Neela Debnath is the Blogs Editor for the Independent Online and has been a member of the online editorial team since 2010. She has an MA in Journalism (NCTJ accredited). She is interested in current affairs, media and dipping into other areas of journalism. She's also a bit of a geek.
There was only one word for this week’s instalment of Ripper Street: grim. While it started off as the ‘typical’ gay period drama love story, complete with the edges of the screen blurred like a dream sequence, it soon all descended into death, debt, blackmail and gore.
Let’s get one thing straight before we go any further, John Hurt is not the name of the Doctor. I’m referring to all those people who tweeted that John Hurt was the Doctor’s name at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Phew, now we’ve got that out of the way we can carry on.
With the clocks going back and the nights growing ever longer and darker, and the street lamps casting eerie shadows across the way on the arduous walk home, Ripper Street returns at just the right time.
During my meanderings on YouTube I recently stumbled across a trailer that has left me reeling with excitement. With a stellar cast boasting the likes of Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson and Tom Wilkinson, it is not one to be dismissed easily.
So hurrah! Several more lost episodes of Doctor Who have been recovered, this time from a disused television relay station in Nigeria. It hasn’t come a moment too soon considering the 50th anniversary is only around the corner.