The Sandman: ‘unfilmable’ comic book comes to Netflix
Gwendoline Christie and Tom Sturridge in The Sandman
In Review

The Sandman: ‘unfilmable’ comic book comes to Netflix

For the most part this is as ‘authentic an adaptation’ as might be expected
11 Aug 2022
Immunity, Tunisia and Big Brother
Covid vaccine lab
Podcasts

Immunity, Tunisia and Big Brother

Will a drug called Evusheld cut Covid deaths still further? Is the Arab Spring over? And are we ready for the return of reality TV?
5 Aug 2022
The end of an era: Neighbours comes to an emotional close
Nostalgia in spades: Guy Pearce, Annie Jones, Stefan Dennis and Peter O’Brien 
In Review

The end of an era: Neighbours comes to an emotional close

Millions watched as big names were wheeled on for cameos in final episode
4 Aug 2022
Can TV viewers stomach Big Brother?
 Davina McCall
Talking point

Can TV viewers stomach Big Brother?

Reality show is set to return after a five-year break
3 Aug 2022
The strangest storylines to hit Ramsay Street
The cast of Channel 5 soap Neighbours
Why we’re talking about . . .

The strangest storylines to hit Ramsay Street

Final episode of hit Australian soap will be broadcast on Channel 5 tonight
29 Jul 2022
The Newsreader: a ‘charmingly mellow’ newsroom drama
Anna Torv and Sam Reid star in The Newsreader
In Review

The Newsreader: a ‘charmingly mellow’ newsroom drama

This Australian show set in the 1980s is ‘a treat’ – it’s beautifully acted and written
28 Jul 2022
House of the Dragon: what to expect from the Game of Thrones prequel
Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith in House of the Dragon
In Brief

House of the Dragon: what to expect from the Game of Thrones prequel

Ten-part series, set 200 years before GoT, will show the incestuous decline of Targaryen
27 Jul 2022

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The Control Room: a ‘hooky’ BBC thriller set in Glasgow
Iain De Caestecker and Joanna Vanderham in The Control Room 
In Review

The Control Room: a ‘hooky’ BBC thriller set in Glasgow

Made by the team behind Sherlock, this is an ‘unexpected treat’ for high summer
21 Jul 2022
Best new TV crime dramas of 2022
Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll in Murder in Provence
In Depth

Best new TV crime dramas of 2022

Murder in Provence, Black Bird and Maryland are on the must-watch list
20 Jul 2022
Black Bird: a queasily absorbing true crime drama from Apple TV+
Still from film showing Taron Egerton's character on the phone
In Review

Black Bird: a queasily absorbing true crime drama from Apple TV+

Taron Egerton show is a ‘cut above’ other TV dramas about ‘smug, gloating psychopaths’
14 Jul 2022
TV review: Man vs. Bee
Rowan Atkinson as Trevor
In Review

TV review: Man vs. Bee

Glossy new nine-episode Netflix comedy has received mixed reviews
30 Jun 2022
Is the Shipping Forecast reaching the end of the road?
An icebreaker cuts through a sea of ice, Southern Ocean, Antarctica
In Depth

Is the Shipping Forecast reaching the end of the road?

Continuous weather forecast has guided seafarers and lulled listeners for nearly a century
17 Jun 2022
Pistol review: Danny Boyle’s sanitised but watchable punk drama
Still from the TV show of the band in front of a bus
In Review

Pistol review: Danny Boyle’s sanitised but watchable punk drama

Disney+ is show ‘so lacking in anarchic spirit it could be a Coldplay biopic’
16 Jun 2022
Borgen: Power & Glory – the return of Birgitte Nyborg
Johanne Louise Schmidt and Sidse Babett Knudsen in Borgen: Power & Glory
In Review

Borgen: Power & Glory – the return of Birgitte Nyborg

The hit Danish political drama is back with a ‘gripping reboot’
9 Jun 2022
TV review: Everything I Know About Love
Photobooth images of characters from Everything I Know About Love
In Review

TV review: Everything I Know About Love

This ‘love letter to female friendship’ may make older viewers feel like ‘an anthropologist on Mars’
8 Jun 2022
Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?
Ricky Gervais on The Late Show
Today’s big question

Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?

