Interview: Paul Abbott, No Offence

Tonight (Tuesday 5th May) one of the country’s best writers is back with a new series on Channel 4, this time set in the realms of the police force. No Offence features a team of coppers who do battle with drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers. The team is led by the dizzyingly capable but…

Review: Gotham (S1 E19/22), Monday 4th May, Channel 5

Fish Mooney has quickly established herself as the queen bee in Dr Dulmacher’s sinister facility, but escape seems no closer; the icy waters surrounding the island and the heavily-armed Catchers see to that. Still, the yacht and the helicopter seem attractive possibilities, and Fish lays her plans. First she recruits some heavies – we assume,…

Review: Safe House (S1 E3/4), Monday 4th May, ITV

We’re entering the last two episodes of this four-part thriller, and things have started to percolate a bit since its disappointing first episode. Which is great, but I can’t help thinking that because of the pedigree both in front and behind the camera this should be much better. It’s like going to your favourite restaurant, ordering your…