Review: Jordskott (S1 E3/10), Wednesday 24th June, ITV Encore

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So we’re two episodes into what could have been the next great Scandinavian crime drama, but instead we’re teetering on the edge of the supernatural genre, with plant-based humans with roots for fingers creeping around the place. For police investigator Eva Thörnblad, who has returned to her hometown not only to deal with her father’s funeral but also try to find out what really happened to her daughter (who had disappeared eight years earlier, presumed drowned), an encounter with Flower Pot Girl added fuel to her fire. People told her that the hospital-bound Flower Pot Girl wasn’t her daughter Josefine, and indeed a DNA test confirmed there was no connection between the two, but she was having none of it. Mother’s intuition told her that Flower Pot Girl was Josefine, and that was that. Continue reading

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Stephen Mangan to play Houdini in new ITV Conan Doyle drama

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Stephen-Mangan-006We’ve just had an ITV drama featuring Sherlock Holmes creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but now the network has announced that it is returning to the 19th literary boss for more fictional stories. Like Arthur & George, Conan Doyle gets a partner in solving crime, but not quite the person you would imagine – the legendary escapologist Harry Houdini. Sound strange? Why yes, it does. But there’s a method behind the madness… Continue reading