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Scene from McMafia

McMafia review – high finance in low places

The BBC's new eight-part international thriller, McMafia, puts an Englishman, an Israeli and a Russian on a collison course – and that's just for...
A CGI of Cassini circling Saturn (Image: Nasa)

How Cassini brought to life the magical worlds of Saturn

Cassini, the little spacecraft that could, had all the attributes of Wall-E, Pixar’s plucky waste compacting robot. Busy, isolated, reliable, undeterred. It was this anthropomorphic...

TV week: Aliens and alienation

Sky One's Colony turns a whole load of family secrets into a political affair I think I’m going to like Colony (Sky One), which is more than...

The Last Man On The Moon review – stellar career, astronomical...

Gene Cernan left an indelible impression upon the moon – and vice versa Whatever journeys we humans make in future there will always be something...

TV week: Detectives try to hard to hide their sins

Two top name detective dramas fill the yawning gaps left by Happy Valley and The Night Manager You want one London-based thriller from a credible...

TV week: Bartlett and Underwood go head-to-head for US presidency

But it's the First Ladies pulling the strings at either end of the sweet-sour spectrum of TV political dramas As I have The West Wing (Now TV)...
Lindsay Duncan, Michael Gambon and Romola Garai in Churchill's Secret (ITV)

TV week: Churchill faces his most implacable foe

Moving and lavish TV drama captures the perils and joys of living with the Greatest Briton Imagine living in the presence of greatness. Not transitory...

Coffin Road book review – Wind-swept crime mystery

Scotsman Peter May gives his story of amnesia texture with a journalist's eye for detail Although an accomplished all-rounder, 64-year-old Peter May made his name in television...
David Schwimmer and John Travolta in The People Vs OJ Simpson (BBC2)

TV week: How to do too little with too much

The People vs OJ Simpson could learn a lesson in simplicity and drama from Better Call Saul What an extraordinary piece of grotesquerie is The People...