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By Jim Smith on 24 December 2005 Comments Off

If 2004 was, as we said at the time, the year of late arrivals and revivals, 2005 was a year of completing, and contrasting, circles.

By Jim Smith on 14 November 2005 Comments Off

To call ‘City of Death’ the most overrated ‘Doctor Who’ story would be churlish and mean-spirited. It would also have a sizeable dollop of truth to it.

By Jim Smith on 02 June 2005 Comments Off

I should add ‘Trust Dirk’ to my ‘Trust Joss’, ‘Trust George’ and ‘Trust Grant’ mantras because he’s quite clearly the kind of guy whose work never lets you down.

By Mark Clapham on 03 May 2005 Comments Off

While never likely to please the more militant fans of earlier versions, the film ‘Hitchhikers’ stays faithful to the spirit of its author, and registers as a (qualified) success…

By Lance Parkin on 03 May 2005 Comments Off

The problem with ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ movie isn’t that it’s not faithful, it’s worse – it’s that it’s not funny.

By Shiny Shelf on 29 December 2004 Comments Off

I hate this sort of thing. I should probably be disqualified from commenting on comics this year on account of only really reading ‘Astonishing X-Men’. Likewise my lit reading is woefully behind with only ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and ‘The Da Vinci Code’ being published in 2004. I very nearly [...]

By Eddie Robson on 15 December 2003 Comments Off

Congratulations to BBC2 for running the grand final of ‘The Big Read’ at nine o’clock on a Saturday night. Why was this a good thing? Simple – it means that ‘Harry Potter’ didn’t win…

By Jim Smith on 19 February 2003 Comments Off

When Douglas Adams died he left ‘The Salmon of Doubt’, the novel on which he had been working for a decade, less than half finished.