Interview: Sally Wainwright, Happy Valley

It’s not every day you get to talk to an award-winning writer who is right at the top of their game, but that’s what The Killing Times did last week. Sally Wainwright is currently wowing all and sundry with her dark tale of kidnap and traumatic road to redemption, Happy Valley. Like most Wainwright dramas it starts off with one…

ITV announces ‘DNA’ crime drama

With Prey, Vera, The Widower, Endeavour and the forthcoming Scott And Bailey, ITV has, once again, been pretty strong when it has come to crime drama this year. And what do you know? The network has followed up the announcement that Martin Clunes will take on the role of Arthur Conan Doyle (read all about…

Review: Fargo (S1 E5/10), Sunday 18th May

One of the things I’ve loved about Fargo is Lester’s story and in particular the deterioration of his hand. Ever since he battered his wife’s head in with a hammer and was present at the shooting of Vern Thurman, the wound he received in hand has evolved from a mild irritation to a swollen, pus-filled festerer of…