This fortnight, Nick & Alastair saw the first two episodes of the new His Dark Materials adaptation from the BBC and HBO!

But first, Nick’s caught up with Netflix’s popular women’s wrestling series GLOW, while Alastair’s acquainted himself with the latest re-release of Apocalypse Now – The Final Cut.

And then we get into His Dark Materials (10:50), the latest adaptation of Philip Pullman’s beloved novels starring James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Dafne Keen. Alastair has a deep love for these books – can the show live up to them?

Small spoiler note: inevitably, Nick and Alastair can’t get through this review without mentioning a few plot points from later on in the book series.

All that done, they ask this week’s big question: whatever happened to British sci-fi/fantasy on TV? (27:27) The bleakness of the answer will shock you.

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