Interview: Sheridan Smith, Black Work

black_work_itvWhile True Detective gets all the headlines, there’s a new three-part British crime drama starting on Sunday night (20th June). It stars Sheridan Smith – one of Britain’s best young actresses – as Leeds police constable Jo Gillespie, who’s coming to terms with the death of her undercover policeman husband, Ryan. As she battles to stay strong for the benefit of daughter Melly and stepson Hal, Jo is urged by her bosses, DCI Will Hepburn (Douglas Henshall) and Chief Constable Carolyn Jarecki (Geraldine James), to leave it to her fellow officers to find the killer. But when the murder enquiry starts to uncover some dangerous secrets about Ryan, Jo’s faith in the police family of which she has been a part for so long is severely tested. No longer sure who to trust, Jo embarks on her own investigation with the help of friend and colleague Jack Clark (Matthew McNulty), but as they close in on the identity of Ryan’s killer. Sounds juicy. What does Sheridan have to say about it all?

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Five things I want to see in season two of True Detective


150507-true-detective-1024x374Obviously Nic Pizzolatto can do what he likes, but because I was such a huge fan of the first series of True Detective, flaws and all, this post is more about stoking my own excitement than anything else. If you needed a reminder, series two of True Detective starts on Monday (21st June) and I couldn’t be more excited. This time around the story is set in LA, California, and stars the likes of Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughan. Everything points to another study in broken people doing dark things and trying to come out of the end of it alive. So here are the five things I’d like to see from series two… Continue reading