Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 5 Season 3, Ep 5
Peaky Blinders: Dangerous Season 4, Ep 4
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 4 Season 3, Ep 4
Peaky Blinders: Blackbird Season 4, Ep 3
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
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.
Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 3 Season 3, Ep 3
Peaky Blinders: Heathens Season 4, Ep 2
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy endeavours to unite his family. [more inside]
Shetland: Red Bones Season 1, Ep 0
Elderly Shetlander Mima Wilson is found murdered on the archaeological site in the grounds of her croft. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his team investigate and discover that the murder is linked to a long-simmering feud between island families, and they must apprehend the suspect before crowds descend on the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, the biggest fire festival in Europe. [more inside]
Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 2 Season 3, Ep 2
Peaky Blinders: The Noose Season 4, Ep 1
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. When he receives a mysterious letter, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger [more inside]
Detectorists: Season 3 Episode 1 Season 3, Ep 1
Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Lance's flat isn't his own, Andy's stuck with the mother-in-law. The dark cloud of a solar farm threatens the tranquillity. [more inside]
Father Brown: Season Five of Father Brown Season 5, Ep 0
The good Father returns to solve more mysteries with some new companions.
Robot Wars: Series Ten, Episode One Season 10, Ep 1
Teams of amateur robot fighting enthusiasts battle it out over a series of rounds in a huge purpose-built arena aiming to become the Robot Wars Champion. The teams this week are Donald Thump, Behemoth, Sabretooth, Apollo, Apocalypse and The Swarm. Along the way, they must dodge arena hazards, menacing house robots and the all new Fog of War. Let battle commence! [more inside]
Broadchurch: Season 1 (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Two detectives investigate the mysterious death of an eleven year old boy in a small seaside town. [more inside]
Doctor Who: Lie of the Land Season 10, Ep 8
Bill must convince the Doctor that humanity is in danger, when the world is gripped by an Orwellian mass delusion. [more inside]
Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World Season 10, Ep 7
An ‘ancient’ pyramid appears overnight. Every clock in the world begins counting down to the Earth’s destruction. Three opposing armies lie ready to annihilate each other. It’s a terrifying race against time to save the world! [more inside]
Doctor Who: Extremis Season 10, Ep 6
In the Haereticum — the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy — there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth? [more inside]
Doctor Who: Oxygen Season 10, Ep 5
"Space... the final frontier. Final because it wants to kill us. Sometimes we forget that, start taking it all for granted — the suits, the ships, the little bubbles of safety — as they protect us from the void. But the void is always waiting." - The Doctor [more inside]
Doctor Who: Knock Knock Season 10, Ep 4
Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house – so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy? The wind blows, the floorboards creak and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building – and why can’t they find any way to enter it? [more inside]
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe: 2016 Wipe Season 3, Ep 9
Charlie Brooker takes a look back at a year that started innocently with a puddle. [more inside]
Is anyone interested in talking about an Adam Curtis documentary? (In related questions: does anyone know a way for me to watch parts two and three of All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace? I am willing to pay!) I have been working my way through his catalog (which, taken all in a row, is pretty intense) and would be interested in talking about some of his movies. All Watched Over is my strongest contender, if I can find the other parts. But also The Way of All Flesh, or his film about Nick Leeson, or the Century of the Self... I'm flexible!
Still Game: Gadgets Season 7, Ep 1
Jack and Victor discover that gadgets make life anything but easier.
Blakes 7: Seek – Locate – Destroy Season 1, Ep 6
In which our intrepid seven heroes encounter the ruthless Queen of All Space, and her peeved henchman with a gun arm, Travis. Travis hates Blake, Servalan wants power, Avon wants money, Vila wants to steal something, and Blake just wants to be left alone long enough to steal to bring down the tyrannous Federation … except he leaves something important behind. [more inside]
Blakes 7: The Web Season 1, Ep 5
Aka The One With The Mud Men. The crew get new outfits, including Gan who chooses a lovely macrame vest. But one of the crew is a traitor! Who are The Lost? What's the deal with the mutant baby in a jar? And what is the secret of The Space Web that has ensnared the Liberator? And, can Blake make the ultimate decision? [more inside]
Blakes 7: Time Squad Season 1, Ep 4
The Liberator crew intersects a strange ship, and finds a group of killers from the past on board who will stop at nothing to kill Blake's Six and take over the ship. But why? And can Gan and Jenna stop them? What is Gan's dark secret? Meanwhile, in the other plot, Blake decides to become a terrorist with a fiendish plot to blow up a Federation communications outpost, but does he have the skills to avoid flesh-eating plants, the Federation's crack security forces, a super-high tech killbot? And can he, Avon and Villa trust a silent, mysterious stranger?
