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New teaser trailer invites you into the world of His Dark Materials

May 18, 2019

The first teaser trailer for the forthcoming TV adaptation of His Dark Materials has been released out into the world, and we for one are excited! Set for release later in the year, the BBC and HBO co-production has amassed a sterling cast of small screen and big screen talent. Logan actress Dafne Keen has […]

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Stan original series Romper Stomper picked up by BBC Three in UK

January 22, 2018

BBC Three has recently announced that it will be picking up Stan’s original series Romper Stomper, to launch in the UK in early 2018. The deal was made through UK based distributor DCD rights, as they acquired the Roadshow Diamond production made in association with Screen Australia and Film Victoria, in order to broadcast the […]

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Interview: The Last Kingdom‘s Alexander Dreymon talks Sydney, binge watching, sex scenes and plays “What Would Uhtred Do?”

May 8, 2017

With the wonderfully violent and gritty BBC & Netflix Drama Series The Last Kingdom Season 2 heading to Blu-Ray and DVD this month, we caught up with the clever and humble Alexander Dreymon who plays the mildly enigmatic lead role and hero Uhtred in the critically acclaimed series. Alexander Dreymon has worked alongside greats Jessica Lange, Emma […]

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TV Review: In its pilot, BBC First’s The Moonstone re-invents the period drama

March 4, 2017

A diamond is a girl’s best friend, but according to The Moonstone, it’s a curse. If anything, it warns against steal any treasure, let alone a sacred one. The BBC have delivered another refreshing and breathtaking miniseries here, an adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ underrated classic, considered to be the first detective novel. The Moonstone follows […]

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David Morrissey talks The Missing Series 2; guarantees you’ll be shocked and surprised by the British crime thriller

March 1, 2017

The British are known for their high concept dramas and over the years we’ve had some great series such as Life On Mars, Whitechapel, Broadchurch and The Missing on our screens. The latter, The Missing, will be returning to BBC First Australia on Foxtel commencing Sunday 5 March for its second series. We sat down […]

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TV Review: Sherlock “The Lying Detective” Season 4 Episode 2

January 10, 2017

Last week’s episode ‘The Six Thatchers’ (Series 4 Episode 1) received some mixed reviews in the media. Some were praising, others were less positive. The Guardian’s review even resulted in co-creator and the episode’s writer Mark Gatiss rebutting their critique in verse. The episode for most felt like a step away from the format we’ve […]

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TV Review: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (USA, 2016) first season is too mad to miss

December 11, 2016

Among the landscape of the dark and ever-grim golden age of TV, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency deserves to be called nothing short of a caper. Based on the books by Douglas Adams (which I regretfully have not read) and brought to life by showrunner Max Landis, the series is a riff on the classic […]

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It’s not a game anymore… the brand new BBC Sherlock trailer has landed

December 11, 2016

If you can hear a faint screaming or wailing in the distance, don’t be alarmed, it’s just the collective sound of Cumberbabes and BBC Sherlock fans all collectively freaking out over the new trailer that has arrived for Season 4. BBC One has officially dropped the full length trailer for Series 4 of Sherlock and […]

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Stan offers a sneak peek of Sherlock‘s highly-anticipated fourth season

December 1, 2016

Today Stan Australia launched an exclusive sneak peek of Sherlock‘s highly-anticipated fourth season, offering only 15-seconds of a scene creating hype for fans. With Stan being home to the popular BBC series, Sherlock‘s fourth season will be available for streaming on January 2, 2017. It will contain three feature-length episodes. Its episode premiere (“The Six […]

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Interview: Actress Phyllis Logan Looks Back on Downton Abbey

May 2, 2016

The sun had set on Downton Abbey last week but not so when Phyllis Logan, who plays housekeeper Mrs Hughes, visited Sydney. The view of Circular Quay from her hotel suite was bathed in picturesque sunlight but Logan was kind enough to take her time away from the weather and view to talk about the […]

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TV Review: Ripper Street Season 3 (UK, 2015)

April 5, 2016

At the end of Season 2 Ripper Street was cancelled by the BBC only to be resurrected by streaming service Amazon Prime who agreed to a third season after an online campaign by the show’s loyal and dismayed fans. In Season 3 of Ripper Street we return to Whitechapel and H Division and the grimy […]

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Interview: Ripper Street star Matthew MacFadyen talks about what to expect in Season 4

