Tag: british-television-reviews

Blu-Ray Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

For its fortieth anniversary, the classic BBC adaptation of John le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, starring Alec Guinness, comes to Blu-ray.

DVD Review: Do Not Adjust Your Set

A major step on the way to Monty Python, and still fresh and funny to this day, Do Not Adjust Your Set has all its surviving episodes released on DVD from the BFI.

DVD Review: At Last the 1948 Show

An important stepping-stone on the way to Monty Python, At Last the 1948 Show is released in its most complete version to date by the BFI.

Blu-ray Review: Rogue Male

An Englishman attempts to assassinate Hitler and goes on the run in Rogue Male, made for the BBC in 1976, from Geoffrey Household's novel, starring Peter O'Toole, now a dual-format release from the BFI.

Blu-ray Review: Quatermass and the Pit

One of the great works of small-screen SF and horror, Nigel Kneale's Quatermass and the Pit, first broadcast in 1958/9, comes to Blu-ray.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

In the first of two reviews of classic television written by Nigel Kneale, the celebrated and once controversial 1954 version of Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Blu-ray Review: Doctor Who - The Collection: Season 12

The start of Tom Baker's seven years as The Doctor, the five stories of Season 12 kick off a classic era of the show, and are now released on Blu-ray.

DVD Review: Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World - Special Edition

Once mostly lost, then found again and now out on a special edition DVD, Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World pits the Second Doctor against his evil doppelganger Salamander.

The Crunch...and Other Stories

Three little-seen TV plays by Nigel Kneale, one of Britain's great screenwriters.

Fingersmith

As The Handmaiden opens in UK cinemas, a look back at the 2005 BBC adaptation of Sarah Waters's novel.