Review: Unforgotten (S1 E4/6), Thursday 29th October, ITV

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MAINSTREET PICTURES FOR ITV UNFORGOTTEN EPISODE 1 Pictured :  NICOLA WALKER as DCI Cassie Stuart and SANJEEV BHASKAR as DS Sunil Khan. Photographer: JOHN ROGERS This image is the copyright of ITV and must be credited. The images are for one use only and to be used in relation to UNFORGOTTEN, any further usage could incur a fee.

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With the four prime suspects in the 39-year-old murder of drifter Jimmy now firmly in her sights, Cassie’s problem is which will crack first. Philip Cross admits to associating with some dodgy sorts, but denies being capable of murder; Cassie thinks he’s just the type.  Eric Slater seems to be bullying his frail wife, but is it to hide something from his past? It turns out he does have a conviction for violence, in a homophobic assault. Does this suggest another possible motive for Jimmy’s murder?

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Trailer/Interview: Essie Davis, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

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If you’re missing your fix of 1920s-set amateur detectoring, you could do far worse than tune into Alibi tonight to watch the new, third series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Based on the novels by Deb Cole and Kerry Greenwood, it’s a lush, glamorous series that uses Art Deco Melbourne as its backdrop and sassy private detective Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) as its main character. It’s well worth a look. There’s a filmed interview with Davis after the jump… Continue reading

ITV confirms transmission date for The Frankenstein Chronicles

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the_frankenstein_chroniclesIt seems to be the way these days – and this year in particular – that crime dramas and horror stories are meshing to form a new sub genre. Crorror? Hime? Whatever you want to call it, it’s a burgeoning little scene and ITV’s The Frankenstein Chronicles is the latest series to mix these elements two together. I’ve seen the first episode (more on that later), and it’s actually really good, despite my initial misgivings. And now ITV has confirmed its transmission date.

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Trailer: Unforgotten, episode four

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44ad7086-7358-11e5-_994067cITV’s Unforgotten is turning into a quality whodunit, and this week the investigation into Jimmy’s death continues with the discovery of marks on his body consistent with known gangland torture methods. Cassie and Sunny question Sir Phillip to find out exactly what his involvement was with a prominent East End crime family and Eric and Claire’s anniversary party gets underway. There’s a trailer after the jump…  Continue reading

Review: River (S1 E3/6), Tuesday 27th October, BBC1

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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 20/10/2015 - Programme Name: River - TX: n/a - Episode: River (No. Ep 3) - Picture Shows: **STRICTLY EMBARGIED UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER, 2015** John River (STELLAN SKARSGARD) - (C) Kudos - Photographer: Nick Briggs

(C) Kudos – Photographer: Nick Briggs

After two episodes of this well-made crime drama we had gone from cooing over the relationship between John River (Stellan Skarsgard) and Jackie ‘Stevie’ Stevenson (Nicola Walker) and their perfectly meshed, affectionate chalk-and-cheese dynamic to not quite knowing who Stevie was or is anymore. Not quite an unreliable narrator, but certainly an unreliable character. So the question remained: who was Stevie? Continue reading

Review: Hinterland/Y Gwyll (S2 E7/8), Sunday 25th October, S4C

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This second series of Hinterland/Y Gwyll has been of the highest quality, but now it’s time for the final two-part story of the series. In the last episode we saw the re-emergence of Iwan Thomas, a character who first appeared in the final episodes of the last series. He has some serious beef with Prosser, and everything pointed to something that the taciturn chief was covering up. But what? And what kind of gruesome case would Mathias and Rhys be thrust into this time? Continue reading