BBC confirms transmission date for last series of New Tricks

Say what you like about New Tricks (and plenty of people have), but you can’t deny that it’s an absolute ratings juggernaut, consistently pulling in over eight million UK viewers per episode. Like the lamentable Death In Paradise (sorry, not a fan), there’s something formulaic and comforting about the series, which in this age of…

Sky Atlantic snaps up David Duchovny drama Aquarius

We’ve already carried a story expressed mild excitement at the premise of the David Duchovny drama, Aquarius (see it here), so it’s great news that the series has been snapped up by Sky Atlantic for UK transmission. Although it hasn’t been getting huge audiences in the US and good but not great critical acclaim, it’s…

Elizabeth Moss returns for season two of Top Of The Lake

Two-thousand-and-thirteen’s Top Of The Lake was one of the better crime dramas in recent years. Created and directed by Oscar-winning director Jane Campion, the series was shot in beautiful New Zealand and this landscape produced a sublime, complex and dream-like series. It starred Mad Men actress Elizabeth Moss as Detective Robin Griffin, an Australian police woman called…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E7/13), Wednesday 22nd July, Sky Living

In some ways, Hannibal could finish here; plot-lines are resolved, old scores are settled, balance is restored, closure is achieved. But it can’t finish here; in fact, it’s hardly begun. Though this episode, Digestivo, ends with Will Graham alive and free, and Hannibal caged, that’s not the end of the relationship. It’s merely the beginning.

Review: The Interceptor (S1 E7/8), Wednesday 22nd July, BBC1

Ash is out of hospital after a beating at the hands of Roach’s associate Yorkie, more determined than ever to get to the big man now that’s he’s spoken to him for the first time. But with his cover blown, he’s sidelined. After his minor faux pas of asking his kids to follow Docker, Ash no…