We’re great fans of Ripper Street here at The Killing Times, and were thrilled when the BBC’s cancellation of the series was remedied by its swift adoption by Amazon. But has series three kept up the standard? There has been twists, turns, character development and interesting stories told coherently and very well. With the series three finale looming large, here’s five reasons why we think this series of Ripper Street has been the best yet. Continue reading Five things series three of Ripper Street got right
Daily Archives: September 17, 2015
Review: Rectify (S1 E3/6), Tuesday 15th September, AMC UK
Apologies this is a few days late, but I’ve been a bit under the weather. However, I want to keep going with Rectify because it’s quality drama – small, independent drama – that deserves to be watched and deserves to have its word spread hither and thither. If you haven’t had a go on it, I recommend it – it’s slow-moving, yes, but it’s a rich, nuanced piece of work.
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Interview: Ed Thomas, Hinterland/Y Gwyll
Hinterland/Y Gwyll is one of the UK’s very best crime dramas, so the fact that it’s now in full swing again (on S4C, it’ll be on BBC4 later in the year) is very good news. I managed to catch up with showrunner Ed Thomas to talk about the series, and it was a really great and fascinating chat, not least because he spoke to me about his plans for the show’s future, how he takes westerns as his cue for inspiration and how the landscape and people of Ceredigion shape his stories. It’s all after the jump. Continue reading Interview: Ed Thomas, Hinterland/Y Gwyll