❉ As a film about Chris Sievey and his alter ego, Frank Sidebottom, is unleashed on the public, we chat with its creator.
❉ These are fine, faithful adaptations of two venerable Dr Who Weekly strips, writes Andy Murray.
❉ Brian ‘Limmy’ Limond’s memoir is an extraordinary, raw read, writes Andy Murray.
❉ A new anthology of short plays that peek behind the curtain of a handful of adored British sitcoms.
❉ A neat, often illuminating collection of Manchester songs from every big modern era and scene, writes Andy Murray.
❉ Saxondale isn’t a quick-fire LOL fest, but it weaves a subtle spell to become something deeper and more layered.
❉ It’s in the trees! Andy Murray pores over Powerhouse’s exhaustive Blu Ray edition of the cult classic, here with a generous section of extras.
❉ One of the great missing masterpieces of British television, The Road is rising again at long last, in the form of a new BBC Radio 4 adaptation written by Toby Hadoke.
❉ These three vintage, unrestored films from BBC’s Play for Today watched in tandem reveal all kinds of contrasts and connections, writes Andy Murray.
❉ An appreciation of Vic and Bob’s glorious folly, a sustained three-hour story made by the kings of non-sequitur comedy.