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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Season Finale Review

Louisa Mellor News Jun 29, 2015

Strange & Norrell closes with a terrific finale. Are we likely to see anything as imaginative and accomplished as it again soon? Unlikely…

Patrick Macnee: 1922-2015

Louisa Mellor News Jun 26, 2015

British actor Patrick Macnee, best known for his long-running role as The Avengers’ John Steed, has died at the age of 93.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: How Is Lady Pole? Review

Louisa Mellor Review Jun 20, 2015

How is Lady Pole? Short answer: not great. Fortunately, the show she’s in continues to be brilliant…

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Friends Of English Magic Review

Louisa Mellor Review Jun 13, 2015

BBC One fantasy drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a marvel, from its cast to its magnificent world-building…

Humans: Colin Morgan and Gemma Chan interview

Louisa Mellor Interview Jun 12, 2015

We chatted to the stars of Channel 4 and AMC’s forthcoming sci-fi drama, Humans, set in a world where Synths are the latest gadget…

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: All The Mirrors Of The World Review

Louisa Mellor News Jun 8, 2015

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell continues to be a rare treat of a TV drama; great characters, great performances, great storytelling...

Michelle Gomez Interview: Comedy, Doctor Who

Louisa Mellor Interview Jun 5, 2015

We interview Michelle Gomez about slapstick, stand-up, Steven Moffat, playing Doctor Who's Missy, and her new web series...

Game of Thrones Season 5: How Hardhome Sets Up the Finale

Louisa Mellor Feature Jun 3, 2015

This week’s Game of Thrones episode gave us a thrilling taste of what to expect when the show finally comes to a conclusion…

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Education Of A Magician Review

Louisa Mellor News Jun 1, 2015

The Education Of A Magician is a fulcrum episode of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, on which the tone of the whole thing turns...

Bryan Fuller Interview: Hannibal season 3, Red Dragon, American Gods

Louisa Mellor Interview May 29, 2015

As Hannibal season 3 arrives, we chat to showrunner Bryan Fuller about origin stories, Francis Dolarhyde, David Bowie & more…

Exclusive: Bryan Fuller on American Gods casting

Louisa Mellor News May 28, 2015

Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller updates us on the progress of his and Michael Green’s Neil Gaiman adaptation, American Gods…

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Fantasy and Childishness

Louisa Mellor Feature May 28, 2015

The BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell isn't a silly, childish, Harry Potter rip-off. So why do people keep saying it is?

Wayward Pines: 8 reasons you might want to tune in

Louisa Mellor The Lists May 14, 2015

New mystery thriller Wayward Pines feat. Matt Dillon arrives today on Fox. Here are a few reasons you might want to watch it...

Ripper Street: renewed by Amazon for series 4 and 5

Louisa Mellor News May 13, 2015

Ripper Street series 4 and 5 are coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video, in a coup for fans of the period detective drama...

Louise O’Neill interview: Only Ever Yours

Louisa Mellor Interview May 12, 2015

Louise O’Neill’s award-winning feminist sci-fi YA novel, Only Ever Yours, skewers the beauty myth with disturbing precision…

Doctor Who: Jenna Coleman explains series 9 change of heart

Louisa Mellor Rob Leane News May 5, 2015

Jenna Coleman first intended to leave Doctor Who in the series 8 finale, here's what she has to say about the fact that she stayed...

Daredevil: Steven DeKnight on taking over for Drew Goddard, Easter Eggs

Louisa Mellor News May 1, 2015

The Daredevil season 1 showrunner has been chatting about inheriting the show from Drew Goddard, Easter Eggs and more...

Game Of Thrones season 5: Sons Of The Harpy Trailer

Louisa Mellor Trailer Apr 28, 2015

See a glimpse of the Sand Snakes in this teaser trailer for next week's Game Of Thrones episode, Sons Of The Harpy...

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: First Full Trailer

Louisa Mellor News Apr 27, 2015

BBC fantasy Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is already set to be our drama of the year. See the first full trailer here to find out why...

16 foreign-language TV remakes: the hits and flops

Louisa Mellor The Lists Apr 22, 2015

The German IT Crowd, Colombian Breaking Bad, Indian 24… which foreign-language remakes of UK and US shows worked and which didn’t?