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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: first full trailer

Louisa Mellor Trailer 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...

TV comedy’s top 10 jargon abusers

Louisa Mellor Feature Apr 23, 2015

To celebrate the return of W1A, we salute the top 10 comedy characters who talk absolute mother-thumping rubbish…

16 foreign-language TV remakes: the hits and flops

Louisa Mellor Feature 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?

Netflix UK: 30 underappreciated TV shows worth checking out

Louisa Mellor Feature Apr 16, 2015

You've heard of Breaking Bad, Orange Is The New Black & House Of Cards, here are some lesser-known shows on Netflix UK worth a look…

Constantine renewal is 'a long shot,' says showrunner

Louisa Mellor Rob Leane News Apr 16, 2015

Constantine showrunner Daniel Cerone will pitch season 2 to NBC soon, but admits "we're a very expensive show to produce"...

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 1 spoiler-free review: The Wars To Come

Louisa Mellor Review Apr 10, 2015

Game Of Thrones feels as if it's slowly building towards an eventual climax in the impressive season 5 opener, The Wars To Come...

Introducing Tatau: BBC Three's new supernatural drama

Louisa Mellor Feature Apr 10, 2015

New BBC Three supernatural drama Tatau starts this Sunday. We spoke to its stars, Joe Layton and Theo Barklam-Biggs, about what to expect…

Tripped & Aliens: 2 new sci-fi comedy dramas coming to E4

Louisa Mellor News Apr 7, 2015

E4 prepares to welcome Aliens and Tripped to its schedules, two newly commissioned sci-fi comedy dramas…

UPDATED New UK sci-fi and fantasy shows to look out for in 2015

Louisa Mellor Feature Apr 7, 2015

Androids, magic, parallel worlds, ghostly crime, and the apocalypse. Here’s a raft of new forthcoming UK sci-fi and fantasy TV…

Marvel's Daredevil: more trailers for new superhero series

Louisa Mellor Trailer Apr 7, 2015

Two brand new trailers have arrived for Netflix's forthcoming Daredevil series, premiering on the 10th of April...

Ursula Le Guin interview: sci-fi and fantasy snobbery, adaptations & trouble-making

Louisa Mellor Interview Apr 7, 2015

We spoke to seminal US fantasy and sci-fi author Ursula Le Guin about her career, radicalism, literary influence and more…

Ursula Le Guin dramatisations and doc coming to BBC Radio 4

Louisa Mellor News Apr 6, 2015

The Left Hand Of Darkness and Earthsea are coming to BBC Radio 4, along with a documentary celebrating author Ursula Le Guin at 85...

Labyrinth: looking back at an 80s fantasy classic

Labyrinth (1986)
Louisa Mellor News Apr 4, 2015

Louisa looks back at classic 80s fantasy, Labyrinth, starring Jennifer Connelly, lots of puppets, and David Bowie in very tight trousers…

Twin Peaks doc airing on Easter Monday on BBC Radio 4

Louisa Mellor News Apr 2, 2015

Film critic Danny Leigh will be talking us through how Twin Peaks changed the TV landscape at 4pm on Monday the 6th of April...

Exclusive: Raised By Wolves episode 3 clip

Louisa Mellor Trailer Mar 30, 2015

C'mon, the babbies. Here's a new clip from tonight's episode of Channel 4's deeply funny new sitcom, Raised By Wolves...

Doctor Who: 60 things we learned from The Writer's Tale

Louisa Mellor Feature Mar 27, 2015

To end a week celebrating New Who's 10th birthday, here's a bumper list of Doctor Who titbits from Russell T Davies' The Writer's Tale...

Doctor Who: what Russell T Davies would change about Rose

Louisa Mellor Feature Mar 25, 2015

In June 2009, in brilliant Doctor Who correspondence book The Writer’s Tale, Russell T Davies reflected on series 1 opener, Rose…

10 years of new Doctor Who: what 2005 reviews made of Rose

Louisa Mellor Feature Mar 24, 2015

What did mainstream press reviews make of Rose, Doctor Who’s first episode in 16 years, when it debuted back in March 2005?

Return To Oz: looking back at an 80s fantasy classic

Louisa Mellor Feature Mar 21, 2015

Disney's Return To Oz promised something akin to The Wizard Of Oz. it was not a promise the film kept...

Neil Gaiman’s 11 geekiest cameo appearances

Louisa Mellor Feature Mar 18, 2015

Remember when Neil Gaiman played Jareth from Labyrinth and popped up a cartoon falafel? Step this way to see the author's geekiest cameos…

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