Tag Archives: Paul Blackwell

Midsomer Murders, The Dagger Club. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Tamzin Malleson, Una Stubbs, Georgia Taylor, Ed Birch, Charlotte Cornwell, Adam Kotz, Simon Kunz, Howard Ward, James Lance, Kobna- Holdbrook-Smith, Grant Russell,, Raj Awasti, Paul Blackwell, Pamela Betsey Cooper, Anthony Farrelly, Susan Fordham, David Golt, Oona Kirsch, Liberty Mills, John Neville, Shaun Newnham, Terry Noble, Lia Williams, Timothy Watson, Allan Williams.

 

Broadchurch. Series Two, Episode Two. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Beaumont, Matthew Gravelle, Tanya Franks, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Joe Sims, Arthur Darvill, Simone McAullay, Charlotte Rampling, Eve Myles, William Andrews, Paul Blackwell, James D’Arcy, Peter De Jersey, Janet Dibley, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Simone McAullay, .

Who’s to blame when an alleged killer is liable to walk free when overwrought and built up emotions are fully bared out for public consumption? The sensible, rational and unimpaired face of judgement we sometimes are forced to wear by society’s expectation comes crashing down and in a single action, an unhindered show of emotions, a case against a killer throws everything into question.

Babylon, Television Review. Channel 4.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Brit Marling, James Nesbitt, James Robinson, Paterson Joseph, Adam Deacon, Jill Halfpenny, Mark Womack, Nicola Walker, Daniel Kaluuya, Nick Blood, Andrew Brooke, Deborah Rosan, Lee Nicholas Harris, Bertie Carvel, Lee Asquith-Coe, Navin Chowdhry, Ella Smith, Jaspal Badwell, Vic Waghorn, Paul Blackwell, Stuart Matthews, Stuart Martin, Jonny Sweet, Elena Hargreaves.

Despite Babylon opening with the type of shot that Channel Four were famous for when they first started out as a broadcaster, the kind of camera angle that would make the late Mary Whitehouse splutter and cough as if somebody had suggested she should drown her sorrows in a five day bender in Majorca, the pastiche of modern policing by Danny Boyle, Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain was at least a look through a polarised lens at the way the public see today’s Police Force.