Previously on Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond: Episode 1. Did that really just happen? Sadly, it did.Read More Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, Episode 2.
“Everything I write has a precedent of truth.” This week, the first episode of the biopic/dramatisation of Ian Fleming’s life and the genesis of the least-secret secret agent in the whole wide world, James Bond, was broadcast on BBC America and Sky Atlantic HD. Based on true events, but necessarily embellishing and inventing a few […]Read More Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, Episode 1
On January 30, 2014 the Donmar Warehouse production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus was broadcast live in cinemas around the world. One of Shakespeare’s later and lesser known plays, Coriolanus deals with a deeply flawed character at the centre of the very crux of what politics is. In a democracy, the voice of the people is […]Read More Donmar Warehouse: Coriolanus.
The series about Ian Fleming and the genesis of 007 premieres on BBC America on January 29, 2014. (Sky HD still lists it as coming out in “early 2014.”) The new trailer features an extended look at what’s to come, including not only Dominic Cooper in the title role, but Rupert Evans and Lara Pulver.Read More Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, new trailer via BBC America
Previously on Death Comes to Pemberley: Episode 2. There’s many different ways to phrase Occam’s Razor, but this one from the first series of Luther, I’ve always liked best: All things being equal, the simplest solution is the best solution. If we do believe that Wickham did not kill Captain Denny, then there must have […]Read More Death Comes to Pemberley: Episode 3.
Previously on Death Comes to Pemberley: Episode 1. Good grief! As Pemberley falls into a state of uncertainty and disarray, Darcy reverts back to his Lord of the Manor persona and drags Lizzie and Georgiana into misery on his coattails. In case you missed it, the subtext beneath Lizzie and Darcy’s (understatedly) heated arguments runs […]Read More Death Comes to Pemberley: Episode 2.
When I checked my blog stats earlier while preparing for Death Comes to Pemberley, I noticed that someone has found my blog by typing “death pemberley utter shite” into a search engine. Something like this has happened before, with By Any Means, months ago, and I was just as amused today as I was back […]Read More Death Comes to Pemberley: Episode 1.
Since my readers have recently decided that this should definitely be on the review list for this season, here you have the official trailer for Death Comes to Pemberley. The first episode (of three) will air on 26 December at 8:00pm on BBC One. Starring Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, and Jenna Coleman, […]Read More Death Comes to Pemberley: Christmas on BBC One
Previously on The Escape Artist: Episode 2. Just two weeks before David Tennant’s return to Doctor Who, we see the finale of The Escape Artist, a mini-series full of horrible surprises and gut-twisting turns — both of phrase and character. “No hard feelings” isn’t the sort of thing you get to say after you just […]Read More The Escape Artist: Part III.
Previously on The Escape Artist: Part I. The second episode of The Escape Artist is a masterpiece of thriller writing, acting, and lawyering.Read More The Escape Artist: Part II.
Starring David Tennant, Sophie Okonedo, and Toby Kebbell, The Escape Artist is anything but lightweight.Read More The Escape Artist: Part I.
Seeing as I completely missed it because I was buried in my BA thesis, have another look at the trailer for the upcoming Sky HD drama, Fleming. Starring Dominic Cooper, the series will take a good long look at the man who created James Bond — especially a “wartime encounter” with a baroness, played by […]Read More Fleming: coming to BBC America/Sky in 2014.