“A finely wrought study of a family’s damaged psychology”

Come Home

Come Home, BBC1

“A finely wrought study of a family’s damaged psychology, albeit amplified with the kind of angsty melodrama you tend to get in BBC working-class dramas.”
James Jackson, The Times

“As yet, I am not sure whether it’s going to be a simple whodunnit; a psychological drama; a deconstruction of modern parenting; or something else entirely. It matters not. It is all beautifully played and beautifully put together.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“Painful and powerful, a reminder that the best drama still comes from home.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“Christopher Eccleston’s Ulster accent sounds plausible to my untrained ears and, as ever, he’s fully committed to truthful acting. Paula Malcomson exudes quiet intensity. But we need to know more about Marie for Come Home to swim fully into focus.”
Jasper Rees, The Telegraph

“It’s unlikely we’ll get a Larry David cameo anytime soon, but in its first episode at least Come Home isn’t all doom and gloom.”
Alex Nelson, The i

Mum, BBC2

“A perfectly pitched final episode of what has been a perfectly pitched second series.”
Sarah Hughes, The Guardian

“An air-punching, eye-dampening conclusion to what’s undoubtedly been among the finest shows of 2018 so far.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

One Strange Rock, National Geographic

“A scientific-astronomical-anthropological vision of our planet from Darren Aronofsky, this new series is hardcore spectacle and then some, the logical conclusion of what those National Geographic magazines in the dentist’s waiting room could be.”
James Jackson, The Times

“The script trotted around the globe, observing people with bit-part cameos in this global narrative: a salt trader in East Africa, a climatologist in the Amazon. But it never stopped anywhere for long enough to justify the presumably vast production costs. Also, the jerky editing insists on grabbing you by the elbow.”
Jasper Rees, The Telegraph