Blakes 7: Cygnus Alpha Season 1, Ep 3
Blake, Jenna, and Avon commandeer the alien ship, which is surprisingly easy to fly, and decide to jet off to the fearsome Cygnus Alpha, the prison planet they have just escaped being sent from to find a crew for the newly-named Liberator, but what is the fearsome mystery of Cygnus Alpha, who will survive, and what is BRIAN BLESSED shouting about? [more inside]
Blakes 7: Star Fall Season 1, Ep 2
Blake, Jenna and Vila (and some other potential members of the eponymous Seven, who may or may not make it to the end of the episode) take an all expenses paid cruise to the mysterious planet, Cygnus Alpha... and you won't believe what happens next... [more inside]
Blakes 7: The Way Back Season 1, Ep 1
Roj Blake, brainwashed by the Federation, learns of his true identity - a major resistance leader against what appears to be a corrupt society. Unbelieving at first, he is persuaded to attend a rebel's meeting illegally outside the dome... and then things get interesting. [more inside]
My Mad Fat Diary: Big Wide World Season 1, Ep 1
After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Rae Earl has to figure out how to navigate teenage social life, her mom's new relationship, and her own secrets. [more inside]
Orphan Black: Transgressive Border Crossing Season 4, Ep 2
After evading Neolution in Iceland, Sarah returns home to track down an elusive new ally.
Orphan Black: The Collapse of Nature Season 4, Ep 1
A sort of prequel episode, we learn about one clone's recent history while being introduced to a new one. [more inside]
One Child: Three part mini series Season 1, Ep 0
In this BBC / Sundance production, adopted Mei Ashley (Katie Leung) is called back to Guangzhou to meet her birth mother for the first time, and to help save the brother she never knew she had from a corrupt legal system.
Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion Season 3, Ep 0
Season/series 3 of Mr Selfridge
Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion Season 2, Ep 0
Season/series 2 discussion of Mr Selfridge
Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion Season 1, Ep 0
Season/series 1 of Mr Selfridge
River: Episode 6 Season 1, Ep 6
Everything comes together in this final episode, where River and Ira continue to follow various threads that lead to (and through) Stevie.
River: Episode 5 Season 1, Ep 5
River and Ira investigate a new murder related to Stevie's murder, which slowly shed more light on what she might have been investigating when she was killed.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Season 3, Ep 4
We've been here before - but what if this wasn't the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world's most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock coats? Welcome to Sherlock in 1895! [more inside]
Luther: Episode #4.1 Season 4, Ep 1
While on a leave of absence, Luther is suddenly dragged back into his former life in London to battle the demons of his past and to stop a cannibal serial killer. [more inside]
River: Episode 4 Season 1, Ep 4
River investigates Stevie's relationship with Haider, a worker at Cristal Kebab, and has concerns about his perception of her private life. He and Ira spend an evening working at DCI Read's home. River makes a surprising discovery about one of the people Stevie called from her secret mobile phone on the night of her death. River considers attending a group run by Rosa for people who hear voices.
River: Episode 3 Season 1, Ep 3
River clashes with his new partner Ira, who wants to disclose the discovery of Stevie's second mobile phone to their superiors. Simultaneously, he and Ira investigate the serious injury of a construction site's foreman in a suspicious workplace accident. [more inside]
River: Episode 2 Season 1, Ep 2
At Stevie’s wake, River has to deal with her estranged brother Jimmy and other family members. River is assaulted by the pregnant girlfriend of the man he had chased to his death, whose guilt he has begun to doubt.
The Last Kingdom: Remaining Episodes of The Last Kingdom Season 1, Ep 0
Uhtred son of Uhtred continues in the service of Alfred, King of Wessex, and finds himself at odds with the kingdom's Saxon and Christian customs, both which stand in the way of reclaiming his birthright. Meanwhile, the menace of the Danes looms beyond the horizon, along with the fate of England. [more inside]
River: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
Detective Inspector John River is haunted by visions of his recently murdered colleague, Detective Sergeant Jackie "Stevie" Stevenson. Starring Stellan Skarsgård and Nicola Walker. [more inside]
The Last Kingdom: Episode Four Show Only Season 1, Ep 4
To further his claim to the title of Ealdorman, Uhtred marries a wife selected for him by King Alfred, unaware of why his bride had been previously shunned by suitors. After the Danes invade and take a Wessex fortress, Alfred exchanges hostages, Uhtred among them, in another deal to bide time until he can properly deal with those who threaten the future of England.
The Last Kingdom: Episode 3 Show Only Season 1, Ep 3
Uhtred finally wins the support (nominal) of Alfred, but he soon learns that it will come at a price. The Danes make a move on Wessex which leads to a confrontation between Alfred and Ubba at the negotiation table.
A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Miles Jupp. Jeremy Hardy, Holly Walsh, Yasmine Akram and political sketch writer Michael Deacon are Miles' guests this week. [more inside]
The Last Kingdom: Episode 2 Show Only Season 1, Ep 2
Uhtred and Brida seek to report to Ubba the truth of what happened to Ragnar and Ragnar's family, and find themselves contending with a lie by the murders' perpetrators. In Wessex, King Æthelred concerns himself on how to handle the Viking menace, while his brother, Alfred considers the fate of the idea of England. Elsewhere, the Kingdom of East Anglia succumbs to the Vikings and Edmund becomes a Martyr.
Is anyone interested in trying a few News Quiz posts? [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Chocolate Season 6, Ep 9
Week Nine, and that can only mean one thing - it's the semi-finals. The pressure is on as the remaining bakers must get to grips with the one of the most difficult ingredients - chocolate. [more inside]