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Naya Rivera: a beacon of light and hope

Naya Rivera, American actress and singer, has been confirmed to have died following her disappearance at Lake Piru in California. Her four-year-old son was found asleep in the boat from which he and Rivera went swimming; Rivera did not resurface. She was 33 years old. Beginning her career as a child actress in numerous television…

TV, Venue

TV for the people!

Something has to change. I want you to imagine this: there is more of your product around than ever before, but it is less effective. That is what I think about Television. In the era of 24/7 news channels, there is less of what the media should be doing: holding politicians to account. Why has…

TV

Line of Duty series five review

‘Bent coppers!’: it’s the endless refrain of Line of Duty this series, in any other show it would grate on you in no time at all – yet season five of Line of Duty just about gets away with it. The return of Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty follows comes after the amazing success of…

TV

The philosophy of… Fleabag and Killing Eve

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s presentation of feminism is sensational, both Fleabag and Killing Eve are sophisticated works of art. They’re funny, emotional and moving. But they also dissolve stigma around sexual liberation. The presentation of female sexuality and agency in both Killing Eve and Fleabag is a welcome breath of fresh air. Debunking myths surrounding sexuality and…

TV

Derry Girls review

Lisa McGee’s wickedly funny sitcom Derry Girls has returned to Channel 4 for a second series, so viewers can follow the antics of Erin, Orla, Michelle, Clare, and James once more as they navigate their way through Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1990s. If you haven’t seen the first series, which you should…

News

UEA selected for BAFTA screen industries project

The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) has selected UEA as a partner university for its new course on the environmental impacts of producing media. BAFTA has partnered with Albert, a project aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the television and film industries, to create a course starting at ten UK universities for…

TV

The Umbrella Academy review

The My Chemical Romance fandom is buzzing once more due to a new Netflix show inspired by work from ex-lead singer Gerard Way. In 2007, along with Gabriel Bá, Way launched comic series The Umbrella Academy, which was eventually picked up by Netflix for a TV show, with the first series being released in February…

TV

Our obsession with True Crime

Murderers, rapists, and paedophiles are initially introduced to us as a concept of fiction, something written about in books and plays – a terrifying figment of the imagination. So, when we are introduced to them in True Crime documentaries, films and television series it is hard to comprehend the reality of these criminals’ actions. The…

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