Shiny Shelf
By Stephen Lavington on 10 June 2010 4 COMMENTS

‘Pulse’ delivers high-quality genre stuff, though exactly which genre is hard to pin down. It’s a medical drama that’s also a dark conspiracy thriller that’s also a chilling supernatural horror show that also dabbles in great gouts of Grand Guignol.

By Steffan Alun on 20 April 2010 1 COMMENT

As a fan of ‘Being Human’, BBC3’s post-watershed horror drama about a vampire, werewolf and ghost sharing a house in Bristol, the first question that came to mind as I read ‘The Road’ – the first of three tie-in novels – was, “who is the target audience for this book?”.
It seems odd that the novel [...]

By Mark Clapham on 11 January 2010 Comments Off

‘Why Grandma, what a lot of plot you have,’ said the reviewer to the Big Bad Werewolf Show.

By Jim Smith on 02 January 2007 Comments Off

You could be forgiven for thinking that Sydney Newman’s forty year old creation had taken over Xmas 2006 entirely.

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 09 December 2006 Comments Off

We’re now more than half way through the first season of Torchwood and despite some shaky moments, it’s shaping up to be a bold, confident, crazy and clever show…

By Jim Smith on 29 November 2006 Comments Off

If you go down to the woods today…

By Mark Clapham on 08 November 2006 Comments Off

Low budgets and high camp in cosmic Cardiff…

By Mark Clapham on 28 October 2006 Comments Off

The next wave of Russell T Davies’ ‘Doctor Who’ based takeover of the BBC is here, with his first ‘Who’ spin-off ‘Torchwood’…

By Jim Smith on 03 March 2006 Comments Off

If ‘Snuff Box’, the brilliant new semi-narrative sketch show from Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher, had a high concept it would be something along the lines of ‘What if The Persuaders were a pair of depraved hangmen?’

By Eddie Robson on 29 December 2005 Comments Off

Another in our series of end-of-year reports on the state of British TV at the end of 2005…

By Mark Clapham on 24 September 2005 Comments Off

Last year, the first series of Jed Mercurio’s ‘Bodies’ ended in a way that seemed to make a follow-up impossible…

By Eddie Robson on 30 August 2005 Comments Off

I also considered calling this article ‘Don’t Fear the Repeater’, so consider yourselves lucky.

By Eddie Robson on 15 February 2005 Comments Off

A little belated, this review, as the CD came out last November – but as it didn’t exactly emerge in a blaze of publicity, allow us to build a little hype…

By Eddie Robson on 19 November 2004 Comments Off

For some reason, this year the New TV Season arrived one week in the middle of November, but better late than never I suppose…

By Eddie Robson on 03 November 2004 Comments Off

‘The Smoking Room’ has been deemed a failure already as it arrives on BBC2 from BBC3, with the trailers tossing around quotes from glowing reviews in a desperate attempt to win higher ratings than its BBC3 run…

By Mark Clapham on 25 June 2004 Comments Off

‘The Mighty Boosh’ is cheap, and some of the ideas fall flat, but the great comic moments in the show are so good, and so inventive, that they’re well worth the wait…

By Mark Clapham on 30 May 2004 Comments Off

A decade ago, writer Jed Mercurio created hospital drama ‘Cardiac Arrest’ under the pseudonym John Macure…

By Mags L Halliday on 06 July 2003 Comments Off

I have a soft spot for Adam Buxton. Yes, he’s the short one with the thick eyebrows and the captain’s hat who comes dangerously close to being “cuddly”…

By Eddie Robson on 09 February 2003 Comments Off

I would’ve given you my full assessment of the opening night of the BBC’s new channel, but I’ve only been able to watch the first couple of hours on account of the lacklustre manner in which digital television has been introduced in this country.