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No Knead to Worry- GBBO is Back

Summer has officially come to an end. The few blissful “days” of Scottish sunshine and temperatures above fifteen degrees are behind us and the nights are getting longer once more. The start of this academic year is very different to before, but one thing is the same: on a Tuesday night I can still boil […]

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Five Guys a Week

Five Guys a Week arrives on our screens as a composite of reality TV excess and perversion. Blending Love is Blind, Come Dine with Me and your most horrific fever dream, the show is Channel 4’s latest contribution to the television dating canon, less explicitly pornographic than Naked Attraction but ultimately more depraved. The concept […]

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Derry Girls

Growing up is an ugly, awkward affair. And teenage life set against a backdrop of nineties popular culture, Catholicism and a civil war is still, unfortunately, teenage life, as is Channel 4’s hit comedy Derry Girls shows. It follows a rambunctious quartet of girls – and all their misadventures – living in Derry, Northern Ireland during […]

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The End of the F***ing World

Any viewer would be forgiven, if watching ‘The End of the F***ing World’ for the first time, for being a bit perplexed. A show which unashamedly presents a young girl in a wedding dress, a boy holding his father’s ashes in an urn and a teenager who carries a gun permanently down the front of […]

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The Dog House

Channel 4’s new documentary series has been described as ‘a dating show for pets’, as it follows the employees of Wood Green, The Animals Charity. The show tells the stories of different people and families that are looking for their new best friends. Differing from some documentaries that follow animal adoption, The Dog House makes […]

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Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams is a new anthology series based on the short stories of prolific science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. Each episode is self-contained, with a distinct cast and tone, but many fall back on similar tropes of science fiction. This makes the series a great introduction to the genre, but an underwhelming delivery for […]

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The End of the F***ing World

The End of The F***ing World explores the story of the young adult would-be serial killer, rescued by his first friend in school when she gives him a little faith. Alyssa goads James into stealing his father’s car and running away with her. By that time, he’s already decided to make her his first human […]

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Black Mirror

Black Mirror has received critical acclaim and widespread viewership since it first premiered on Channel 4. Series creator Charlie Brooker was applauded for his unflinching dark satire on the nature of humanity and the road an over-reliance on technology may be leading us down. Series Four has just premiered and while it is still excellent […]