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Call the Midwife

Tuning in to the final five minutes of the most recent series of Call the Midwife, to scenes of the nuns and nurses joined by other members of their community celebrating Sister Monica Joan’s birthday, you may assume this to be another heart-warming, easy-going period drama. In many ways, you wouldn’t be far wrong. The […]

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Netflix Pick: Glitch (WARNING SPOILERS)

New Australian paranormal drama Glitch follows James Hayes, a local policeman, as he is called out to a cemetery in the middle of the night. To his shock, he finds six seemingly deranged figures there who have recently risen from the dead. Unsure of their own identities, James takes them back, along with a paramedic, […]

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Women on TV: Why are we still calling them girls?

The second series of BBC war drama Our Girl has captured the nation through its constant adrenaline-fuelled action and embedded romance between army medic Lance Corporal Georgie Lane (Michelle Keegan) and Special Forces operative, Elvis (Luke Pasqualino). After being stood up at the altar by Elvis, Georgie travels over to Kenya as the medic for […]

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BBC One drama: One of Us

A gripping and thrilling 4-part BBC series, ‘One of Us’, follows the grieving families of two newly weds, Adam Elliot and Grace Douglas, found murdered after returning from their honeymoon. In a dark, distressing twist on events, the murderer makes his way to his victim’s home, crashing his stolen vehicle at their farm in the […]

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Could You Not Just Wait? on BBC Radio 4

Marking the one-hundred-year anniversary of Dublin’s Easter Rising, April 1916, LSE’s Heather Jones discusses the necessity, causes and impacts of such an influential moment of Irish history in Radio 4’s documentary ‘Could You Not Just Wait?’ Interspersed with sounds of gunshots and the traditional Irish ballad ‘Foggy Dew’, Heather Jones discusses the rising in the […]