‘King Rocker’ – Something Old, Something New: Review

King Rocker is about two larger than life characters: Robert Lloyd, lead singer of The Nightingales, and a massive statue of King Kong. Both their stories are weaved into an anarchic film that launches the rockumentary genre into the stratosphere. Stewart Lee greets us on arrival at Birmingham’s Grand Central Station, formerly New Street, with […]Read More

Is The Natural History Documentary Bubble About To Burst?

Since the release of Planet Earth II in 2016, BBC Studios have charted a course of releasing annual blue-chip (a big-budget, international production) natural history series to worldwide audiences. The BBC has labelled these releases, bar the outlying Dynasties (2018), as the ‘Planet’ series. Titans such as Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II (2017) […]Read More