March 25, 2016

When the BBC first commissioned the series Ripper Street it began as a crime drama procedural set in 1889 in Whitechapel, the infamous burrough that Jack The Ripper haunted. Investigating a range of crimes are Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew MacFadyen), Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg). After two […]

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DVD Review: Luther, Season 4 (UK, 2015)

February 27, 2016

Season 4 of Luther sees the titular British detective (Idris Elba) return for a two-part adventure that, while all too brief, does a fantastic job of picking up the ball and running with it. It’s every bit as dark, moody and drenched in grey-morality as previous seasons and the slick production values behind the series […]

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DVD Review: Sherlock “The Abominable Bride” (UK, 2016)

February 20, 2016

When the BBC brought us Sherlock in 2010 it was a fresh updated consulting detective Sherlock Holmes with his partner Dr John Watson taking on some complex mysteries and solving crimes. With Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, we were taken on a revival of some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories […]

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Broadchurch Creator Set To Take Over Doctor Who in 2018; Season 10 delayed to 2017.

January 23, 2016

Big news for fans of the long-running BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who today with the announcement that showrunner Steven Moffat will be stepping down to make way for Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. The story broke early this morning through RadioTimes, and was later confirmed by both the official Twitter account for the show and the […]

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New Doctor Who spin-off series Class to air on the BBC in 2016!

October 1, 2015

First there was Torchwood, then The Sarah Jane Adventures. Now, Doctor Who adds another element to its expansive television universe with newly announced spin-off series, Class.

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BBC celebrates 10 years of Doctor Who by releasing it on BitTorrent

April 3, 2015

March 26th marked ten years that Doctor Who returned from it’s sixteen year hiatus under the stewardship of Russell T. Davies and the show began it’s meteoric transition from cult classic to international phenomenon. Though the BBC chose not to mark the occasion with a special episode, like last year’s 50th Anniversary special, it is […]

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New BBC Drama set to tell the story of how Grand Theft Auto was born.

March 27, 2015

BBC Two is preparing a 90-minute drama that focuses on the creation of, and fallout from Grand Theft Auto, describing it as “the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park” (the story of the codebreaker who helped shorten WWII by two years). The drama is part of an initiative called BBC Make it Digital, […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who Season 8 Episode 12 “Death In Heaven” (UK, 2014)

November 12, 2014

  If you’re like me, you’re still trying to figure out whether or not you liked the Doctor Who season finale, “Death In Heaven”. Yes, arguably it was one of the stronger episodes in terms of its writing, but was it worth the amount of gravitas given to it in the week preceding? Perhaps not. Almost […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who Season 8 Episode 10 “In the Forest of the Night” (UK, 2014)

October 28, 2014

  Can you believe we’re already at the point where we’re now staring down the barrel at Peter Capaldi’s first season finale of Doctor Who? “In the Forest of the Night” is your quintessential filler episode before the final pieces of the season-long puzzle fall together. Not to say it was completely forgettable – I quite enjoyed Maebh (Abigail […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who Season 8 Episode 9 “Flatline” (UK, 2014)

October 20, 2014

If there is one thing Doctor Who has become stellar at over the years, it’s throwing a spanner into the works, just when the audience is comfortable and thinks they know what is happening. “Flatline” is that point for Season 8. While it takes the ‘Doctor Lite’ format and shows off Clara more than ever as a strong and […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who – Season 8 Episode 4 “Listen” (UK, 2014)

September 17, 2014

  …Or also known as “The One That Screwed With the Canon. Again.” Steven Moffat’s scripting of this Season 8 adventure sees our favourite Time Lord and his companion work their way through a narrative which would ultimately leave the fandom divided and talking. We all know Moffat is at the top of his game when he’s […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who – Season 8 Episode 2 “Into the Dalek” (UK, 2014)

September 1, 2014

“Clara, be my pal. Tell me: am I a good man?” – It’s the question that fans first wigged out over when the BBC first started rolling out its teasers for the eighth season of the revived Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi’s first. For long-standing fans, it’s a question we know has been plaguing our favourite Time Lord […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who – Season 8 Episode 1 “Deep Breath” (UK, 2014)

August 24, 2014

When Peter Capaldi was announced as the new Doctor – the 12th Doctor (not counting, of course, John Hurt’s brilliant turn as the War Doctor last year) – it was met with much fanfare and excitement. Not to mention YouTube clips and meems anticipating the newest Doctor to echo Capaldi’s much lauded character of Malcolm […]

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