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Television

Sherlock Holmes: a very British superhero Subscription

2 January 2014

The 21st-century reincarnation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation is our version of Superman, argues Fern Riddell

Count Arthur Strong Subscription

4 July 2013

Gary Day welcomes the master of malapropism to a screen with a scale that matches his talent: small

Selling the dream

17 January 2013

TV series dramatising the rise of department stores highlight a turning point in consumer culture, as entrepreneurs seduced female shoppers into becoming part of the bourgeois set

Freud and Marx: when they met, it was murder Subscription

6 September 2012

TV detective shows express a great deal about the nature of society and the human psyche, argues Gary Day

Meet the Romans with Mary Beard Subscription

19 April 2012 | By

There’s more to the ancient world than dusty toff-on-toff talk, ‘professor of bloody Classics’ tells Matthew Reisz

TV review: Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey Subscription

8 March 2012

Gary Day is fascinated by explanations of the Earth's path through the heavens and the Sun's hold over us

TV review: Those Who Kill Subscription

1 March 2012

Matt Hills enjoys spotting the overlap as the Danish crime genre continues to bring home the bacon

TV review: The Mrs Bradley Mysteries: The Rising of the Moon Subscription

23 February 2012

Adela Bradley, a glamorous, more saucy version of Miss Marple, is brought vividly to life, says Gary Day

TV review: Homeland Subscription

16 February 2012

Does the award-winning Homeland break new ground, asks Matt Hills, or is it full of familiar themes?

TV review: Protecting Our Children: Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't Subscription

9 February 2012

Social workers are much maligned, says Gary Day, but all they do is try to help those who need it most

TV reviews: Prisoners' Wives & Inside Men Subscription

2 February 2012

New dramas from the BBC tell compelling tales of offenders and their motivations, says Matt Hills

TV review: Gypsy Blood: True Stories Subscription

26 January 2012

Fist-fighting is a way of life for Gypsy communities. It may seem brutal, says Gary Day, but it is at least fair

TV review: Unfinished Subscription

19 January 2012

Incomplete works hold eternal appeal, from Dickens' Edwin Drood to Austen's Sanditon, says Gary Day

TV review: The Search for Life: The Drake Equation Subscription

12 January 2012

The step from chemistry to biology is so ordinary that life must exist elsewhere, says Gary Day

TV review: Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Subscription

5 January 2012

The BBC's new Sherlock Holmes is great fun, says Gary Day, but the man himself remains an enigma

TV review: Wonderland: I Had the X Factor...25 Years Ago Subscription

22 December 2011

From the spotlight to the gutter is a hard road, says Gary Day, reminding us that losers have lives, too

TV review: The Killing II Subscription

15 December 2011

Sarah Lund is in danger of being upstaged by her sweaters in the hit series The Killing, says Gary Day

TV review: Churches: How to Read Them Subscription

8 December 2011

The Church was the heart of medieval life, says Gary Day, full of symbolism, beauty and grotesqueries

TV review: Real Crime with Mark Austin: Fallen Angel Subscription

1 December 2011

The murder of a Hell's Angel on the M40 exemplifies the lurking barbarism of men, says Gary Day

TV review: Imagine: Alan Ayckbourn - Greetings from Scarborough Subscription

24 November 2011

Alan Ayckbourn's plays are full of gentle humour and sharp insights into all human life, says Gary Day

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