Interview: Anna Maxwell Martin, Midwinter Of The Spirit

From ITV Studios Midwinter Of The Spirit on ITV Pictured: Rev. Merrily Watkins [Anna Maxwell Martin]. Merrily is deeply human in her doubts and scepticism, but her knowledge of the paranormal underworld brings her to the notice of local police who need her advice in the investigation of a grisly murder. This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk.  This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website For further information please contact: / 0207 157 3052

I don’t mind telling you that I bloody love Anna Maxwell Martin. One of the country’s best actresses, she’s really excellent in this – a new ITV three-parter that’s a crime drama, but not as we know it (Jim). An adaptation of Phil Rickman’s best-selling novels Maxwell Martin – who’s no stranger to crime drama, thanks to The Bletchley Circle and the upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation of And Then There Were None – stars as Merrily Watkins, a priest who moves to Hereford with her teenage daughter to start afresh after her husband was killed in a car crash. Instead of a fresh start she becomes embroiled in a murder case, which has strong links to satanism. Unusually for television series, Midwinter Of The Spirit is actually pretty creepy and scary. We managed to get hold of an interview with Maxwell Martin, and it’s after the jump if it pleases. Continue reading Interview: Anna Maxwell Martin, Midwinter Of The Spirit


BBC America releases first image from new season of Luther

CPH63TzWoAAnR-pWe already know that two of the biggest hitters in the UK crime genre – Sherlock and Luther – will be back on our screens this Christmas. As far as Sherlock is concerned, we know that he and Watson will star in a one-off Victorian episode, succeeded by a full series. We don’t know much when it comes to Luther, other than that there will be a brand new two-parter by the end of the year. And today BBC America released the first image from the two-parter. Continue reading BBC America releases first image from new season of Luther