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The Personal History of David Copperfield

Am I the hero of my own story? This is the question Dev Patel’s David Copperfield asks himself, in Armando Iannucci’s gloriously quirky and entertaining rendition of Dickens’ classic tale. At once both respecting and reinventing the novel from which it takes its inspiration, Iannucci seamlessly blends the absurdly comedic, enthrallingly dramatic, and touchingly intimate […]

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Throwback of the Week: Doctor Who Christmas Specials

Since the revival of Doctor Who in 2005, watching the series’ Christmas specials has become something of a tradition of the British household. The 2017 Christmas special will be the last episode for Peter Capaldi and it looks promising, bringing back former Doctor David Bradley and introducing Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. With his […]

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In Praise of Peter Capaldi: The latest Doctor leaves big shoes to fill

Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who. I think I speak for everyone when I say that this is by far the worst thing that has happened in the last 18 months. I could only liken it to the time that Christopher Ecclestone announced that he was leaving Doctor Who. Or when David Tennant announced that […]

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A female Doctor Who is a step in the right direction

Peter Capaldi has announced that he will leave Doctor Who at the end of Series 10, and the eponymous doctor will regenerate once again. This time Peter Capaldi and other actors with longstanding links to the BBC, such as Mark Gatiss, are asking the doctor to regenerate to a woman.   This is by no […]