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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.

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Sherlock – ‘The Empty Hearse’ – Series 3, Episode 1, Arts

Sherlock – ‘The Empty Hearse’ – Series 3, Episode 1

Within the first two minutes of the episode, the question that left the nation on tenterhooks back in 2012 was finally answered.

By | Arts | Thursday, 2 January 2014 at 11:59 pm

Ripper Street ‘Our Betrayal part 2′ – Series 2 – Episode 8, Arts

Ripper Street ‘Our Betrayal part 2′ – Series 2 – Episode 8

Picking up from the end of last week from the Ripper Street equivalent of the Four Weddings and a Funeral ‘Is it raining?’ scene, the Whitechapel trio are back together and on the case.

By | Arts | Monday, 16 December 2013 at 11:10 pm

Doctor Who – ‘The Time of the Doctor’ trailer, Arts

Doctor Who – ‘The Time of the Doctor’ trailer

Following on from the short trail at the end of The Day of the Doctor back in November, we have finally been given a longer trailer of the Doctor Who Christmas special and it’s all getting pretty tense. There are Weeping Angels, Daleks and Cybermen and lots of explosions (naturally).

By | Arts | Wednesday, 11 December 2013 at 11:32 pm

Ripper Street ‘Our Betrayal’ – Series 2 – Episode 7, Arts

Ripper Street ‘Our Betrayal’ – Series 2 – Episode 7

Following on from the events of last week, we have a series finale of two halves and it’s all kicking off. Poor old Drake has disappeared and his house is in a mess while Jackson’s brother comes to town with a stolen diamond.

By | Arts | Monday, 9 December 2013 at 10:00 pm

Ripper Street – ‘A Stronger Loving World’ – Series 2 – Episode 6, Arts

Ripper Street – ‘A Stronger Loving World’ – Series 2 – Episode 6

We’ve not seen much of Drake and his new missus but this week we were given an insight into their relationship.

By | Arts | Monday, 2 December 2013 at 10:00 pm

Ripper Street ‘Threads of Silk and Gold’ – Series 2, episode 5, Arts

Ripper Street ‘Threads of Silk and Gold’ – Series 2, episode 5

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.

By | Arts | Monday, 25 November 2013 at 11:02 pm

Doctor Who 50th anniversary: The Day of the Doctor, Arts

Doctor Who 50th anniversary: The Day of the Doctor

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.

By | Arts | Saturday, 23 November 2013 at 9:40 pm

Ripper Street ‘Dynamite And A Woman’ – Series 2, episode 4, Arts

Ripper Street ‘Dynamite And A Woman’ – Series 2, episode 4

The newest member of the Whitechapel team stepped up to the mark this week and attempted to earn his stripes with some undercover work.

By | Arts | Monday, 18 November 2013 at 11:00 pm

Ripper Street ‘Become Man’ – Series 2, episode 3, Arts

Ripper Street ‘Become Man’ – Series 2, episode 3

Ripper Street is a testosterone-fuelled ride but this week the ladies of the East End took centre stage.

By | Arts | Monday, 11 November 2013 at 11:00 pm

Ripper Street: ‘Am I Not Monstrous?’ – Series 2, episode 2, Arts

Ripper Street: ‘Am I Not Monstrous?’ – Series 2, episode 2

We have seen the ugly side of the British Empire with last week’s bent copper and the opium dens of the East End. This week it was the Victorian obsession with the freakish.

By | Arts | Monday, 4 November 2013 at 11:00 pm

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