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Wednesday, September 4 2013

‘Luther’: Idris Elba is Stellar, Again

When the crimes here are standard TV fare -- the copycat killer and the middle class vigilante -- the dramatic filler of the series, Luther’s personal life, bears undue weight.


Monday, August 5 2013

Why Peter Capaldi Will Be an Amazing Doctor Who

The announcement, surprisingly, was not a left-turn that many were expecting. Some are raising hell over his place in the canon. You know what? It's going to be really, really hard to top Capaldi.


Monday, June 17 2013

Lessons British TV Needs to Learn from US TV

British television viewers are hungry for cutting edge programs -- most only available legally in the United States. But will the BBC listen?


Tuesday, November 27 2012

Traveling without the TARDIS: The Post-‘Doctor Who’ Life of Caitlin Blackwood

Caitlin Blackwood and her television counterpart, Amelia Pond, have something in common: their lives have been forever changed by meeting the Doctor and traveling far from home.


Thursday, October 20 2011

The World’s Favourite Parlour Game: The Quite Interesting Brilliance of ‘QI’

We rarely equate television game shows with admirable life philosophies, but the BBC's QI with host Stephen Fry pulls it off by making us think as well as laugh.


Wednesday, October 5 2011

It’s a Very Complicated Thing, Time: ‘Doctor Who: Day of The Daleks’

Not only does this address the global political climate with plot lines that mirror actual events of the early '70s, it's also the first time a Doctor Who story really explored the idea of a time paradox.


Wednesday, September 28 2011

‘Diana Rigg at the BBC’: A Worthy, Albeit Partial, Tribute to a Worthy Actor

Beyond Emma Peel: A new BBC collection highlights Diana Rigg's performances in everything from sketch comedy to the plays of Henrik Ibsen.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.


Tuesday, August 2 2011

Getting ‘Spacey-Wacey’ Has Never Been Scarier—or More Fun: ‘Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1’

Looking for a cool way to spend a few hours while waiting for the Doctor to return this August? Borrow a TARDIS, see where and why Demons Run, and meet the Doctor’s wife.


Wednesday, July 27 2011

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 9

PopMatters continues its 10-day countdown of some of the high and lowpoints of the 2010 to 2011 TV season. This time up... the superlative BBC drama Being Human and the oh-so-sad, watered down SyFy version of the show.


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Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma (Reviews) [23.Mar.10]
Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus (Reviews) [22.Mar.10]
Doctor Who: The Complete Specials (Reviews) [25.Feb.10]
Robin Hood: Season 3 (Reviews) [10.Feb.10]
Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars (Reviews) [3.Feb.10]
The Brontë Collection (Reviews) [10.Dec.09]
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor (Reviews) [4.Nov.09]
Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin (Reviews) [3.Nov.09]
Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead (Channel Surfing) [26.Jul.09]
Torchwood: Children of Earth (Channel Surfing) [20.Jul.09]
A Doctor Who Christmas! In June… (Channel Surfing) [28.Jun.09]
Doctor Who: The Androids of Tara (Reviews) [15.Apr.09]
Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday (Reviews) [16.Feb.09]
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