Thursday, April 27, 2017

Downton diary: episode 1

Olivia Whitting writes on the return of the nation's favourite period drama
Just what is it about HBO’s epic series, now entering its fourth season, that has so many people hooked?
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon touring around Italy is the surprise highlight of this week's television

Every Doctor has his day

[SPOILERS] Stephen Quinn reviews the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special

Downton diary: episode 6

Season 4 episode six of Downton Abbey sees a return to romance after a somber opening
Sarah Phelps' adaption of Agatha Christie's classic makes for a great watch
Pramface, Bluestone 42 and Jonathan Creek all feature in this week's TV review
Planet Earth, the nature programme presented by a national treasure, and filled with touching mini narratives, lives up to the hype.
A sample of some of the most exciting TV scheduled to hit screens this summer

Triangle Issues

Poldark, the BBC’s new ratings hit, owes a lot of its success to the beauty of its setting and actors. People fundamentally enjoy looking at aesthetically pleasing sights, something producers obviously noticed way back when. Further to this though, the industry heavyweights have decided that attractive people unable to make romantic decisions equals ratings alchemy. To this end, we’ve...