Tag Archives: Mark Bonnar

Porridge. Series One (2017). Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Kevin Bishop, Mark Bonnar, Pippa Haywood, Dominic Coleman, Dave Hill, Harman Singh, Jason Barnett, Ricky Grover, Harry Peacock, Moyo Akande, Amina Zia, Rory Gallagher, John Marquez.

You can be spoiled in life, the little things, the small moments of brilliance can seem so monumental that they, in most people’s eyes, cannot be seen to be bettered, not even equalled and it is a shame because the monumental should be inspiring; it should be a light that shines, not to intimidate, but to at least emulate, to carry on the noble tradition of something worthwhile.

Apple Tree Yard, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, Mark Bonnar, Susan Lynch, Olivia Vinall, Stephen Elder, Jack Hamilton, Syreeta Kumar, Assad Zaman, Kezia Burrows, Steffan Rhodri, Adeel Akhtar, Rhashan Stone, Lydia Leonard, Nick Sampson, Frances Tomelty, Laure Stockley, Sebastian Armesto, Denise Gough, Adrian Lukis.

The problem with putting on a drama on the television, no matter how well intentioned, is that in some respects the pace of the script feels disjointed, it can either be too fast and therefore lose the viewer’s attention by being overly complicated or too slow and then being the type of programme in which the person enduring the ongoing situation is forced to believe that many of the scenes or characters could have been cut or not bothered with at all.

Doctor Who: The Labyrinth Of Buda Castle. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Kate Bracen, Mark Bonnar, Peter Barrett, John Dorney, Anjella Mackintosh.

The key is information, how we translate the data supplied is down to the individual and how it is acted upon could arguably seen as a form of control. Information and secrets, the ingredients to winning a war, without either in your arsenal the battle is surely lost and as the Doctor prepares to fight a foe who makes much of how information is gathered, then the web he finds himself in under the foundations of Buda’s grand castle is enough to bite deep into the resolve of unravelling the facts of The Labyrinth Of Buda Castle.

Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 1, The Satanic Mill. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan, Mark Bonnar, Matthew Cottle, Ewan Bailey.

And did those feet in ancient times…take on all the evil and trickery thrown at humanity and try to save the people of Earth or did they run? The Doctor never runs unless he has to, unless there is a specific reason and as he enters the end game against the terrifying Timelord known as The Eleven, the thought of running would not have been held against him or his two companions Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair; for in the darkness of The Satanic Mill no light truly shines in hope.

Doctor Who: Doctor Who: Doom Coalition. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan, Mark Bonnar, John Woodville, Esther Hall, Harry Myers, Gunnar Cauthery, Lizzie Mounter, Ewan Bailey, John Banks.

The trouble with time travel for the novice is that it can lead to the most peculiar syndrome of just aimlessly walking about and staring at things as if they had come from another planet, let alone another period in time.

Doctor Who: Doom Coalition, The Eleven. Audio Drama Review. Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Mark Bonnar, Robert Bathhurst, Caroline Langrishe, Bethan Walker, Ramon Tikaram, John Banks, Sylvester McCoy.

Everybody is susceptible to the crowded thoughts that linger in the mind, after all the brain is a curious mystery, an enigma that is hard enough for one soul to carry across their natural lifespan, let alone a being to whom eleven would be enough to drive even the very best of us completely and utterly mad.

The Avengers Lost Episodes Volume 4: Hunt The Man Down. Audio Drama Review, Big Finish.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Anthony Howell, Julian Wadham, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Tim Treloar, Elizabeth Morton, Mark Bonnar, Robbie Stevens.

Prison is not a place where the unknown stays hidden for long and yet for Frank Preston, serving Time for the stealing £100,000 pounds, the exact location of his ill-gotten gains has remained a complete mystery to everybody but him.

Midsomer Murders: A Vintage Murder. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Tamzin Malleson, Sabrina Bartlett, Max Bennett, Claire Bloom, Mark Bonnar, Rosie Cavaliero, Wayne Foskett, Ruth Gemmell, Selina Griffiths, Tom Rhys Harries, Jaye Jacobs, Naoki Mori, Lloyd Owen.

There seems to be a fascination with the art of British wine making and the artistry of sensational jealous murder, it’s almost as if wine brings out the worst in those with evil nefarious intent and there is a subtle unsaid notion that the more natural drinks of the islands just leave you worse for wear, that there is no jealousy over a 40 year old Balvenie Malt apart from who gets the last amber drop.

Shetland: Dead Water. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Douglas Henshall, Steven Robertson, Alison O’ Donnell, Mark Bonnar, Julie Graham, Alex Norton, Clive Russell, Nina Sosanya, Leanne Best, Marnie Baxter, Steven Cree, Anne Kidd, Kari Corbett, David Hayman, Erin Armstrong, Stewart Porter, Gerda Stevens.

Shetland: Raven Black. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Douglas Henshall, Brian Cox, Mark Bonnar, Alison O’Donnell, Stewart Porter, Sophie Carr-Gomm, Chris Reilly, Erin Armstrong, Rebecca Benson, Finn Den Hertog, Anthony Flanagan, Julie Graham,  Steven Robertson, Gowan Calder, Francis Grey, Tunji Kasim, Cara Kelly, Anne Kidd, Freya Monk, Jana Reinermann, Matthew Zajac,

There is perhaps no place more remote in the U.K. than the Shetland Isles, the bleakness of the landscape betraying the cold that sits just below the surface of an island race who are closer perhaps in spirit to their old Nordic heritage than that of Scotland who has been their de facto Government since the 16th Century.