The Beautiful Game

Monday, February 16 2015
The Beautiful Game

HBO head of home entertainment Sofia Chang is in London for little more than 36 hours, arriving one evening, spending a busy day carrying out interviews to promote the latest Game Of Thrones physical release and then flying out again later. It’s a busy schedule, when The Raygun meets her, in central London’s Soho House; […]

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Life After Netflix

Tuesday, June 3 2014
Life After Netflix

The release of Orange Is The New Black marks the latest addition in what is becoming something of a trend in the video industry. The subscription video on demand services may have been dominating the headlines when it comes to discussing television programming, while others may have been proclaiming the box set is dead, and […]

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Lining Up Exclusives

Thursday, October 31 2013
Lining Up Exclusives

Range. Value. Convenience. It¹s been the LOVEFiLM motto for more than a decade, back to the days when it started as a purely rental by post operator. But now, in its new incarnation as a hybrid company offering its old rental by post and streaming options, those three elements remain key, as its marketing chief […]

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The Walking Dead March On

Monday, September 9 2013
The Walking Dead March On

Former UK video trade press editor Toby Weidmann, now at the helm of The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine, published quarterly in the US and UK by Titan Magazines, on why the series is going from strength to strength… This autumn marks the return of AMC’s The Walking Dead to TV and with the series […]

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Stone The Crows

Friday, August 23 2013
Stone The Crows

4DVD has had a consistently strong slate for Q4 periods in recent years and 2013 is no different. In fact, it sees it cementing its reputation as one of the market’s biggest players in the live comedy arena,a raft of excellent comedies (it feels as if it is at the forefront of something of a […]

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Z List Talent

Thursday, July 25 2013
Z List Talent

It’s the theme tune that greets players at home matches at football stadiums as far afield as Watford and Everton, it was a groundbreaking British cop drama that has oft been recognised as one of the finest programmes this country has ever produced, it ran for 16 years, spanning two tumultuous decades where the face […]

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British TV Makes A Killing

Friday, June 28 2013
British TV Makes A Killing

The Fall at number one in the charts, following hot on the heels of the success of Broadchurch. The Village wins plaudits and impressive viewing figures, becoming a homegrown sensation. Run, starring BAFTA winner Olivia Colman among others, charts the miserable lives of a group of Londoners living below the poverty line. All are gritty, […]

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Netflix Boasts A Full House

Friday, February 15 2013
Netflix Boasts A Full House

February 1. It was, the media almost as one said, the day that changed the way we consume entertainment, an event that heralded a new future for television. It was the day that Netflix went live with its eagerly-awaited homegrown production, the new adaptation of House Of Cards. At an estimated cost of $100 million, […]

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Best Box Sets Vote Goes Down To The Wire

Monday, November 5 2012
Best Box Sets Vote Goes Down To The Wire

Another week, another top television box sets you must own chart surfaces from the quality press. The Raygun has been documenting the irresistible lure of the format for the chattering classes for some time, but, the inexorable rise of Breaking Bad has taken it on light years. Heck, the phrase “box set” has moved into […]

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A Taste Of Madison Avenue

Thursday, September 27 2012
A Taste Of Madison Avenue

In an age where TV programmes are ruthlessly and brutally cancelled even when they have a dedicated fanbase, where quality programming sometimes struggles to find an audience despite boasting critical acclaim and where some truly outstanding series can’t even get regular transmission on UK TV screens, Mad Men is a true rarity. For it not […]

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Puck To The Future…

Monday, July 9 2012
Puck To The Future…

It’s a blend of the best of British comedy – heavy on the irony, laying on the sarcasm as thick as you like – and its US sitcom counterpart, snappy with the one-liners and zingers,  glamorous and incredibly fast-moving. And it appears as if, as the second series of the show comes to a close, […]

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On The Box

Thursday, June 7 2012
On The Box

Another week, another box set feature… In recent weeks, both the Mail On Sunday’s You magazine and the Daily Telegraph have trotted out extensive features on TV on DVD, box sets and how they’ve changed the writers’ respective lives, loves, family activities and more. It’s as if the writers have just discovered TV on DVD […]

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History Rewritten

Thursday, May 24 2012
History Rewritten

An obsession with disgusting behaviour and toilet humour, an irreverent take on serious historical incidents, a wealth of spoof songs based on current chart hits, a more than passing interest in the ridiculous ways in which historical figures have died, a series of wicked historical versions of contemporary television programmes, a guest list of stars […]

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Tube On The Tube

Friday, October 14 2011
Tube On The Tube

This is the trailer that prospective buyers of Acorn Media’s The Best Of Rude Tube will see when they scan in the QR code on the back of the sleeve of the November 21 release. As we noted on this week’s Raygun newsletter, the title represents Acorn’s first  fully fledged TV advertising campaign, with spots […]

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A House Fit For Every Home…

Monday, September 26 2011
A House Fit For Every Home…

It’s hard to believe that House is now up to its seventh season, and as the massive rating American show arrives that that impressive figure, Universal Playback has created this unique viral for one of its key franchises.  The viral celebrates the seven elements that have helped make the Hugh Laurie starring show more than […]

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