Filming starts on series eight of Inspector George Gently

I know I’m in the minority, but it’s great news (to me at least) that Peter Flannery’s Inspector George Gently is starting to film its eighth series. I like the dourness of it, I like the dynamic between Gently and Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) and I like the way it incorporates the changing social and cultural…

Trailer: Wayward Pines, FOX

The current re-emergence of Twin Peaks into our consciousness highlights the fact that David Lynch’s surreal, scary procedural was as influential as they come. And while a few series have benefitted from Twin Peaks’ trailblazing, a new series – from M. Night Shyamalan – seems to get as wilfully close to Lynch’s masterpiece as possible.

Review: New Tricks (S11 E3/10), Monday 1st September

Ironically, although the trendy BBC overlords would dearly love to drive a stake though the heart of this hoary old ratings titan, New Tricks sometimes trumps their contention that it is deeply unsexy TV by ingratiating itself with a plotline that’s bang up to date. And this week’s episode of the warhorse of police procedurals also…