Torchwood: the reviews begin

In case you’re wondering whether Torchwood is going to be any good, reviews are already coming in, principally from The Guardian. Its Organ Grinder blog reviews it over here, while its Media Talk podcast has a brief review by Gareth McLean and Matt Wells towards the end, which is along the lines of “good, but the opening 20 minutes should have been chopped out.”

As always, wait until the third episode to be sure.

PS Ooh, another PS for Scott, whom I notice has left a comment over at the Media Talk podcast. You’re right, Scott: I think Emily Bell has missed the point, too, particularly in her comments on the value of local news coverage. But that’s for elsewhere…


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.