DVD of the Week: Rev, Series 2

DVD of the Week: Rev, Series 2

Rev is being adapted for the States and has already been given the green light for a third series,  but such are the career trajectories of its leading players (Olivia Colman seems everywhere at the moment) that it will have to wait until 2014 to reach the screen. Meanwhile, the Series 2 DVD should keep […]

DVD of the Week: Montalbano (Acorn)

DVD of the Week: Montalbano (Acorn)

The last few years have seen the rise of European detective series that give the genre fresh settings. Scandinavia has brought the UK some compelling dramas, but one that paces the plot particularly well is Sicily’s Inspector Montalbano (15). With feature-length murder mysteries based in an historic location and starring a maverick and slightly grumpy […]

DVD of the Week: Earthflight (Acorn)

DVD of the Week: Earthflight (Acorn)

Within two minutes of watching this six-hour naturefest, I was starting to feel overwhelmed by the power of its stunning visual imagery. Whether the sight of many thousands of snowgeese rising from the water like a moving Magic Eye, or the eagle’s-back view of soaring over the edge of the Grand Canyon, the scenes shown […]

DVD of the Week: Secret Britain

DVD of the Week: Secret Britain

Those who love travelling in the UK, but are fed up with the ‘usual aspects’ may want to investigate the recommendations from this BBC series. After asking for people’s favourite hidden gems of the British landscape, Secret Britain covers the length and breadth of the country, making sure that they are less secret than they […]

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