Comedian defends show by saying his ‘target’ was ‘trans activist ideology’
26 May 2022
The Time Traveler’s Wife: a ‘problematic’ adaptation of the hit novel
Theo James and Rose Leslie
In Review

The Time Traveler’s Wife: a ‘problematic’ adaptation of the hit novel

Book was made into a 2009 film – and now Apple TV+ has had a go
26 May 2022
This England: what to expect from Boris Johnson Sky drama
Kenneth Branagh and Ophelia Lovibond as Boris and Carrie Johnson
Behind the scenes

This England: what to expect from Boris Johnson Sky drama

New TV series starring Kenneth Branagh will take viewers inside Whitehall as the pandemic unfolds
19 May 2022
Conversations with Friends: a disappointing adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel
The cast of Conversations with Friends
In Review

Conversations with Friends: a disappointing adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel

Story follows a ‘love square’ between four millennials, who inhabit arty circles in Dublin
19 May 2022
The Staircase: Colin Firth ‘steals the show’ in this HBO Max drama
Colin Firth and Toni Collette
In Review

The Staircase: Colin Firth ‘steals the show’ in this HBO Max drama

Dramatisation of hit true-crime series is ‘cold and shaking and surreal and grim’
13 May 2022
Ncuti Gatwa: ‘stratospheric rise’ from couch-surfer to Doctor Who
Ncuti Gatwa
Profile

Ncuti Gatwa: ‘stratospheric rise’ from couch-surfer to Doctor Who

The 29-year-old Sex Education star will be the first black actor to play the Time Lord full time
10 May 2022
Chivalry review: an explicit but clever satire of Hollywood’s gender politics
Still of Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani in Chivalry
In Review

Chivalry review: an explicit but clever satire of Hollywood’s gender politics

Steve Coogan stars as a ‘slimy’ film producer in this #MeToo Channel 4 drama
28 Apr 2022
Derry Girls: hit Channel 4 sitcom bows out on a high
Derry Girls still
In Review

Derry Girls: hit Channel 4 sitcom bows out on a high

The third and final season is upon us, and it opens where the second left off
21 Apr 2022
The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix
Still from Bridgerton series two
Getting to grips with . . .

The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix

Subscriber loss has raised concerns about streaming giant’s future profitability
21 Apr 2022
Wim Hof: the ‘Iceman’ touting cold exposure
Wim Hof stands in crowd of swimmers
Profile

Wim Hof: the ‘Iceman’ touting cold exposure

The sexagenarian water fanatic stars in new BBC reality show
20 Apr 2022
Is Channel 4 a victim of Tory spite?
Channel 4 London headquarters
In Brief

Is Channel 4 a victim of Tory spite?

The institution is ‘a great British success story’ – so why sell it?
14 Apr 2022
House of Maxwell: a shallow and ‘hopelessly muddled’ show
Ghislaine Robert Maxwell and Elisabeth Maxwell
In Review

House of Maxwell: a shallow and ‘hopelessly muddled’ show

The ‘big takeaway’ from this BBC documentary is that the Maxwells were ‘bonkers’
13 Apr 2022
WeCrashed: glossy drama about a flawed Silicon Valley unicorn
Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway star in WeCrashed on Apple TV+
In Review

WeCrashed: glossy drama about a flawed Silicon Valley unicorn

Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway star in this eight-part series on Apple TV+
24 Mar 2022
The Ipcress File: entertaining TV drama with a hard act to follow
Joe Cole: ‘nerd-core specs’
In Review

The Ipcress File: entertaining TV drama with a hard act to follow

For the most part, this six-part ITV series succeeds
17 Mar 2022
Where is Regé-Jean Page?
Regé-Jean Page
Why we’re talking about . . .

Where is Regé-Jean Page?

Mega-hit Bridgerton is returning to Netflix – but there’s one notable absentee
11 Mar 2022
The Dropout review: a Silicon Valley morality tale
The Dropout poster
In Review

The Dropout review: a Silicon Valley morality tale

Disney+ miniseries follows story of convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes
10 Mar 2022
Peaky Blinders: the drama that transformed the image of Birmingham
Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders
In Review

Peaky Blinders: the drama that transformed the image of Birmingham

Critics mourn the end of one of the most distinctive shows in recent British TV history
3 Mar 2022
Steven Bartlett: from dropout to millionaire
Steven Bartlett
Profile

Steven Bartlett: from dropout to millionaire

The 29-year-old businessman behind The Diary of a CEO podcast is worth around £50m
2 Mar 2022
Inventing Anna: Netflix’s frothy scammer drama is ‘all a bit silly’
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey
In Review

Inventing Anna: Netflix’s frothy scammer drama is ‘all a bit silly’

Show tells story of Anna Delvey, the woman who infiltrated New York society
24 Feb 2022
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