Two anticipated PlayStation games make different post-apocalyptic pitches: hordes of virus-infected undead walking, or romance in a pitiless, violent world. Pick your pandemic …Who knows what could possibly be driving this, but post-apocalyptic video games are having a moment. In the past year we’ve already seen Fallout 76, Anthem and Metro Exodus, while an open beta...
The actor on shutting down ambitions, clueless politicians and embarrassing fartsBorn in Herefordshire, Jessica Raine, 36, graduated from Rada in 2008. She was cast as the lead in the first Call The Midwife in 2012, and made three series. Her subsequent television work includes Line Of Duty, Patrick Melrose and Baptiste. She appears in Simon Amstell’s feature film debut, Benjamin, in...
Steven Knight says the 40-acre site near Birmingham will help the UK meet high demand from production companiesAfter creating the Bafta-winning gangster drama Peaky Blinders, which unveils season five on BBC One this spring, with a sixth series shooting later this year, Steven Knight is now planning his most ambitious production yet – a...
Sound and Music set itself an ambitious target - gender parity by 2020. How’s it doing?Two years ago today, Sound and Music made a public pledge to achieve gender equality across all of our work with composers and artists, under the headline “50:50 by 2020”. Anniversaries are an opportunity to reflect, and this one...
Marvel’s superhero adventure veers from boomingly serious to quirkily droll as Larson wages a vicious war against evil aliensThis latest tale from the Marvel cinematic universe takes us way back in time, many years before the great catastrophe shown in Avengers: Infinity War. We have crash-landed in mid-90s America: a hilariously antediluvian world of Blockbuster...
PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4; CapcomHigh-octane challenges in this irresistible romp have resurrected an action series that’s been dormant for over a decadeDespite appearances, this frenetic, over-the-top action game about sexy demon hunters isn’t just another power fantasy. Instead, as you hack your way through the hellish hordes and survive intense battles...
The Office creator is back with a new series about a grieving man who does whatever he wants“Agood day is when I don’t go around wanting to shoot random strangers in the face, and then turn the gun on myself,” says Tony, the defeated antihero of After Life (available now on Netflix)....
Lisa McGee’s comedy is that rare thing – a hysterical and moving show about life as an adolescent girl. And with a bus-load of Protestant lads pitching up, it shows no sign of fadingThe girls are back in town! The girls are back in town!The town is Derry...
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s audacious comedy returns with a family dinner from hell, a brawl and a hot, smoking priest. We should have knownIf you are a Fleabag devotee, you could only find yourself whispering in reverential awe as the opening episode seated our antihero at a family dinner next to … a Catholic...
Soho Playhouse, New YorkThe witty, filthy, tragic one-woman show arrives stateside, with all its jagged edges still intact“I’m not obsessed with sex,” Phoebe Waller-Bridge says, with that funny, not funny half-smile. “I just can’t stop thinking about it.” Or talking about it.Waller-Bridge’s witty, filthy, semi-devastating solo show Fleabag,...

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