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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... 

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 49 – Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 49 – Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend

This week we are covering rape. That got your attention, didn’t... 

What To Expect From Kids TV This Year What To Expect From Kids TV This Year

Children, parents, and families have a lot to look forward... 

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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

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]

The Widower The Widower

Malcolm Webster is currently serving a life sentence. At his sentencing in 2011, Lord Bannatyne explained that his “was a murder of a wholly exceptional kind, and of a type rarely seen in these courts. This was a murder which could properly be described as cold-blooded, brutal and callous”. This three-part ITV drama follows the true story of... [Read more of this review]

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