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TV REVIEW: James Nesbitt in BBC Iraq drama, ‘Occupation’

  By Ray Bennett LONDON – James Nesbitt has come a long way since he first attracted notice in ITV’s “Cold Feet” in 1987 and he shows that he’s become a fine actor in “Occupation”, a three-part drama about British soldiers … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: David Morrissey in ‘Viva Blackpool!’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The BBC has taken the U.S. title of its flamboyant musical crime miniseries “Viva Blackpool!” for a 90-minute special follow-up to a show it originally called just “Blackpool.” David Morrissey returns as the charismatic if … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: The new ‘Doctor’ prognosis is excellent

By Ray Bennett “All the world’s a stage,” says the doctor. “Hmm,” says the playwright, “I might use that.” As the playwright is William Shakespeare, you know he will. One of the pleasures of the reinvented “Doctor Who” series, returning … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Jimmy McGovern’s ‘The Street’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Marital strife fierce and unsettling comes flying in the opening scene of the first episode of Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC series “The Street,” and it sets the tone for a show that brings fresh imagination … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: John Simm, Philip Glenister in ‘Life on Mars’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Taking its title from the David Bowie song, the BBC’s intriguing new sci-fi police series “Life on Mars” pitches a sophisticated 21st century police detective back 30 years to a time when policing relied on … Continue reading

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