Reviews

I went to see T2 Trainspotting recently and before it there was a trailer for Prevenge. Now I hate trailers that misrepresent films or just show the good or sexy bits, but this one seemed to be bang... more
When the pioneering Invisible Dot organisation closed down in 2016 there was a fear that the regular Union Chapel gigs promoted by ID might come to an end too. There have been lots of memorable... more
By their supporting cast shalt thou know them. Or something. The first episode of the second series of Tracey Ullman’s return to British sketch show comedy features an enviable cast list of... more
Is there an imminent shortage of traditional stand-up comedians? For a while it looked that way at the annual NATYS Top Of The Bill Final. This is a competition that regular throws up the occasional... more
I have a confession to make. I'd slightly gone off Uncle this time round, which is why my reviews have been running late. Watching it – previously so much fun – had started to feel like a chore and I... more
Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein take some pretty good swipes at the state of the nation in the third episode of their latest series. The sketch that is likely to ruffle the most feathers is the... more
There is lots going on in the third episode of the final series of Uncle. Things seem to be looking up for the music career of Andy (Nick Helm). After producing a recording session for newcomer... more
It’s good to have Chewing Gum back. It’s very different to any other series I’ve seen recently, while at the same time it has echoes of the BBC hit Fleabag, which it preceded. If that programme was... more
This is just a quick heads up to remind people to watch the third series of Uncle, which looks like it is going to build to a nice – or maybe not so nice? – romantic finale in a few weeks.In the... more
If you have room for just one more panto make it Ricky Whittington & His Cat. The new spin on an old story by Liam Williams and Daran Johnson has everything you could want from a modern grown-up... more

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