Season three of Endeavour begins production

Series three of the Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour, has gone into production. The ITV series, with four episodes in this new series, will is written by Lewis and Endeavour creator and Inspector Morse writer, Russell Lewis. Colin Dexter, whose first Morse story was published in 1975, continues his association with the drama, acting as a consultant…

Review: Fortitude (S1 E9/11), Thursday 26th March, Sky Atlantic

Last week I wrote that the eighth episode of Fortitude felt like the deep breath before the plunge into the mayhem of dénouement. Things bubbled and simmered, things held firm, scenes were longer, more considered. It was a classic tactic in a series of this length, where you can afford to have an episode that takes stock…

Review: The Mentalist (S7 E7/13), Thursday 26th March, Channel 5

We’ve heard plenty about Patrick Jane’s upbringing among carnie folk, and we know about the tragic loss of his family, but we don’t know much about Teresa Lisbon’s family, except that it includes several rowdy brothers. All that changes in this episode, in which Jane is introduced to the Lisbons as prospective husband material, and it’s…

Review: DCI Banks (S4 E4/6), Wednesday March 26th, ITV

The death of a female lawyer and a mystery man known as Steven Cadley looks like revenge against an informant; but we suspect that the real motive might have been tangled family relationships. Certainly, Banks is having trouble with own estranged father, and DI Morton with her entire family, so it would fit the theme….

Ronald Reagan To Appear In Season Two Of Fargo, Played By Bruce Campbell

We’re keeping a close eye on Fargo, as its second series progresses, especially as it one of our favourite shows from last year. We’ve learned a few things from the Noah Hawley-created TV version of the Coen brothers’ cinematic gem. The first series starred Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Allison Tolman – all excellently…

Review: Elementary (S3 E14/24), Tuesday 24th March, Sky Living

After the resolution of the Kitty storyline, which ended with Joan looking as if she would resume her position as Sherlock’s protégé, we could have hoped the poor woman would settle into a happy lifestyle. But no, her on-off boyfriend Andrew – about to be definitely off if Joan went through with her intention to…

The Bridge’s Saga Norén and her two stunt doubles

As our post from a few weeks ago, The Bridge III is fully under way and unit photography suggests an interesting, albeit Martin Rohde-less, storyline. I haven’t got too much to say about this, except it’s always fun to see Saga in action and here’s three of them – Sofia Helin and her two stunt…

Review: Gotham (S1 13/22), Monday 23rd March, Channel 5

So Jim Gordon’s been to Hell and back – well, to Arkham Asylum, which amounts to the same thing – and now he’s back on the job, and fired up with a new determination. Is he the saviour of Gotham City? Well, before we get too messianic, let’s remember poor Fish Mooney, out-manoeuvered by Penguin…

Review: Bloodline (S1 E1/13), Netflix

As we all know now, online pay-TV portal Netflix has spearheaded the binge-watching revolution. Releasing whole series in big televisual gash, people now think of nothing than sitting and watching a series of, say, 12 or 16 episodes over one weekend. Or, if they’re feeling particularly fruity, during a whole day. I’ve done it myself….

Review: Fortitude (S1 E8/11), Thursday 19th March, Sky Atlantic

This excellent series of Fortitude has kept us guessing now for nine hours’ worth of television, menacingly crawling through the whodunit genre until it took a bit of a twist and meshed with the horror genre. First there was one death, then a murder, then a reveal, then another murder. Quite the journey. Now, after…

Gracepoint transmission date confirmed by ITV

Broadchurch, the hit British crime drama written and created by Chris Chibnall, is now over for another year, with people scratching their heads and digesting and ruminating on what happened and why it happened and why it happened the way it did. There will be another, third series along next year but over in The…