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Toast Of London: the funniest UK sitcom nobody's watching

Rob Smedley Feature Nov 7, 2014

Should you be watching Matt Berry comedy show Toast Of London on Channel 4? In the words of Stephen Toast... Yes!

The jarring nostalgia of kids' TV reboots

Rob Smedley Feature Jun 23, 2014

How likely is the current crop of kids' TV reboots, from Danger Mouse to The Clangers, Morph and more, to harm your childhood memories?

iPlay-Ha! Examining BBC iPlayer's Comedy Shorts

Rob Smedley Feature Jun 5, 2014

Rob casts his eye over the BBC's collection of iPlayer comedy shorts, feat. Bob Mortimer, Reece Shearsmith, Morgana Robinson and more...

In The Flesh series 2 interview: Emily Bevan and Emmett Scanlan

Rob Smedley Interview May 1, 2014

Rob chats to In The Flesh's Amy and newcomer Simon about series 2, otherness, belief and zombies with layers...

In The Flesh series 2 interview: Luke Newberry and Wunmi Mosaku

Rob Smedley Interview Apr 30, 2014

As series 2 of In The Flesh approaches, Rob chats to its star Luke Newberry and newcomer Wunmi Mosaku...

In The Flesh series 2 interview: Harriet Cains

Rob Smedley Interview Apr 29, 2014

Rob chats to In The Flesh's Jem Walker about series 2, the fan response, PTSD and Gareth the gun...

Dominic Mitchell interview: In The Flesh series 2 & series 3

Rob Smedley Interview Apr 28, 2014

Rob chats to In The Flesh's talented creator, Dominic Mitchell, about series 2, Roarton, Rotters and more...

Mystery DVD Club: The Statement

Rob Smedley Feature Mar 20, 2014

Tilda Swinton and Michael Caine in a film you've never heard of? That can't be a good sign...

Fleming episode 4 review

Rob Smedley Review Mar 5, 2014

Fleming fizzles out, leaving its audience none the wiser about the creator of James Bond. Here's Rob's review of the finale...

Fleming episode 3 review

Rob Smedley Review Feb 26, 2014

Is Fleming only a pale Bond imitation? Here's Rob's review of part three...

Fleming episode 2 review

Rob Smedley Review Feb 19, 2014

Rob struggles to see the Bond creator as a hero in this week's tricky episode of Fleming...

Fleming episode 1 review

Rob Smedley Review Feb 12, 2014

Sky's glossy four-part Ian Fleming biopic is a sexy affair. Here's Rob's review of episode one...

Stephen Dillane on The Tunnel and Game Of Thrones

Rob Smedley Interview Jan 13, 2014

We chat to Stephen Dillane about playing Game Of Thrones' Stannis Baratheon and The Tunnel's Karl Roebuck...

Moonfleet part 2 review

Rob Smedley Review Dec 29, 2013

Despite impressive set pieces, Moonfleet's concluding chapter fails to make much impact...

Moonfleet part 1 review

Rob Smedley Review Dec 28, 2013

Moonfleet, Sky One's adventure two-parter starring Ray Winstone, gets off to a rip-roaring start...

Yonderland episodes 1 and 2 review: The Chosen Mum & Wizard Bradley

Rob Smedley Review Nov 11, 2013

Rob checks out the first two episodes of the joyously amusing Yonderland, which might be Sky Comedy's best yet...

Unpacking the Superman 75th anniversary short

Rob Smedley Feature Oct 17, 2013

Rob unpacks Zack Snyder and Bruce Timm's wonderful Superman 75th anniversary animated short to see the bizarre highlights that lie within...

Surviving the UK geek TV drought

Rob Smedley Feature Aug 5, 2013

With Being Human gone, Misfits bowing out, and a year to wait for Doctor Who series 8, Rob helps us navigate the UK geek TV drought...

The 80s cartoons we need to preserve for future generations

Rob Smedley Feature Jul 23, 2013

Forget the rainforests, Rob says, we need to preserve the endangered species of slightly rubbish 80s Saturday morning cartoons...

A history of the TV detective in 10 coats

Rob Smedley Feature Jul 2, 2013

Rob traces the evolution of the TV detective via their choice of outerwear. Enter macs, leather jackets, and posh flappy numbers...

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