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The War of the Worlds: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

Woking, 1905. A Martian capsule lands on Earth. When George and Amy join the curious crowd to examine it, the unleashing terror turns their lives into a nightmare. [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger on Nov 18, 2019 - 4 comments

His Dark Materials: The Spies  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

From the clutches of the Gobblers, Lyra finds help from an unlikely source, which helps her piece together more about her past and keep safe from the Magisterium.
posted by KTamas on Nov 18, 2019 - 4 comments

Dublin Murders: Episode 2  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 2

Rob continues to work on the cases despite his promise to Cassie. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 17, 2019 - 3 comments

His Dark Materials: The Spies  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

From the clutches of the Gobblers, Lyra finds help from an unlikely source, which helps her piece together more about her past and keep safe from the Magisterium.
posted by adrianhon on Nov 17, 2019 - 12 comments

Seven Worlds, One Planet: South America   Season 1, Ep 3

South America - the most species-rich continent on earth. From the volcanoes of the Andes to the world’s largest rainforest, animals here must specialise to carve out a niche. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 11, 2019 - 2 comments

His Dark Materials: The Idea of North  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 2

Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter’s help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers.
posted by KTamas on Nov 11, 2019 - 9 comments

Dublin Murders: Episode 1  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

Detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox are on the case after a young girl is found murdered in the woods on the outskirts of Dublin, Ireland. (Starz, US broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 10, 2019 - 7 comments

His Dark Materials: The Idea of North  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 2

Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter’s help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Nov 10, 2019 - 21 comments

His Dark Materials: Lyra's Jordan  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

Orphan Lyra Belacqua's world is turned upside-down by her long-absent uncle's return from the north, while the glamorous Mrs Coulter visits Jordan College with a proposition. (BBC, HBO) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 4, 2019 - 20 comments

Seven Worlds, One Planet: Asia  Season 1, Ep 2

Asia is the largest and most extreme continent on our planet, stretching from the Arctic Circle in the north to the tropical forests on the equator. The animals here face the hottest deserts, tallest jungles and highest mountains found anywhere on Earth. But the continent has not always looked like this. These extreme worlds were created when India collided with the rest of Asia 30 million years ago, shaping the continent as we know it today. Animals here have adapted to the extreme environments in almost unbelievable ways. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 4, 2019 - 3 comments

Seven Worlds, One Planet: Antarctica  Season 1, Ep 1

Antarctica - a land of survivors enduring the most hostile conditions on earth. 98 per cent of the mainland is covered by ice on which virtually nothing can live. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 4, 2019 - 0 comments

His Dark Materials: Lyra's Jordan  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

Orphan Lyra Belacqua's world is turned upside-down by her long-absent uncle's return from the north, while the glamorous Mrs Coulter visits Jordan College with a proposition. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Nov 3, 2019 - 30 comments

Defending the Guilty: Episode #1.2  Season 1, Ep 2

As Will grapples with whether to tell his girlfriend about his recent indiscretion - but he has no such dilemma when in Chambers, as Liam has already told everyone. However, his newfound notoriety does throw up a juicy opportunity from Miles, who offers him the case that everyone wants. Meanwhile, Caroline fears her prospects of becoming a Queen's Counsel are dubious, and wonders how much to let the jury know about a particularly unappealing client.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 29, 2019 - 0 comments

Defending the Guilty: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

Will Packham is an idealistic pupil barrister - or idealistic for now. His clients are at least as guilty as sin. His pupil-master Caroline thinks he is a gutless snowflake. His fellow pupils want the same job as him and would stab each other to get it. Over the course of two days, Will has to defend a would-be murderer, keep a young slam poet out of custody and fetch Caroline a range of pastries. Can Will hold onto his principles and prove he has what it takes?
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 25, 2019 - 2 comments

The ABC Murders: Hercule and the new Inspector  Season 1, Ep 1

Rupert Grint was the surprise star, here. Malkovich being stilted and precise suits the character of Poirot, but put him together with Crome, they warm up to each other in an organic and compelling way, and it's on Grint's natural talent as a supporting actor. I would watch a series based on Poirot and Crome discussing the weather, so good.
posted by Slap*Happy on Apr 22, 2019 - 3 comments

Don't Forget The Driver: First Series  Season 1, Ep 0

A coach driver and single father navigates the post-Brexit world surrounding his seaside enclave. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 16, 2019 - 2 comments

The Little Drummer Girl: Full Miniseries  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name and directed by visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie, a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz. Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. AMC [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on Jan 28, 2019 - 13 comments

Any interest in overthinking 'The Little Drummer Girl'?

