Tag Archives: Christopher Fairbank

Taboo, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Tom Hardy, David Hayman, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, Jessie Buckley, Stephen Graham, Richard Dixon, Leo Bill, Edward Hogg, Ruby May-Martinwood, Franka Potente, James Greaves, Michael Kelly, Jefferson Hall, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Jason Watkins, Scroobius Pip, Nicholas Woodeson, Tom Hollander, Mark Gatiss, Christopher Fairbank, Lucian Msamati, Fiona Skinner, Marina Hands, Edward Fox.

The Secret Agent, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Toby Jones, Charlie Hamblett, Vicky McClure, Marie Critchley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Raphael Acloque, Stephen Graham, Ian Hart, Tom Goodman-Hill, David Dawson, Ash Hunter, George Costigan, Pennie Downie, Selina Boyack, Philip Rosch, Christopher Fairbank, Chris Ryman.

It can only be a good thing that television is prepared at times to look back through the innumerable amount of books and novels from before the second world war, the wealth of words wrapped up in long forgotten dust sheets and only admired by students of English literature. At times, it is good that television does this, for it reminds the multitude that there is such a thing as a story without sensationalism and the need for lust to be shown at every possible moment.

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.

Dickensian, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Rae, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen, Joseph Quinn, Tom Weston-Jones, Pauline Collins, Robert Wilfort, Omid Djalili, Peter Firth, Jennifer Hennessy, Caroline Quentin, Richard Ridings, Anton Lesser, Laurel Jordan, Adrian Rawlins, Mark Stanley, Christopher Fairbank, Ned Dennehy, John Heffernan, Ben Starr, Brenock O’Connor, Bethany Muir, Phoebe Dynevor, Ellie Haddington, Richard Cordery, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, Sam Hoare, Antonia Bernath.

To understand the present, you have to know what happened before, you have to know the story of how a person got to the position in life they inhabit on the day you met them, after that their life makes sense, it has significance.

Guardians Of The Galaxy, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Haddock, Sean Gunn, Peter Serafinowicz, Christopher Fairbank, Wyatt Oleff, Gregg Henry, Stan Lee, Melia Kreiling, Alexis Denisof.

When an American summer blockbuster film uses music by the outstanding British band 10cc in its opening sequences, then surely there can be no argument that it already grabs the attention of the viewer. Graham Gouldman’s and Eric Stewart’s timeless masterpiece only enhances the power to come as the latest tale of heroism from Marvel, The Guardians of The Galaxy, comes out to capture the summer cinema audience.

Jamaica Inn, Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating *

Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew McNulty, Sean Harris, Ben Daniels, Shirley Henderson, Andrew Scarborough, Joanne Whalley, Christopher Fairbank, Matthew James Edge, Tristan Sturrock, Charles Furness, Andy Giles, Paul Bullion, Scarlett Archer, Elliot Levey, Simon Meacock, Patrick O’Kane, David Beck, Danny Miller, James Rastall, Sadie Shimmin, Rhiannon Oliver, Matthew Bearne, Carl McCrystal, Rory Mulroe, Justin Pearson, Jason Gregg.