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Interview: Jessie Burton on bringing her beloved novel to the small screen in The Miniaturist

January 24, 2018

The Miniaturist became a worldwide bestseller upon its release in 2014. It tells the story of 18 year old Nella Oortman, who comes to Amsterdam as the wife of Johannes Brandt, a wealthy merchant in the employ of the Dutch East India Company. But as Johannes seems increasingly disinterested in being a husband, and his […]

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What we learned from the first two episodes of Top of the Lake: China Girl

August 20, 2017

Tonight sees the first episode of Top of the Lake: China Girl premiere on Foxtel’s BBC First. It is the follow up to Jane Campion’s 2013 series Top of the Lake and we were lucky enough to attend the world premiere earlier this month in Sydney to watch episodes 1 and 2. The new season sees Elisabeth Moss […]

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David Morrissey on The Governor vs Negan, The Walking Dead and playing polarising characters (EXCLUSIVE)

March 5, 2017

We had the opportunity to meet and chat with actor David Morrissey, the first part of our interview discussing his new series The Missing. However most Australian and American audiences would be more familiar with Morrissey as The Governor in The Walking Dead or going back even earlier in the musical comedy Blackpool. We couldn’t […]

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Five things we learned from the BBC First crime series Rillington Place

February 20, 2017

Rillington Place is a grim, biological crime drama about one of the UK’s most prolific serial killers of the 20th century and a gross miscarriage of justice. Here are five things we learned from this series, which is currently airing on BBC First. 1. Samantha Morton is a brilliant actress. Some readers will be familiar […]

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Review: BBC First’s Brief Encounters is some seriously addictive TV (Season 1, Episode 1)

September 16, 2016

The 80’s was such a fascinating time in history. I don’t think there are many shows set in the 80’s that I don’t end up loving or at least find myself mildly interested in. Video cameras the size of a small dog, TVs that produced great picture and sound as long as you gave them […]

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Five Reasons you need to watch The A Word on BBC First

August 30, 2016

The A Word is an important BBC program that is based on an Israeli TV drama called Yellow Peppers. It is a show that focuses on a very real (read: dysfunctional) family as they try and cope with a five-year-old son who is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. The Iris watched the first […]

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TV Review: Thirteen (UK, 2016)

July 30, 2016

What is the first thing you would do after being trapped underground for thirteen years? This is the question that BBC First’s mini-series Thirteen tries to answer. When affordable Pay TV and access to streaming digital content is easier than ever, we demand quality. Where more and more drama and comedy series seem to bring […]

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TV Review: Ripper Street Season 4 (UK, 2016)

May 16, 2016

British period crime drama series Ripper Street has had a bit of a rickety ride. The show was cancelled after 2 seasons only to be resurrected by Amazon Prime (with a little help from the BBC) for a third series. Which was then extended to a fourth and fifth, only for the fifth to then […]

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