A New Take
Articles by Lydia Bass

Review: Biffy Clyro – Opposites

Review: Biffy Clyro - Opposites
With their latest release, Opposites, Biffy Clyro have transcended ambition and reached a certain level of mastery. Each track is crafted to the level of a stand-alone single, meaning that this is an album that just refuses to become background music, writes Lydia Bass.  More »

Sherlock: Scandal, Scares and Subterfuge

Sherlock: Scandal, Scares and Subterfuge
First broadcast in July 2010, Sherlock was an immediate sensation, bringing us a new brand of funny, intelligent drama. Its highly anticipated return this New Year with three new episodes were a triumph of directing, writing and acting, culminating in the best 270 minutes of television anyone has seen for a very long time. More »

Review: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Review: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
An unconvincing plot, a lack of human emotion and a failure to live up to expectations make this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special a flop all round, writes Lydia BassMore »