Tag: british-television-reviews

Rock Follies' 45th Anniversary DVD Review

First broadcast forty-five yeasrs ago, Rock Follies was a popular hit and won that year;s BAFTA Award. A look back at the show and its sequel Rock Follies of 77, on DVD.

Blu-ray Review: The Woman in Black (1989)

NIgel Kneale's TV adaptation of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black finally comes to Bluray

DVD Review: The Year of the Sex Olympics

Once in colour, now surviving in black and white, Nigel Kneale's play The Year of the Sex Olympics still proves ahead of its time. Released on DVD by the BFI.

Blu-Ray Review: Edge of Darkness

As timely as ever, the classic BBC thriller from 1985 comes to Blu-ray.

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.


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