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On ‘Leverage’: Why A Heist Show Is Exactly What The

“The rich and powerful take what they want, we steal it back for you” are the words repeated at the beginning of every episode of cult television show Leverage (2008 – 2012); they are the thesis, the motto, the succinct version of its synopsis. As we watch the main characters Robin Hood their way in […]Read More

Celebrating Thirty Years of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

 In 1988, Channel 4 commissioned a radio adaptation of the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway. From then, magic was made, with comedians from both the UK and US establishing themselves with quick wit and whip-smart retorts. As the pilot episode celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, Sam Lambeth reflects on the show’s genius.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

Just How Bad Are New Episodes of ‘The Simpsons’?

While it is not an American custom for television shows to end at their peak (perhaps Arrested Development and Freaks and Geeks are exceptions, although they were as a result of then-poor ratings), The Simpsons has really stretched the world’s patience. Somehow, despite exploring every plot, continent and character, it is now approaching its thirtieth […]Read More