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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.


Friday, July 19 2013

Camera Obscura + Belle and Sebastian - 11-12 July 2013

Two of Glasgow's finest bands tour the U.S.


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?


Monday, March 25 2013

CHVRCHES: Recover EP

The Knife's peculiar brand of steely synthpop finds a new champion in Glasgow's CHVRCHES.


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, 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 23 2011

‘NEDS’: Tough choices in ‘70s Glasgow

NEDS is the very antithesis of the well-made film exemplified by 2011 BAFTA winner The King's Speech, favoring energy and impact over easily digested storytelling.


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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