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George Melly (centre) offers insights  into mortality and munchie science in krrrrazy Netflix drama, The OA Bloody noses. What is it with the bloody noses? In every dystopian, faintly futuristic serial, it happens. The blankly beautiful person w...

Visitors to Westworld were allowed to dress up as Abba The geeks, we know, shall inherit the earth. When they do, it will surely look a lot like Westworld (Sky On Demand/Now TV). That’s not to say that dystopian science fiction is created to a fo...

Alan Bennett (left) How do you like your serial killers? In Britain, while the crimes are being committed, or prosecuted, we like them with a dose of old testament horror, bordering on titillation. In retrospect, the sensations are numbed, and vile...

Godlike genius: David Attenborough (far left) David Attenborough has forgotten more about television than most people will ever know, so presumably he knows that he is playing God in Planet Earth II (BBC iPlayer).  It wasn’t always like this. In...

Doctor Who, left, and Her Majesty The Queenin the Netflix/Lockets drama, The Crown The Crown (Netflix), like the royal family, is a faith-based endeavour. Dramatically, it poses a challenge, because the story is known, so the appeal of the enterpri...

Kelly Macdonald (right) is a sweary Scottish cop It’s an odd place, the inside of Charlie Brooker’s head. Reading his journalism, or watching Screenwipe, you’d expect his inner Numskulls to be venomous, splenetic creatures, firing bile throug...







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