“T’inquiète pas…” the Lake Pub will soon be open again for business — Les Revenants are back! Channel 4 has confirmed that The Returned Series 2 will be back on UK screens this autumn. (Feels like a long time since we last watched it, non?) Set six months after the craptastic Series 1 cliffhanger, the … Continue reading The Returned: Series 2 Trailers
“T’inquiète pas…” is French for “be very very very afraid” Here is the TVClaw way of interacting with excellent French drama, The Returned. It’s very simple. Every time a character says “t’inquiète pas…” (“don’t worry”), take a drink. If they’re stroking someone’s hair as they say “t’inquiète pas…”, take two drinks. Pretty soon, bof! You’ll … Continue reading The Returned Drinking Game
“T’inquiète pas…” should be the cue to have everyone run screaming from the room “Don’t worry” has to be the most frequently uttered phrase in The Returned. Scared because your child/wife/brother has returned from the dead? “T’inquiète pas.” Tense because you want to know what it’s all about, how it will end, why the dead … Continue reading The Returned Finale: What Just Happened?
Now the 2014 BAFTAS are done and dusted it’s time to see who won what. As expected, Broadchurch, The IT Crowd and Ant & Dec were big winners, and Julie Walters received this year’s BAFTA Fellowship. Those Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 winners in full: Leading actor Sean Harris – Southcliffe (Channel 4) Jamie Dornan – … Continue reading BAFTAS 2014: Who Won What?
This is an entirely subjective list. It’s not claiming to be a “Best of” or “Top 10 of” 2013 television shows. Instead, it’s a list of what’s tickled our fancy over at TVClaw Towers this calendar year. So here, in no particular order, are the TVClaw Favourite TV Shows of 2013 Game of Thrones Such heartbreak, … Continue reading Favourite TV Shows Of 2013
Put down the knitting needles, step away from the herring and get your style on: The Tunnel is here. And it’s good. Scandinavian dramas have been big TV news for the last few years, with our screens packed with legions of sour-faced people hunting murderers under perpetually cloudy skies. So news that Sky and Canal+ were … Continue reading The Tunnel: Why You Should Be Watching It
What makes a television series great? Script, performances, directing, production values, of course. But don’t forget music. No series is great unless it’s also got great music. From Tony Soprano crossing from Jersey to Manhattan with the Alabama 3, through the Grange Hill fork spearing a banger, to the Wooo WOOOOOO! Woo Woo Woo Woo Woooooo… (I … Continue reading The Best Television Soundtracks
This year has been a really busy one — hence the paucity of posts from TVClaw Towers. Apologies to anyone who’s missed me. What have I enjoyed watching in the rare moments when I haven’t been working? Here’s what. And if you haven’t seen the good stuff yet, then pull up a comfy chair and get ready to … Continue reading What Have I Enjoyed Watching in 2015?
Do comebacks get any better than this? From Soldier Soldier to chart-topping pop moppet, to … where? Once one of the biggest stars — and most famous vegetarians — on British television Jerome Flynn has largely been off-screen for nearly 15 years. While his erstwhile pop partner Robson Green was carving out a high-profile career in dramas like … Continue reading Welcome Back, Jerome Flynn
Playing on the site of the word’s first incorporated charity, in London’s first public children’s playground It seems fitting that in a week when even more allegations have surfaced in the ongoing Jimmy Savile scandal, we should take a moment to consider the legacy of someone who worked tirelessly to advance the cause of deprived … Continue reading Grand Days Out: Coram’s Fields