Review: The Penguin TV Companion by Jeff Evans

If you’ve ever wondered who the new characters in Neighbours are, or what Vic Reeve’s chosen career was, the Penguin TV Companion has the answers. November 2011 marked 75 years of television programming and the release of the fourth edition of this small screen tome. 2,300 television programmes and 1,500 television personalities are listed – … Read more Review: The Penguin TV Companion by Jeff Evans

The Hungry Sailors on ITV – “Mouth-Watering British Cuisine”

Fresh as a still-wriggling sea trout, The Hungry Sailors is the latest show to come from the production team behind Rick Stein’s highly successful range of televisual culinary escapades. The show features Celebrity Masterchef finalist (as well as engineer and smallholder) Dick Strawbridge and his son James, chronicling their journeys around the coastal towns of Great Britain … Read more The Hungry Sailors on ITV – “Mouth-Watering British Cuisine”

TV Preview: Eternal Law – ITV1

We open in the serene, moonlit Yorkshire countryside. The narrator informs us that “they” are everywhere and could be anyone, including a young lawyer in a field. The young lawyer spoken of is Tom Greening (Ukweli Roach) who we find laying in the grass. Another man, Zak Gist (Sam West) greets him and they begin … Read more TV Preview: Eternal Law – ITV1

Michael Kiwanuka “Home Again” – A Relaxed Start to the New Year

Michael Kiwanuka’s new EP “Home Again” was released on 1st January 2012 making a soulful acoustic start to the new year. Quiet and gentle, the soothing melody is underlaid with a shuffling drum and unassuming guitar. Singing in the same folky vein as Mumford & Sons, Kiwanuka promises to be a rising star of 2012. … Read more Michael Kiwanuka “Home Again” – A Relaxed Start to the New Year

Midsomer Murders – A Rare Bird – on ITV 11th January 2012

Midsomer Murders is suitably eccentric for the English countryside with a multiple murder among the ornithological society of Midsomer-in-the-Marsh on the land of a former Prima Ballerina. The attractions of the trophy wife of Patrick Morgan don’t go unnoticed and several men flit around the pretty dancer, including local ne’er do well, Dave Foxely, played … Read more Midsomer Murders – A Rare Bird – on ITV 11th January 2012

New Series of Law & Order UK – Paul Nicholls Takes Jamie Bamber’s Place

The sweetheart of 90’s teenage girls, former Eastenders star Paul Nicholls, is poised to take the role of heartthrob in the sixth series of Law & Order UK. The Bolton-born actor landed the part hot on the heels of playing Harry Keegan in Secret Diary of A Call Girl with Billie Piper. He admitted that … Read more New Series of Law & Order UK – Paul Nicholls Takes Jamie Bamber’s Place

Eternal Law – Modernised Morality Drama Series Set in York

Eternal Law is a new series from ITV which sees angels taking on the role of practising lawyers in the historic city of York in Northern England. York Minster – one of the most striking Churches in Europe – has always provided temptation for camera crews, but for the first time will play host to … Read more Eternal Law – Modernised Morality Drama Series Set in York

Morse Resurrected in ITV Special: Endeavour

Ever wondered what the first name of Inspector Morse was? The mystery, featured in many a pub quiz, may not have been popularly known until ITV commissioned a retrospective series featuring the popular detective. Set in the 1960’s against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, a young Endeavour Morse cuts his teeth as a Detective … Read more Morse Resurrected in ITV Special: Endeavour

Environmental Investigators Screen Undercover Series in Australia & New Zealand

A group of environmental investigators from London will be hitting the small screens of Australia and New Zealand in January 2012 as a mini-series of undercover films shot by the group are aired on Nat Geo Wild – a channel of the National Geographic. The EIA helped to make three documentary films for the channel … Read more Environmental Investigators Screen Undercover Series in Australia & New Zealand

Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

Dr Peter Stanley’s account of the murkier side of the Australian armed forces shared the 2010-2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War takes a “warts and all” look at the behaviour of the diggers in World War I. Transgressions included failing to salute, going … Read more Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

“Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Clocks”, Boxing Day 2011 on ITV

David Suchet returns as one of the best known TV detectives in Agatha Christie’s Poirot. First aired in 2009, this TV film for ITV gives 2 hours of unbridled early 20th century detective drama. Set in between the World Wars, The Clocks deals with espionage, unmarried young ladies and lots of naval uniform. The setting … Read more “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Clocks”, Boxing Day 2011 on ITV

“The Real Chainsaw Massacre” on National Geographic Wild

“The Real Chainsaw Massacre” follows the escapades of Julien and Faith, members of the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency, as they go undercover in South America and the Far East posing as traders to catch illegal logging at work. Learn about the ties between armies, politicians and the illicit destruction of the world’s protected forests in … Read more “The Real Chainsaw Massacre” on National Geographic Wild