How to create your own festive television schedule

Television in this region makes almost no concession to the fact it’s the Christmas season, so here’s a list of TV episodes (with series and episode number) you might want to get hold of to put you in the mood. In this case, a good mood — sorry EastEnders fans. And, of course, we’re not…

The Rotters’ Club

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais’ adaptation of Jonathon Coe’s novel, The Rotters’ Club, charts the lives of Birmingham teenagers and their families in the 1970s. But can the small screen do justice to one of the best British novels of the last decade? Words Matt Pomroy Nostalga’s not what it used to be –…