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The Musketeers: Prisoners Of War. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Alexandra Dowling, Ryan Gage, Tamla Kari, Matthew McNulty, Luke Pasqualino, Hugo Speer, Maimie McCoy, Robert Glenister, Alvaro Ramos, Matt Stokoe, Andre Flynn, Tim McCall, Thalissa Teixeira, Leah Haile, Tom Morely.

The Musketeers: Trial And Punishment. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Luke Pasqualino, Alexandra Dowling, Ryan Gage, Tamla Kari, Hugo Speer, Maimie McCoy, Marc Warren, Phil Rowson, Peter Sullivan, Alex Giannini, Charlotte Salt.

When the world turns on a single fateful decision to topple a King, the fall out is never going to be pretty, the lives that become embroiled in the plot, whether they know about it or not, are going to change, perhaps even ruined and the ultimate measure in Trial and Punishment is set, the pawns and the people placed in it all will feel the wrath of the King.

The Musketeers, The Accused. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Alexandra Dowling, Luke Pasqualino, Ryan Gage, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Hugo Speer, Marc Warren, Phil Rowson, Charlotte Salt, Ed Stoppard, Marianne Oldham, Hara Yannas.

The end game is almost upon the faithful Musketeers. The Queen stands charged with treason and treachery, Aramis is deeply involved in a scandal that could bring civil war to France and Athos has started to see the deceitful Milady De Winter in a different light once more, the combination of all these chemical, potentially nuclear like explosive elements are enough to place the future of the country into unheralded jeopardy on the scale of Agincourt.

The Musketeers: The Prodigal Father. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Alexandra Dowling, Ryan Gage, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Luke Pasqualino, Hugh Speer, Marc Warren, Phoebe Dynevor, Ellie Bamber, Liam Cunningham, Emma Hamilton, Ed Stoppard, Ben Addis, Amanda Wass.

It’s hard enough on the soul when we find out what our friends are like when they turn against us, what it does to the fragile nature of inner peace when we find out what are parents are capable of, especially if like Porthos, one of them has been conveniently missing for the whole of your life, is an emotional response that you might not wish upon a sworn enemy.

The Musketeers: A Marriage Of Inconvenience. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Luke Pasqualino, Alexandra Dowling, Ryan Gage, Maimie McCoy, Tamla Kari, Marc Warren, Hugo Speer, Perdita Weeks, Nicholas Blane, Laurence Kennedy, Charlotte Salt, Bo Poraj, Andrew Westfield, Ed Stoppard, James Joyce, Tony Guilfoyle.

It seems funny in some ways that there is so much made of the destabilising forces that seek to infiltrate the countries of the world and the modern techniques used in the world of espionage and spying, that people forget just how long spying has been used as a precursor to war, whether on a nation or on a person, spying is always the name of the game.

The Musketeers, The Return. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Luke Pasqualino, Hugo Speer, Maimie McCoy, Linzie Cocker, Steve Evets, Alan Rothwell, Barney White, Miles Anderson, Marianne Oldham.

As history has proved time and time again, when the Musketeers are in a fight, it is all for one and one for all. Thankfully in the modern retelling of the classic story and arguably the best in over a hundred and ten years of film and television portrayals, it’s not every episode that has the clichéd signal of derring-do attached to it, the near fatalistic but ultimately triumphant cheer of the Musketeer’s motto shouted across the television as if the viewer would ever forget.

The Musketeers, An Ordinary Man. Series Two, Episode Two, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Luke Pasqualino, Ryan Gage, Alexandra Dowling, Marc Warren, Hugo Speer, Maimie McCoy, Tamla Kari, Christopher Fulford, Micah Balfour, Stuart Bowman, Robin Browne, Will Keen, Brian McCardie, Mark Penfold, Brian Pettifer, Charlotte Reid, Oliver Rix, Chris Ryman, Charlotte Salt, Anton Saunders, Antonia Thomas.

The Musketeers: Musketeers Don’t Die Easily. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Peter Capaldi, Howard Charles, Maimie McCoy, Luke Pasqualino, Sean Pertwee, Alexandra Dowling, Ryan Gage, Tamla Kari, Hugo Speer, Roger Ringrose, Charlotte Hope, Holly Earl, Bo Poraj, Virginia Fiol, Matt Slack.

The Musketeers has become one of those programmes in which to simply ignore it is just not good manners! The squeal of adventure thunders in on every episode and in this final chapter of the series, Musketeers Don’t Die Easily, many traps are laid, various deceptions are deployed by the writer and even if for one brief moment the pace of the action was going to be enhanced by the sound of someone whistling Ennio Morricone’s epic score to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, the story was one that saw the whole creation of this adaptation be seen for what it is, just terrific!

The Musketeers: Knight Takes Queen, Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 71/2/10

Cast:  Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Peter Capaldi, Luke Pasqualino, Howard Charles, Ryan Gage, Maimie McCoy, Hugo Speer, Alexandra Dowling, Charlotte Hope, Roger Ringrose, Sarah Belcher, Alice Patten, Gabrielle Reidy, Peter-Hugo Daly, Robert Krejcik, Miroslav Navrati, Leigh Jones, Filip Nespor.

The question may well have been asked, “Who will rid me of this troublesome barren queen?”  The penultimate episode of the B.B.C. Series, The Musketeers, sees the four heroic French swordsmen protect Queen Anne from the drunken amorous ravings of her husband who states that she must be murdered so that he is free to marry another woman.

The Musketeers: The Challenge. Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8/10

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Luke Pasqualini, Peter Capaldi, Zoe Tapper, Howard Charles, Ryan Gage, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Hugo Speer, Vinnie Jones, John Lightbody, Perry Fitzpatrick, Bo Poraj, Christos Tolera, Richard Symes, Simon Meacock, Giles Taylor.

Just how does the best swordsman not in active service in France become a member of the elite guards known as The Musketeers? Help from friends, patronage from a great lady, luck, skill, taking on Vinnie Jones in a sword fight that on paper would surely have had footballers of a previous generation checking more than their equipment at the sight of one of the hard men of the game brandishing a weapon.