Wednesday, 27 April 2011


The Crimson Petal and the White
Part 2 (of 4)
Another excellent episode -- perhaps not as striking as the first, but with more than its fair share of twists and surprises. It also continues to look stunning, even more so in HD. It appears as if a DVD release is on the cards but no sign of a Blu-ray. Barring a US release (it seems an increasing number of new titles, even British-produced ones, are granted a BD release overseas but not here -- Glorious 39, Easy Virtue and Made in Dagenham are some recent examples I've noticed), I think... other means may be necessary to keep an HD copy.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Game of Thrones
1x01 Winter is Coming
Much hype surrounds this, the first fantasy series from acclaimed US drama-producing cable network HBO, airing over here on Sky-customers-only Sky Atlantic the day after the US, adapted from a series of very popular fantasy novels, with a star-studded cast. Fortunately, it lives up to the expectations: it's dark, complex, scary, thrilling, beautifully shot, brilliantly written and performed. Looks like HBO have yet another classic in the making.

Have I Got News For You
41x03 (22/4/11 edition; extended repeat)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]