in this show. And there’s the... [Read more of this review]

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