INterview: Trevor Eve, The Interceptor

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We’re used to seeing Trevor Eve in crime dramas (Shoestring, Waking The Dead) and he pops up in the BBC’s new eight-part high concept crime thriller The Interceptor, but this time on the other side of the law. He plays ruthless criminal Roach, Ash’s (the leader of crime busting gang, UNIT) ultimate target. It all adds up to faced-paced, daft and slick fun. Let’s see what Trevor has to say about it all… Continue reading

Interview: O-T Fagbenle, The Interceptor

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BBC One’s new eight-part crime thriller series, The Interceptor, starts tonight (Wednesday 10th June). Although I haven’t seen it yet, everyone I’ve spoken to says it’s so bad it’s good and a real guilty pleasure. The Radio Times called it ‘laughable’. Created and written by Tony Saint, The Interceptor is a gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as the UNIT (nothing to do with Doctor Who). Keeping their quarries under ultra-tight surveillance, they take us into the real world inhabited by the criminals of today. And it’s easy to recognise because it’s the same world the rest of us inhabit. O-T Fagbenle leads the cast as Ash, whose dream of bringing down the biggest fish in the criminal underworld comes a step closer when he’s recruited to the UNIT. His knowledge of the street could be priceless, but with it comes an uncompromising way of doing things, and it ultimately forces Ash into a life-changing predicament: how far is he prepared to go to keep the streets safe for others at the risk of causing irreparable damage to his own life? Here’s O-T talking about the role… Continue reading

Channel 4 to start new foreign language channel this autumn

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If the BBC has been responsible for getting people interested in foreign language drama again, it has been crime dramas like The Killing and The Bridge (above) that have been the shows that have really kickstarted the trend. Those two dramas in particular have given BBC4 the confidence to transmit political drama Borgen and recent period war drama 1864, while other broadcasters like ITV, Channel 4 and Sky have jumped onto the foreign language bandwagon by purchasing series for their own channels. And now Channel 4 has announced that it will be rolling out an entire new channel dedicated to foreign-language drama later in the year. So what does this mean for crime drama fans? Continue reading

Detailed True Detective season 2 plotlines and new trailer unveiled by HBO

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We’re only a week or so away from series two of True Detective, the first series of which walked away with our Best Show Of The Year tag for 2014. So we’re absolutely beside ourselves with excitement at the prospect of a second instalment, even though we know that this second run will be very different from the first (location, characters etc). What we’re hoping for is that Nic Pizzolatto’s gritty examination of the disenfranchised and those that society has forgotten will still remain. The good news is that HBO has released two new trailers, as well as more plotlines, stoking the fires until they burn. Continue reading