Television reviews

Television reviews of some of the best new shows, dramas, comedies and documentaries on TV.

Esio Trot film review

Esio Trot film review

It’s been a fairly long time since the work of Roald Dahl got a new adaptation, but the BBC delivered a treat of a production in their Esio Trot film over Christmas, and while there’s a lot more of our review to come, the gist is that it’s well worth a watch, especially while it’s(…)

David Attenborough’s Life Story review

David Attenborough’s Life Story review

David Attenborough returned to the BBC with Life Story this month (October 2014) and despite the fact that it’s the latest in quite a long line of wildlife documentaries from the naturalist it still manages to blow your mind with amazing footage and show you things that you’ve never seen before, and probably wouldn’t be(…)

Professor Brian Cox’s Human Universe review

Professor Brian Cox’s Human Universe review

Professor Brian Cox returned to the BBC for autumn 2014 in a new documentary called Human Universe, giving his evolving series even more anthropological focus than they’ve ever had before. Following up on the critically acclaimed Wonders Of The Solar System, Wonders Of The Universe, Wonders Of Life and Science Britannica, the show takes us(…)

Doctor Who Series 8 review

Doctor Who Series 8 review

The start of a Doctor’s new tenure in the longest running sci-fi TV show in the world is always preceded with an equal mix of both nervous trepidation and excitement for both fans and critics alike and that was definitely the case for Peter Capaldi’s first full episode in charge on Sunday night. The opening(…)

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy Series 2 review

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy Series 2 review

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy Series 2 blasted its way back onto E4 at the end of July 2014 like a moon-eyed marmoset thrashing about in bath of orange liqueur and we’ve been doting on it ever since. With a whole new setting in Hawaii for Noel, Andy Warhol, Dolly and Smooth, along with a lot(…)

Cuckoo Series 2 review

Cuckoo Series 2 review

Cuckoo Series 2 finally made it’s way to BBC 3 earlier this week with a few new faces to replace Andy Samberg and Tamla Kari, but with Greg Davies back as the giant rock of the family and more great writing from Robin French and Kieron Quirke it’s as funny as ever. Bringing in Twilight(…)

The Trip to Italy review

The Trip to Italy review

Erh, it’s not often that a sequel outdoes it’s predecessor, with maybe the notable exception of Godfather II, but in The Trip to Italy, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom appear to have pulled off the near impossible. It’s only one episode in at the moment, so it’s hard to say if it’ll still(…)

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe Series 2 review

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe Series 2 review

Charlie Brooker is back with his blacker than black mirrors in the second series of Weekly Wipe, and as ever it’s a brilliantly jagged take on the week just gone by that includes everything from TV mockery, politician bashing and a few random segues into tame-comedian skits. That probably doesn’t sell it very well, but(…)

Raised by Wolves, Channel 4, review

Raised by Wolves, Channel 4, review

Raised by Wolves is the latest comedy pilot from Channel 4 and it’s an instant gem if the first episode is anything to go by. It’s intelligent and down-to-earth all at the same time, while keeping you locked into laughs throughout the show. There’s only one episode available at the moment, but hopefully there’ll be(…)

Doctor Who, The Time of the Doctor review

Doctor Who, The Time of the Doctor review

The Doctor has regenerated with Matt Smith taking his last bow as the eponymous Time Lord in the big Christmas day special, The Time of the Doctor, to make way for Peter Capaldi to take up the reigns of the Tardis. It was the culmination of nearly 5 years as the Dr, and especially important(…)

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