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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell BBC adaptation

If only I hadn’t just watched episode three, I would be positively gushing about this series. I have loved every second and watched in raptures on a Sunday evening. It’s no use, as a die-hard book fan, I’m going to have to have a moan about the changes they put in last night…

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Poldark review. BBC1 Sunday evenings

Well, we’re three episodes in, so I’ve given this new Poldark series a good chance before writing the review. Firstly, I have to say that I am a massive fan of the original 1975 series. My sister and I watched it first when it was repeated in 1988 and I couldn’t believe the fact that the boy called Ross in my class was actually named after the main character! (Spoiler alerts coming up if you haven’t yet caught up!)

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Atlantis review – Saturday evenings on BBC1

I loved Robin Hood and it is definitely my favourite kids BBC drama (well, up to the point where they stupidly killed off Marian). It took a couple of episodes to get into it, but I really enjoyed Merlin as well (forgetting the last episode which contains the most stupid decision in BBC drama history). So now we have Atlantis…

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The Paradise

The latest BBC costume drama, The Paradise is quickly becoming my favourite ever. I already look forward to watching it more than Downton Abbey, and Larkrise to Candleford is my other contender. It isn’t surprising considering they are made by the same team…

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The Killing

The television series, but not the cool Danish one, the American one. It’s been burning a hole in my sky + for some time, and now we finally finished watching it. It may seem little point doing a review now, but you may be like me and often catch up on series 1 when series 2 is due out; which is soon…

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Endeavour

In knowing  Morse’s first name, I always thought I’d win a point in a pub quiz one day. It never came up, and I’ve never done a pub quiz. It isn’t likely to be a question now anyway, but I watched this programme last night and absolutely loved it! Catch it on the ITV i-player thing if you haven’t seen it yet. It was a great story-line and the theme tune made me go all tingly! I loved the (slightly cheesy) exchange between the new Morse, and the character played by John Thaw’s daughter: ‘Have we met before?’ ‘Perhaps in another life’ !

My only criticism is that there are clearly not enough British actors to go round. I kept thinking I’d seen them in Morse, so I had IMDB open and it turned out 2 of the main characters had been in episodes of Lewis, and one was the driving instructor what dunnit in an old Morse.

I really hope ITV turn it into a proper series.

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Campus

On channel 4 on Wednesday evenings. A comedy series by the same writer and creator as Green Wing, Victoria Pile.

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From Riches to Rags

I’ve just caught up on Lily Allen’s programme I sky plussed. I’m sure she can see how very ironic it is that the voice-over guy constantly tells us that Lily has stepped out of the public eye at the same time as doing a voiceover for the channel 4 documentary she has decided to make with a camera crew following her around…

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Waking The Dead

On BBC1, Monday and Tuesday evenings at 9pm. Starring: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara FitzGerald, Wil Johnson and Felicite du Jeu. Writer: Paul Farrell. Director: Sam Miller.

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