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It’s a Sin

5 stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ CW: queerphobia Russell T Davies has long been treasured for his contributions to queer British drama. It’s been over two decades since Queer as Folk (1999) was released which was hailed as ground-breaking, yet the show garnered criticism for its failure to address the HIV/Aids epidemic. Now, Davies […]

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The Great

It’s hard to know what to make of The Great. Written by The Favourite’s Tony McNamara, it continues the film’s tradition of blending period set-pieces with gleeful expletives. More period comedy than period drama, it’s a rip-roaring and chaotic farce that breathes fresh air into the period format. The Great is, according to itself, an […]

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We Are The Champions

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 stars ‘There is no tradition more powerful than cheese’, begins the narrator, as he introduces us to the ‘ancient ceremony’ that is cheese-racing. Cut to men colliding and tumbling down a steep, muddy slope, chasing madly after a rolling cheese. A woman tells a crowd behind a fence that […]

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Staged

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4 stars Staged, BBC One’s answer to lockdown one, has now return for a second series which, coincidently, has timed perfectly with lockdown three. What an ideal (and hugely distressing) pattern that is. The successful first season saw Michael Sheen and David Tennant playing slightly staged versions of themselves; that is, […]

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His Dark Materials: season two episode one review

If you like a good fantasy, thriller, mystery, Western or sci-fi, you might find something to like in the newest season of His Dark Materials, the BBC and HBO adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s classic children’s fantasy books. The series has come roaring back with a high-octane, high-budget beginning to the season that promises more surreal […]

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Taskmaster reviewed

After years of begging Channel Four to take them, Taskmaster has finally moved on from the Top Gear rerun channel and onto bigger and better things. Taskmaster sees five comedians (Katherine Parkinson, Johnny Vegas, Richard Herring, Daisy May Cooper, and Mawaan Rizwan) desperately vie for the approval of an unforgiving and very tall Greg Davies […]

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Dexter is back from the dead

America’s favourite murderer, the fearsome Dexter Morgan played by Michael C. Hall, will be returning after a lengthy hiatus in the ninth season of Dexter. Recently announced by Showtime, this season will include 10 episodes and a reimagined finale, seven years after the show first ended and left fans bitterly divided and utterly disappointed. Dexter, […]