This question refers specifically to the recent miniseries adaptation of the 1983 John le Carré novel of the same name. [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on Dec 19, 2018 - 5 comments

Doctor Who: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos  Season 11, Ep 10

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, a battlefield, a conflict-scarred survivor, and a deadly reckoning await the Doctor, Ryan, Yaz and Graham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 9, 2018 - 27 comments

Doctor Who: It Takes You Away  Season 11, Ep 9

"On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage - and beyond?"
posted by homunculus on Dec 2, 2018 - 66 comments

Doctor Who: The Witchfinders  Season 11, Ep 8

Arriving in 17th Century Lancashire, the TARDIS team become embroiled in a witch trial. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon on Nov 25, 2018 - 50 comments

Doctor Who: Kerblam!  Season 11, Ep 7

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy's largest retailer, Kerblam
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 18, 2018 - 55 comments

Movie: They Shall Not Grow Old

Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. [more inside]
posted by ppl on Nov 13, 2018 - 8 comments

Doctor Who: Demons of the Punjab  Season 11, Ep 6

India, 1947. The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab, as India is being torn apart. While Yaz attempts to discover her grandmother's hidden history, the Doctor discovers demons haunting the land. Who are they, and what do they want?
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 11, 2018 - 91 comments

Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum  Season 11, Ep 5

The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe’s most deadly and unusual creatures.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 4, 2018 - 63 comments

Doctor Who: Arachnids in the UK  Season 11, Ep 4

In Yorkshire, the Doctor and friends meet Yaz's family - and uncover a creepy mystery at the heart of the city. What is happening to the spiders of Sheffield?
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 28, 2018 - 67 comments

Doctor Who: Rosa  Season 11, Ep 3

Montgomery, Alabama, 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 21, 2018 - 101 comments

There She Goes - BBC4

This looks really interesting - "A young girl with a learning disability makes her way through life. " ... stars David Tennant (Doctor Who etc) and Jessica Hynes (Spaced, W1A). Anyone interested in a fanfare post for it?
posted by memebake on Oct 18, 2018 - 1 comment

Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument   Season 11, Ep 2

Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough in a hostile alien environment to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 14, 2018 - 79 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

With no-one left who believes him, Specialist Protection Officer David Budd's enquiries put him in mortal danger.< [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 18 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

Displaying increasingly irrational behaviour but determined to prove his innocence, PS David Budd is desperate to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Struggling to come to terms with the traumatic events of the last 24 hours, the home secretary's bodyguard David Budd himself falls under suspicion. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

As the terrorist threat increases, PS David Budd strives to prevent the home secretary Julia Montague from falling victim to an assassination plot. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

Home secretary Julia Montague's controversial policies make her a terrorist target and test the loyalty of specialist protection officer David Budd. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

A troubled war veteran, PS David Budd, is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 3 comments

The Children Act (2017 movie, released 2018)

Legal drama adapted by Ian McEwan from his 2014 novel, starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Ffion Whitehead. Has this had a wide enough distribution to make it worth discussion here? It's just got a limited release in the UK, and I understand it's gone straight to streaming in the USA. (IMDB, BBC)
posted by Major Clanger on Aug 25, 2018 - 1 comment

The City and the City: miniseries   Season 1, Ep 0

Two cities with a dangerous and volatile relationship. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 8, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Threads

Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 7, 2018 - 11 comments

Requiem: Matilda  Season 1, Ep 1

Cellist Matilda Grey finds a box at her mother's house containing press cuttings regarding the disappearance of a little girl, Carys Howell, twenty-four years earlier in the Welsh village of Penllynith. Accompanied by her friend Hal Fine she travels to the village to unravel the threads of her past. [more inside]
posted by chappell, ambrose on Feb 13, 2018 - 3 comments

McMafia: Episode Two  Season 1, Ep 2

Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 3, 2018 - 1 comment

McMafia: Episode One  Season 1, Ep 1

Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time  Season 10, Ep 13

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 25, 2017 - 77 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Company   Season 4, Ep 6

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 20, 2017 - 2 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 6  Season 3, Ep 6

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 13, 2017 - 16 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Duel  Season 4, Ep 5

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 13, 2017 - 4 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 5  Season 3, Ep 5

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 6, 2017 - 4 comments

Peaky Blinders: Dangerous   Season 4, Ep 4

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 6, 2017 - 3 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 4  Season 3, Ep 4

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 29, 2017 - 3 comments

Peaky Blinders: Blackbird  Season 4, Ep 3

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 29, 2017 - 2 comments

Shetland: Raven Black, Part 1  Season 2, Ep 1

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate the murder of a teenage girl whose body was found on a secluded beach, a case that shares several similarities with the unsolved disappearance of a girl named Catriona 19 years previously. Brian Cox guest stars as Magnus Bain, a person of interest in both cases.
posted by infinitewindow on Nov 26, 2017 - 0 comments

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