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TV

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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Film

The Crown season four review

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that when The Crown season four was released on Netflix on Sunday 15 November, I was ready and waiting.  Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O’Connor and Erin Doherty reprise their roles and bring another layer of depth to the royals. Navigating marriage, parenthood, family […]

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Comedy Fringe

Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Game Shows

Off the Kerb Productions have brought this show to the Fringe before, and it became an absolute hit – one of the highlights of the festival for many people. They are back this year, and while the format is basically the same, this continues to be a perfect example of just what is possible when […]

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Margaret Thatcher doesn’t need a museum

The late Margaret Thatcher and everything that she stood for – democracy, a strong state and privatisation – is still a thorn in the side of many Britons, especially those who bore the brunt of her most stringent nationalisation policies. Her funeral cost the taxpayer £3.6 million, and £15 million is the figure that has […]