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Gunpowder. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Liv Tyler, Mark Gatiss, Shaun Dooley, Tom Cullen, Edward Holcroft, Robert Emms, Derek Riddell, Pedro Casablanc, David Bamber, Daniel West, Luke Neal, Luke Broughton, Philip Hill-Pearson, Richard Glover, Hugh Alexander, Simon Kunz, Fergus O’ Donnell,  Thom Ashley, Sian Webber, Kate Wood,  Sean Rigby, Beatrice Comins, Martin Lindley, Kevin Eldon, Robert Gwylim.

The Game, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Tom Hughes, Jonathan Aris, Brian Cox, Victoria Hamilton, Shaun Dooley, Paul Ritter, Chloe Pirrie, Rachel Stirling, Zana Marjanovic, Yevgeni Sitokhin, Judy Parfitt, Marcel Lures, Tim Bentinck, Gemma Chan, Jay Simpson, Anton Lesser, Craig Conway, Scott Handy, Richard McCabe, Alistair Petrie, Steven Mackintosh.

 

Broadchurch, Television Review. Series Two, Episode Eight.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, James D’Arcy, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Tanya Franks, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Shaun Dooley, Eliza Bennett, Lucy Cohu, Simone McAullay, Joe Sims, Charlotte Beaumont, Adam Wilson, Tom Rosenthal, Hollie Burgess, Lucas Hare.

It should never have been in any doubt that there would be a third series of Broadchurch commissioned, such a programme cannot be dismissed so easily with just two series underneath its belt and yet as the Not Guilty verdict came tumbling off the tongue of the Chairperson, there must have been an inkling that the original case was far from over.

Broadchurch: Series Two, Episode Seven. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, James D’Arcy, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Franks, Tanya Bailey, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Lucy Cohu, Shaun Dooley, Adam Wilson, Simone McAullay, Joe Simms, Tom Rosenthal, Hollie Burgess, Lucas Hare.

The penultimate episode of a long running drama is just as important as the bitter conclusion. The viewer has had the set up in the initial opening episode and stayed the course, but if the penultimate instalment doesn’t leave the viewer hanging on the edge of the chair, shouting in frustration, even if they know that answers are never that easy, then all is lost and time and tide wash away the burgeoning expectation and the final reveal is taken away.

Broadchurch, Television Review. Series Two, Episode Six.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, Charlotte Beaumont, Lucy Cohu, Joe Sims, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Tanya Franks, Simone McAullay, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Charlotte Rampling, Meera Syal, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Adam Wilson, Shaun Dooley, Amanda Drew, Eliza Bennett, Hollie Burgess.

At some point the healing process has to begin, it must be seen to mend and restore; however before it does, like a scab that you cannot help but pick at, the blood-letting must continue and at times it may feel like the hurting will never stop.

Broadchurch. Series Two, Episode Five. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Pauline Quirke, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, James D’Arcy, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Tanya Franks, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Shaun Dooley, Joe Sims, Adam Wilson, Simone McAullay.

 

As is often pointed out in the national press via informed publications that deals with criminal statistics, offences can often be linked together, the perpetrator of one such misdeed is often responsible for others. Why should the town of Broadchurch, tearing itself apart at the seams with claim and counterclaim, be any different?

Broadchurch, Television Review. Series Two, Episode Four.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, James D’Arcy, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Tanya Franks, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Shaun Dooley, Amanda Drew, Joe Simms, Adam Wilson, Lucy Cohu, Thusitha Jayasundera, Hannah Rae, Hollie Burgess, Brendan Murphy, Lucas Hare.

 

The writer of Broadchurch must love playing with audience’s minds so much that he seems to take them to the point of one explainable and rational theory, before offering a certain line or screen shot which might go unnoticed in the melee of damnation and finger pointing, and a new line of though runs through the head and screams, “What about me?”

Our World War: War Machine. Television Review.

Cast: Gerard Kearns, Luke Norris, Shaun Dooley, Danny Walters, Chris Reilly, Anna Bolton, John Hollingworth, Niall McNamee, Ryan Kiggell, James Wilson, Kyle Evans, Sholto Morgan.

The final episode in Joe Barton’s utterly compelling and extremely well observed series, Our World War, looked at the final days of the war and the comradeship forged in the newly formed Tank Company but also the grief and feeling of helplessness and desolation in those that were left behind and who to face up to the news from the front lines.

The White Queen, Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Max Irons, James Frain, Aneurin Barnard, Faye Marsey, Amanda Hale, Janet McTeer, Rupert Graves, Caroline Goodall, David Oakes, Eleanor Tomlinson, Juliet Aubrey, Sonny Ashbourne, Pixie Davies, Veerle Baetens, Joey Batey, Michael Marcus, Tom McKay, Francis Tomelty, Michael Maloney, Ben Lamb, Shaun Dooley,  Hugh Mitchell, Robert Pugh, Arthur Darvill.

As television blockbuster’s go, The White Queen has followed on the satisfying trend set by The Tudors to bring sections of history back to life and into the public consciousness.

Great Expectations (2011), Television Review.

Originally published by L.S. Media. January 5th 2012.

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Gillian Anderson, David Suchet, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone, Shaun Dooley, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Addy, Jack Roth, Vanessa Kirby, Harry Lloyd, Tom Burke, Oscar Kennedy. Izzy Meikle-Small.

One of the big shows for the B.B.C. this Christmas period has to have been the latest big budget version of Great Expectations. An all-star cast, one of the biggest for a television series for a while on the channel, was greatly added to by newcomers Oscar Kennedy as the young Pip, Izzy Meikle-Small as the young misguided and manipulated Estella and a towering performance by Douglas Booth as the elder Pip.