Trailer: Law & Order: UK Series Eight

It’s always difficult to keep a long-running series consistent and fresh, and we felt that Law & Order: UK suffered last series. Its key partnership of Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and Sam Casey (Paul Nicholls) wasn’t really working (not least because of Nicholls’ appalling Cockney accent). Series eight sees Ronnie get a brand new partner…

Will True Detective Feature Female Detectives In Series Two?

And so the True Detective wheel continues to turn. As the series develops (it’s almost over in the US, and we’re still developmental stage over here with episode two set to air this weekend), reviews, praise, counter-argument, negative reviews and rumours all help to keep this excellent new crime drama in the forefront of the…

First Trailer For Fargo With Billy Bob Thornton And Martin Freeman

When it was announced that US cable network FX would be making a TV version of the Coen brothers’ superb Oscar-winning 1996 film there was cautious optimism. Cautious because any sort of remake or refreshes or whatever you want to call them often fall flat, and optimism because Fargo was just so good and set…

Interview: David Baldacci, King & Maxwell

David Baldacci is one of the world’s most prolific and best-selling novelists. His political thrillers have sold by the bucket-load, some providing the base for hit movies (like Absolute Power, for instance). Created over a decade ago, his King & Maxwell series has been adapted for television, and the 10-part series will start on Alibi…

Ripper Street to return for third series

There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth when the BBC, in its infinite wisdom, decided to axe Victoria-era crime drama, Ripper Street, even though it had been scheduled poorly and suffered a slight dip in ratings. It was still a solid draw and it had obviously accrued a loyal fan base, so it was…