Interview: Martin Clunes, Arthur & George

Tomorrow night (Monday 2 March) sees the start of a new, three-part drama based on Julian Barnes’s best seller, Arthur & George. Based on a true story, it follows Sherlock creator Arthur Conan Doyle’s investigation into a horse slaying case up in the Black Country in the early part of the 20th century. Martin Clunes…

Review: The Mentalist (S7 E3/13), Thursday 26th February, Channel 5

What is going on with The Mentalist?  In its final season, the show seems determined to wrong-foot the viewer at every opportunity. Last week we had a prison break drama, this week it’s gone all Homeland as Patrick Jane takes on terrorists on a undercover mission – in Beirut?! Okay, this doesn’t exactly involve Jane, our…

Review: Death in Paradise (S4 E8/8), BBC1 Thursday 26th February, BBC1

As Death in Paradise ambles to the end of this run, Humphrey faces the greatest challenge of his career – solving the mystery of a prisoner killed in a locked cell, while dealing with the arrival of his insufferable father, played by seasoned veteran James Fox. This season has seen Humphrey settling in to his role…