Tag Archives: Barnaby Kay

Wallander: The Troubled Man. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Terrance Hardiman, Christopher Fairbank, John Lightbody, Jeany Spark, Boel Larrsson, Ann Bell, Simon Chandler, Barnaby Kay, Richard McCabe, Joe Clafin, Harry Hadden-Paton, Garrick Hagon, Nimmy Marsh, Michael Byrne, Sandra Redlaff, Colette O’ Neill, Anton Saunders, David Warner.

You can always trust Kenneth Branagh to pull one special moment out of the bag in whatever venture he is doing, time and time again the actor just seemingly, like a highly rated magician, leaves the audience gasping at the truth he wears behind the character’s mask. From his work promoting Shakespeare, through to the brilliant Shackleton and to his latest venture Wallander, Kenneth Branagh has given everything for the stage and screen.

Wallander, A Lesson In Love. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Jeany Spark, Clive Wood, Kitty Peterkin, Harry Hadden-Paton, Terrance Hardiman, Barnaby Kay, Karen Gledhill, Joe Claflin, Cecile Anckarsvard, Richard McCabe, Marie Critchley, Glenn Doherty, Hugh Mitchell, Thomas Coombes, Felicia Womack, Miranda Pleasence, John Lightbody, Boel Larsson, Ann Bell, Marlene Sidaway, Mia Goth, Robin Gott.

There is a demon that stalks all of us, it will eventually claim us all at one time or another and as it sits waiting patiently for us to succumb, the only question worth asking is what form will it take?

Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Maisie Wiliams, Davis Schofield, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Tom Stourton, Alastair Parker, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay.

It is the ripples in time, the footprints in the sand that are able to be navigated without too much effect; it is the big things, the death of someone to who history might have forgotten and passed over for ever had it not been for The Doctor coming into their lives and persuading them, quite rightly, that they have a part to play in the way that the Universe evolves.

Doctor Who: Dark Eyes 4. Audio Drama Review, Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Barnaby Kay, Beth Chalmers, Charlie Norfolk, Derek Hutchinson, Dan Starkey, Camilla Power, John Dorney, Rachael Stirling, Alex Wyndham, Blake Ritson, Nicholas Briggs, Alex MacQueen, Sorcha Cusack, Susannah Harker, David Sibley.

Arguably one of the most involved, most deliberately, and it has to be said wonderfully elaborately written endeavours undertaken by Big Finish finally comes to an end as the saga of Dark Eyes sees the Eighth incarnation battle not only the Eminence, The Master and the Daleks but also Time itself. It is a battle that sees the foreshadowing of what is to come, of the ache that will grip the Doctor as the Time War sets out to destroy all and in which the very soul of the Time Lord is challenged.

New Tricks: London Underground. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tamzin Outhwaite, Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Anthony Calf, Barnaby Kay, Nicola Stephenson, Sophie Thompson, Benjamin Whitrow, Stephen Boswell, Adele Anderson, Jarred Christmas, Robin Berry.

The River Fleet, a stretch of water so steeped in London’s history, so pivotal to the narration of the capital of England’s chronicle and past account that so many legends, myths and stories have grown up around it, even more so since it was routed underneath the city of London itself. The river became essentially a place where the dregs, the sewage and the hopefully hidden are secreted and forgotten; such is the history of London Underground.

New Tricks, Deep Swimming. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Tamzin Outhwaite, Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Anthony Calf, Barnaby Kay, Charlotte Cornwell, Patricia Potter, Clare Higgins, Ian Redford, Kika Markham, Rosie Biggs, Stuart McMilan, Amy Jayne, Laura Patch.

In arguably one of the most relevant episodes of New Tricks since the programme was devised, the UCOS team are charged with looking into the distant past and the events of a man’s death on a protest march in London in the early 1980s.

New Tricks, Bermondsey Boy. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Tamzin Outhwaite, Dennis Waterman, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Susie Blake, David Hayman, Barnaby Kay, John Macmillan, David Newman, Amy Nuttall, Tim Potter.

There is always a call for programmes to employ to show how vital the older acting community are to their profession, that not everything in life is supposed to pander to the youthful exuberant angle that on occasion, dominates television. The trouble is in days gone by that this meant being a star on the programmes such as, worthy as it is, Last of the Summer Wine or appearing as somebody’s grandmother of grandfather in the latest play for the day.