OPINION: Ackley Bridge and why “box-ticking” isn’t always bad

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Josie Le Vay is glued to Channel 4’s diverse drama BY JOSIE LE VAY I was talking to my friend the other day, who told me she wouldn’t watch Ackley Bridge, the new Channel 4 school drama, because it’s “trying to tick too many boxes”. In a way, I get where she’s coming from. It [….]

“Boring Lesbian Soap Opera”?

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Robert Rorke from the New York Post thinks the hit show has had its day, but we’re inclined to disagree. BY CARRIE LYELL  If we said the words “The L Word behind bars”, you’d think we were describing the greatest TV show of all time, right? But sadly, that isn’t everyone’s idea of telly heaven… [….]