Categories
Culture Theatre

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers The Edinburgh Playhouse Run Ended Have you heard the story of the Johnston twins? Blood Brothers is a tale of class, superstition and family. Michael and Edward are parted at birth; Mickey (Sean Jones) receives a working class upbringing on a council estate while Eddie (Joel Benedict) is brought up in an upper-middle […]

Categories
TV

Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux has finally returned to our screens with By Reason of Insanity. This time our favourite interviewer is probing deep into the minds of psychiatric patients and the doctors and nurses treating them. His famous unbiased style allows the patients of Ohio’s state psychiatric hospitals to open up to him and give us a […]

Categories
TV

House of Cards

The Underwoods are back, and they’re in the White House. House of Cards has finally returned with the masterpiece that is Season Three. The first episode, Chapter 27, opens with Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) acting as Machiavellian as ever: “You have to be a little human when you’re the president”, he says just before he […]

Categories
TV

Mr Selfridge

Finally, something to fill the Downton Abbey sized hole in my heart. ITV presented the new series of Andrew Davis’ Mr Selfridge last Sunday, and it was not short of drama.

Categories
TV

Uncle

Refson juxtaposes the irresponsible adult with the responsible child and tackles serious issues such as suicide and heartbreak, presenting them alongside the ridiculous, like when the Cheeky Girls start playing on the radio that Andy was planning to use to electrocute himself with.

Categories
TV

Home Front

Home Front delivers a series of 13 minute snippets of insight into the lives of those living during The Great War. The series plans to cover the entirety of the war over 600 episodes stretching from 1914 to 1918. The show emphasises the social impact of the war, and focuses particularly on the plight of individuals during this time.

Categories
TV

Educating the East End

A new Channel 4 series following Educating Essex and Educating Yorkshire but with a new set of cockney accents, Educating the East End is a promising new insight into state education.