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Editors’ Picks: Our Favourite Dystopian Dramas

Firefly Set in the year 2517, Firefly follows the crew of ‘Serenity’, a group of humans exploring a new solar system. Joss Whedon, the writer and director, described it as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”. Only picked up for one season, Firefly still has a dedicated audience […]

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Black Mirror Season Three: still worth bingewatching?

Charlie Brooker takes to Netflix with what he calls a ‘little movie festival’ in the newest season of Black Mirror. The hotly anticipated third season was released in full on Friday, but on first viewing it has bought nothing new to the format. The first episode, Nosedive, examines our obsession with social media, and the […]

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Why we should all be watching foreign language TV

As I sat down on a drizzly Edinburgh evening, ready to be whisked away to sunny Mexico by the coming-of-age Spanish language drama Y Tu Mamá, También, my severely uncultured flatmate recoiled in disgust at the mere sight of subtitles. Granted, as a language student I might have some bias towards anything in a foreign […]

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Interview: Calum Macdonald explores where the future of radio lies

Right from the start of first year, graduation never seems that far away. With the constant bombardment of reports on the bleak job prospects of our generation, a career in the world of journalism and broadcasting seems especially elusive. Yet Calum Macdonald has achieved the seemingly impossible. Only 12 months after graduating, he landed himself […]