Buying the latest Rivers of London novel for my wife this last Christmas led to an epic rant from the bloke behind the counter at Waterstones about the faults of writer Ben Aaronovitch. The author was a 'waster', apparently, one who was 'lazy', never got his drafts in on time and was 'overrated'. I'm not sure if insulting the writer of the novel you're about to purchase is great retail practice or if the assistant knew the writer or had just taken against his novels. As for this reviewer, while the missus is totally up to date with the adventures of London's magic police officers, I'm only just finishing the second, a leisurely romp through the jazz scene of Soho where jazz musicians are dropping dead and men are having their privates bitten off by a lady with teeth in her ninny.

Harry and Jack Williams are back to write another case of a missing girl but, this time, their wily old detective, Julien Baptiste, is promoted to title status, up there with Morse, Poirot and Wallander. Last time we left Baptiste (Tcheky Karyo), he was about to have an operation on his brain tumour.

This third tale in the second series of Benny audios cast an important character from the New Adventures novels from Virgin that Benny sprang from. Miles Richardson plays Irving Braxiatel, Benny's boss and, as has been intimated, the Doctor's brother. Braxiatel tasks Benny (Lisa Bowerman) to accompany him to a planetoid for an exclusive auction of items including the ultra rare Halstad harp.

DC's event storyline 'Rebirth' once again altered the DC universe, allowing elements of the pre-'Flashpoint' reality to bleed through once more. What this basically means is that the titles are once again softly rebooted, Greg Rucka returning to the title and getting the chance to do what John Byrne and Frank Miller did with Superman and Batman and to tell an updated origin tale. The result, 'Year One' is a beautiful piece of work, artist Nicola Scott's visuals an absolute joy to behold.

A while ago, Sky Movies put a few of the 'Friday the 13th' films on and I though why not give one a go. Little did I know this would become a quest to watch the lot, and also the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' pictures as the two protagonists squared up in 'Freddy Vs. Jason' in 2003. I had to trawl second hand shops to find 'Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Nightmare' and 'Jason X' and ended up buying the Nightmare box set.

One thing that is quite enjoyable about Discovery is never knowing quite what you're going to get. One week there might be some political intrigue on the Klingon homeworld, another a slice of hokum straight from 1967. This week we got an effects heavy trip into the spore universe as Michael and Stamets found a way to access the realm to rescue missing teammate Tilly (Mary Wiseman), in the process making the most amazing personal discovery.

Mike Tucker writes this rather basic horror sci-fi tale for the adventurous archaeologist. Benny (Lisa Bowerman) is requested to travel to the barren planet Rhinvil where the reclusive billionaire Bratheen Treloor (James Lailey) lives in splendid isolation save from the artificial intelligence that runs his estate hewn from the rock of the planet.

Thomas Martin took over writing chores from showrunner Rowan Joffe for an episode that ended up a triumph of style over substance, casting the estranged Jack and Angela (Tim Roth and Genevieve O'Reilly) as a modern day Bonnie and Clyde for an episode.

With his debut picture 'Moonlight' winning the Oscar, Barry Jenkins latest is big news.

As more information is revealed, the more confusing the plot of this run gets. With three different time zones - 1980, 1990 and 2015 - it's hard to know which bit of information could be the crucial one but things seem to be pointing to the Colonel Sanders of the Ozarks with poultry producer millionaire Hoyt coming into the picture as the episode progresses.
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