Review: Beck (E2/5), Saturday 19th September, BBC4

During our short acquaintance with him we have divined that our veteran Detective Inspector Martin Beck (Peter Haber) is not exactly comfortable in his own skin (the Swede shares a lot in common with Morse). Both like to think of themselves as cerebral and neither can quite get a handle on the seamier side of…

Review: Ripper Street (S3 E8/8), Friday 18th September, BBC1

Theodore Swift, Susan Hart’s estranged father, has arrived from America, on the run after his shady business empire has been exposed; will he bring ruin to Susan, or be her salvation? A twisty, turny series in which heroes have become villains, series three of Ripper Street has maintained its standards with aplomb. Inspector Reid has (effectively) died…