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Monday 20 May 2024
20/05/2024

Television

Boxing Clever – Midnight Mass

I’m a pretty big Stephen King fan, and like all pretty big Stephen King fans I’m painfully aware that his books have a patchy record when it comes to transferring to film and TV. For every Shawshank Redemption there’s a Dreamcatcher and a Cell. For every Green Mile there’s a Firestarter and a Dark Tower. …

That’s Livin’ Alright

If you’d dropped me, blindfolded into the basement bar at Newcastle City Hall on Saturday night and asked me to guess the evening’s on stage attraction, I reckon I would have got it within 30 seconds. Standing in the ridiculous queue, weighing up the longevity benefits of a two-pinter versus the inevitable —  and even …

Culture digest

RIP Supergran The actress who blazed a trail for grandmothers everywhere has passed away. For people of a certain age (those of us who watched children’s telly in the 80s), Gudrun Ure was an absolute legend. The Scottish star of the Emmy Award-winning series, which followed the adventures of a super-powered, superhero pensioner, died this …

Veteran actors give students some pointers

North East acting stars have been offering inspiration and advice to aspiring performers at the University of Sunderland. A series of special events have given students studying Screen Performance the chance to interrogate Jimmy Nail, Robson Green and Melanie Hill, whose collective CVs are peppered with TV classics such as Coronation Street, Soldier, Soldier, Spender, …

Boxing Clever – Modern Family

Over the course of our children’s lives a number of ‘go to’ options have developed in our family; staple items that are guaranteed to deliver without the need for a referee or a committee. Need to knock up a quick tea? Defrost a pot of my wife’s homemade pasta sauce. Looking for an activity everyone …

Boxing Clever – Happy Valley

On May 12 the 70th BAFTA Television Awards Ceremony will take place, and Happy Valley could cement its position as one of the greatest shows ever produced in Britain by becoming the first to win the coveted Best Drama award for the third time. If it does win, it will be a richly deserved success …

Return of The Red King?

The Red King may have only just hit our screens, but a second series is already at the top of writer Toby Whithouse’s to-do list. Well, nearly at the top, once he’s finished reviving Bergerac for UKTV. In a week where it was confirmed that iconic ITV detective, Vera will be hanging up her hat …

Boxing Clever – Fallout

Amazon Prime’s latest big budget TV show Fallout is the adaptation of a long-running and much loved series of video games that are set in a version of the United States that has been pretty much eviscerated by nuclear war. Like several of the games, the narrative starts before the bombs drop, in a version …

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