Tags : BBC

Top TV of the Decade: Fleabag

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! In our 15th and final feature, James Nash explores why Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag is his show of the year, the decade, and the century. What more could possibly be said about the series that took the world by storm earlier this year? Yes, Fleabag is extraordinary. It’s […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: Happy Valley

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! TV Editor James Nash dives into the hit BBC One crime-drama, Happy Valley… Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley is not just bleak – it’s violently bleak. Both series of the hit BBC One drama never shied away from the brutality of the crimes committed, or the psychological effect […]Read More

TV Review: Killing Eve Series 2 (Spoiler Free)

She’s bad. She’s back. She’s Villanelle. Bursting back onto our screens on Saturday evening, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer have reprised their roles to deliver us another stellar series of BBC America’s Killing Eve. It’s been two years since we last saw psychopathic assassin, Villanelle (Jodie Comer), take British intelligence detective, Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) […]Read More

TV News: Gavin and Stacey to return for Christmas special

It’s official – Gavin and Stacey are back. James Corden (Smithy, co-creator) dropped the bombshell on Twitter this morning, revealing that he and Ruth Jones (Nessa, co-creator) had joined forces once again to return to Barry and Billericay ten years after the series ended. In a joint statement, they said “”Over the last 10 years […]Read More

TV News: BAFTA TV Nominations Announced

Phoebe Waller Bridge’s seductive spy-drama Killing Eve leads the BAFTA TV nominations this year with a whopping 14 nods overall (see our glowing review here: https://www.indiependent.co.uk/tv-review-killing-eve/), whilst Russell T. Davies’ A Very English Scandal follows closely behind with 12. Keeley Hawes triumphs with acting nominations in two categories, Best Actress for Bodyguard, and Best Supporting […]Read More

All’s Del That Ends Well – Why ‘Only Fools’ Needs

Only Fools and Horses is a comedy institution, one that has provided moments of pure hilarity (Del’s attempt at handgliding, Rodney masquerading as a 14-year-old for a Spanish holiday, the Batman and Robin sequence) and moments of hard-hitting drama (Granddad’s death, Del standing alone after Rodney’s wedding). It is now best left as a memory.Read More

Why is David Lynch so Accesible?

Late last month, David Lynch’s film Mulholland Drive was voted the best film of the 21st century by BBC Culture. Which is no surprise, given how astounding the film is. An inventive and dreamy narrative, two great lead performances, chilling vignettes and a twist like no other, Mulholland Drive is a masterpiece and a landmark […]Read More

The Real Star Of ‘The Office’ (And It’s Certainly Not

If you were looking for the perfect song that summed up office-based banality, a track that should easily be in the running is Fountains of Wayne’s ‘Hey Julie’. Not only does it discuss the grim eventualities of working for men with soup-stained ties and bad tans, but there’s a glimmer of hope, one tiny slither […]Read More

TV News: BBC One’s Dickensian Cancelled

If you were a fan of the recent BBC One drama Dickensian and you wanted ‘some more’, then like Oliver Twist himself you will be disappointed. The big budget drama, which was inspired by Charles Dickens’s novels, has been axed after just one series. Running for 20 episodes after a successful launch on Boxing Day, […]Read More

Track Review: Elastic Heart // All Time Low (Cover)

The BBC Live Lounge is perhaps better known as a veritable gold mine of musical brilliance. American pop punk band, All Time Low’s cover of Elastic Heart (originally by Sia) is no exception. Admittedly, this is not the kind of cover I would’ve expected of the band, but the fact it was so unprecedented almost […]Read More

TV Review: Cuffs

When the BBC aired an advert for a new, modern police drama called Cuffs, I was unsure. Hadn’t The Bill already set the tone for this kind of thing? Was it wise to create another programme that would see characters tackle crime, criminals and, in some cases, each other? Absolutely. Over the course of its eight episode stint, Cuffs […]Read More

Book Review: Simply Nigella // Nigella Lawson

Amidst the euphoria the festive season brings, there was one present I unwrapped this year that topped the lot – weird considering I received a disgusting amount of chocolate. However, this gift was far more delectable to my taste buds that day. It was of course, Simply Nigella by the domestic goddess Nigella Lawson. The […]Read More