• Our Fiends Electric: Who’s current war powers up…

    Nikola Tesla (Goran Visnjič) is a man with vision – sometimes fanciful, sometimes pragmatic but clearly a man ahead of his time. But when funding is pulled for his latest project, in no small part to the fearmongering of rival Thomas Edison (Robert Glenister), he thinks the day can’t...
  • Who’s ‘Orphan 55’: Cut Price Vacation, too much baggage…

    With the Doctor still trying to process the news about Gallifrey – not to mention a rather drastic clear-up mess from a recent squiddish encounter (who knew it was mating season?) – perhaps there’s time for a holiday. Graham’s rather eager construction of a travel cube spirits the team...
  • Doctor Who: ‘Spyfall II’ Herstory in the Making?

    As Daniel Barton’s plane plunges to Earth – with Barton and the Master (for it is he!) safely beamed away and the Doctor finding herself between dimensions, it seems some quick and unlikely escapes are desperately needed. Both Ryan and The Doctor find help via unexpected people but that’s...
  • In for the Count: Moffat and Gatiss tackle ‘Dracula’…

    When Steven Moffat left Doctor Who it was not immediately clear what he would do next. A complete break from the Time Lord meant no more Tardis offerings and the show-runner had often spoken on the difficulty of co-ordinating schedules to get Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman back for...
  • Doctor Who: Spy-fi debut for Whittaker’s sophomore salvo…

    Readying to meet up again and head off on more travels, The Doctor and her companions are all individually summoned to MI5 by ‘C’ (Stephen Fry) to help investigate the bizarre killings of several operatives scattered around the world. In each case, their DNA has been totally scrambled, something...
  • BBC’s Christmas Carol: deep and crisp and getting even…

    Ebenezer Scrooge (Guy Pearce) runs his company with a cold, some would say heartless outlook on life and the human condition. In his mind, the ‘hypocrisy’ of the masses is no substitute for his money ledger and he can reduce every decision his made to a justifiable balance of...
  • The Walking Red: BBC’s Martians invade maudlin period drama…

    It’s 1905 and George Lynton (Rafe Spall) is a journalist still looking for his first real scoop and facing the quiet wrath of his brother Frederick (Rupert Graves), a government spokesman, who has distanced himself from George over the latter leaving his wife for his truer love, Amy (Eleanor...
  • BBC/HBO weave complex magic from impressive ‘Materials’…

    A baby girl called Lyra is left in the care of Jordan College, Oxford as her previous guardian – Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) vanishes into the flooded grounds and night, telling the learned custodians at the door that he is invoking scholastic sanctuary for her. She can not, must...
  • Treadstone: Tinkered, tailored, soldier-spies are Bourne again…

    It’s 1973 and in the heart of Berlin an American is being tortured – but it’s not for what he knows,  it is for the actions his captors want him to take. And after days of resistance, it seems they have won as J. Randolph Bentley (played by War...