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Banner photo of the cast of Netflix's show "Sex Education"

Back To School: Sex (Re)Education

The well-established mix of humour and honesty that Sex Education brings to these themes is a refreshing approach, and enables an exploration of a huge variety of sensitive issues regarding sexuality, as well as more light-hearted everyday adolescent dramas.

Let’s talk about friendship

Netflix’s popular and influential show Sex Education has received great acclaim for its honest portrayal of sexual interactions between secondary school teens. However, its...

The future of film in a post-pandemic world

Is the cinematic experience in danger of decline?

In Conversation with Eleanor Neale

"These ones are being told on my channel because no one else will tell them and I want to tell that story."

In Conversation with George Robinson

Series three of Sex Education cannot come soon enough. The hit show had over forty million households tune in to its first season, and I...

Checkmate or blunder? Adapting “The Queen’s Gambit” for the musical stage

"To adapt such a complex series into a musical would be to severely undermine the weight of each of these topics and in turn, the production would do no justice to the character of Beth Harmon and the communities she represents." Beth Ranasinghe considers the obstacles in the path of adapting the hit Netflix show for the musical stage.

Teen Dramas: Winx Saga Doesn’t Fly

Whilst Winx Saga is tripping over itself to scream 2020s at us, some of the most successful teen-based Netflix shows – Stranger Things and Sex Education for example – are both doing the opposite

Central Oxford to be closed while new Netflix show filmed

Jill Cushen reports on the upcoming Netflix show "Anatomy of a Scandal", parts of which will be filmed in Oxford.

Review: The Social Dilemma

"The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, depicts the rise of social media and personalised online services. Deeply unnerving, it shows us not only their power over each and every one of us, but also their damage to society."

The Crown’s Unspoken Words

'I think, when it comes to any biopic, "real history" has to be deprioritised. If an accurate and chronological rendering of history is what you're looking for, watch a documentary!' Maebh Howell writes on the dichotomies of the biopic, asking which is to be prioritised; accurate truth-telling or entertaining story-telling.