Another week, another traipse through the woods for Jason, Pythagoras and Hercules as the lunacy, carnage and glory of Greek mythology is diluted and marmelised beyond recognition by the BBC teatime treatment. This is a kid’s show, of course, so no-one’s expecting incest or disembowelment or bodies being dragged behind chariots, but we can be forgiven for counting on a Monster of the Week, or a fun and recognisable Mythical figure swinging through.
Instead Jason and co are dispatched into the forest to pick up Ariadne’s exiled brother, while back in the citadel characters mistake skulking about in the shadows with palace intrigue. By the end of the episode we are back where we started in more ways than one. The unfortunate cast is given precious little to do along the way. Jason still exudes all the charm of a clueless estate agent, Mark Addy’s Hercules is reduced to Gentle Giant duties as he fusses over his pet beetle and Pythagoras may as well not be there at all.
Royal Standard Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
With chilled out San Francisco vibes, this cocktail bar just around the corner from Paddington Station offers up two floors of chic space in which to grab a beverage and a bite to eat. There’s a good range of cocktails on offer, mostly for under a tenner, and a selection of craft beers. Check out the margaritas that come in an array of flavours such as kiwi and blueberry. Lunch and dinner are Mediterranean- and French-inspired – choose from charcuterie boards to steak while you settle down for the evening.
Venue says: “Handcrafted cocktails and real food - where opulence meets chilled vibes in this San Francisco loft inspired cocktail bar and restaurant.”