Tag Archives: REVIEW

CLEANING UP : Episode one review.

Bearing in mind just how much ITV1 had trailed the new Sheridan Smith drama Cleaning Up, over the festive period, expectations were therefore pretty high as episode one aired. A bit like my attitude towards the much over hyped Christmas … Continue reading

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Defending The Guilty

Brand new sitcoms these days tend to be very hit or miss.  This week we saw the pilot episode of one based around the judiciary on BBC2 entitled, Defending The Guilty. My initial impression of it was that I really … Continue reading

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The woman with a plan! ‘EILEEN’ by Ottessa Moshfegh – A REVIEW.

A sure way of knowing you’ve enjoyed a good book is when you’re sorry to have finished it, this is what has happened to me recently with the novel Eileen written by Ottessa Moshfegh! Not the best novel that I’ve ever … Continue reading

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IT’S A BIT DAFT AND COARSE, BUT BENIDORM CONTINUES TO BE A TRIUMPH! BENIDORM – A review, series 9.

About four or five years ago there were two sit-coms that I avoided a bit like the plague.  I cringed every time I saw a trailer for Mrs Brown’s Boys and I steered well clear of ever watching ITV1’s Benidorm. … Continue reading

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MAFIA WOMEN WITH TREVOR McDONALD : FASCINATING AND POIGNANT! A review, episode one.

As a follow-up to when Sir Trevor McDonald looked back at some of the lives of former members of La Cosa Nostra, here in this first part of two documentaries he now looked at some of the women in their … Continue reading

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AN INTERESTING-ISH, ETHICAL McEWAN, BUT NOT A HIGHLY ENJOYABLE ONE! ‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan: a review.

Having enjoyed Solar by renowned author Ian McEwan and then really enjoyed his spy thriller novel Sweet Tooth, I thought it was nailed on that The Children Act would be another high quality piece of work by him.  However, for … Continue reading

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LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, CHRISTMAS SPECIAL : HAVE THEY DANCED THEIR FINAL TANGO….MAYBE? – A REVIEW.

Sally Wainwright’s award winning BBC One drama Last Tango in Halifax, returned to our screens for a two-part Christmas special and overall it was a successful return without ever being a sensational one. The problem with it only being two … Continue reading

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