Category Archives: Film and TV

The Killing Of Polly Carter by Robert Thorogood

Detective Inspector Richard Poole is trapped in his own private hell. Not that anyone else would consider the paradise of Saint-Marie hell, but Richard Poole is a special individual. And, of course, he’s also a damn fine detective. Which is … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Scream Season One

Years ago, the disfigured Brandon James was in love with a girl called Daisy. After years of adoring her, he snapped and killed five people when her boyfriend and his friends provoked him once too often. After confronting Daisy by … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Scream Queens & Scream Episode 1

A killer in a Hallowe’en costume stalks a bunch of students and kills them one by one. That’s a summary that could describe either of these two shows. Scream Queens has just debuted on Channel 4 in the UK and Scream (based … Continue reading

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Puzzle Doctor At The Movies – Spooks: The Greater Good

Spooks was a UK TV series that ran for nine series and ended on a pretty definitive ending. Or, if you’re in the US, MI-5 was a UK TV series, etc. But recently it returned in the cinema, of all … Continue reading

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Puzzle Doctor At The Movies – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Ethan Hunt and his IMF colleagues are in trouble – not just from their many enemies but from the government that supports them. Following yet another successful mission with some, shall we say, collateral damage, the IMF (Impossible Missions Force) … Continue reading

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Another Murder On The Orient Express

News has reached the ears of Puzzle Doctor (via the mainstream media, not due to any particular contacts) that there’s an Agatha Christie movie in the works, with Kenneth Branagh attached to direct. And that film is… well, the title … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Monk Episode 6.13

Surely all of my readers must have encountered Monk before, but just in case. Adrian Monk is possibly the greatest detective in the world. At least he would be if he wasn’t almost crippled by a list of phobias (over … Continue reading

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