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Cult Column- The Durrells, ideal escapism

Are you looking for something to beat the shoddy British weather? With a lockdown that seems endless and harsh winter nights that make us feel the pinch, many of us have turned more than ever to the glowing lights of TV and films. I have taken comfort in The Durrells. Originally aired on ITV, this […]

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Des Review

Des is unsatisfying in every way possible, and thank God it is. Focused on the real life investigation and trial of Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen, it seems that the three-part series is a complete departure from typical ‘true life’ crime shows. The audience sees nothing of the horrific crimes committed, and the killer is […]

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Quiz

A riveting show about a show, Quiz is witty, engaging and incredibly well-cast. It has a nostalgic feel, yet depicts an extremely relevant story in today’s world of fake and sensationalist news. With their new drama series, ITV producers have skilfully recreated the kind of ‘event TV’ that gave their 1990 series Who Wants to be […]

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ITV’s new series “Butterfly” gives a voice to transgender characters

“Tell our stories with the creativity, dignity, humour and depth that makes us real people. Let us help you tell those stories or better yet, help us tell them ourselves and then put us in them… You’ll be making the world a little bit safer for an intensely maligned, under-represented, and vulnerable population.” GLAAD and […]

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Endeavour

Sunday night saw the penultimate instalment of the fifth season of ITV’s crime drama Endeavour: the vibrant prequel to the Inspector Morse series. Exploding back onto our screens after a year’s hiatus, the series picked up in mid 1968, a year which was punctuated by protest and change. Having passed his Sergeant’s exam, Morse is […]

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Comic Relief Bake Off

This time, four more celebrities try to create ‘masterpieces’ – try being the operative word in this instance. 16 fairly equally hopeless stars took to the tent to bake for Comic Relief, and we were relieved by the comic failure of their talents. Their haphazard efforts reminded us of our own kitchen disasters, proving a […]

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Chasing Shadows

In the case of Chasing Shadows, the viewer feels like they’re getting a true look at what it’s actually like to be a part of a crime-solving team.