Ben Dowell

Ben Dowell
Ben Dowell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times
Publications: Radio Times

tv Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Marcella: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) Rosenfeldt likes his dramas long, complex and tortured and you get the feeling that the Swede will make good on his promise to cram in more "hooks, twists and red herrings" (his words) before our time is up. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
91% Decline and Fall: Season 1 (TV, 2017) It is a very expensive, beautifully-directed production stuffed with some excellent performances. But I am not sure it works. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
89% Vanity Fair: Miniseries (TV, 2018) Crucially, Cooke allows us to respond to her character with as much sympathy as contempt in this smart and visually delightful series. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
24% Manimal: Season 1 (TV, 1983) Woeful. But you can tell that from the title, right? - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
100% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 5 (TV, 2014) The satirical venom of this patron saint of the liberal left probably won't be silenced again any time soon. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
No Score Yet Detectorists: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2018) I am glad to report that the fantastically funny Simon and and Garfunkel are back and that Lance and Andy's finds are as silly as ever. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
96% Peaky Blinders: Series 4 (TV, 2013-2017) The game is definitely on. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% Chewing Gum: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2017) Just tune in and savour some near flawless writing and genuinely top drawer comedy. And there's a rather neat twist to enjoy at the end, too... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
98% Insecure: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) It was one of many stirring speeches tonight (newspaper editor Maggie, below, also had one, as did David Tennant's DI Hardy) in an episode which moved us to the brink of a resolution. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
100% Catastrophe: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2018) It is a credit to the writer-performing duo of Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan that, while the show has becomes a huge hit in the US, they make no concession to the down-at-heel language and wholly convincing rhythms. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017