Is River ‘an absolute stinker from top to bottom’?

There was an interesting article on the Radio Times website yesterday (have a read of it here) from a respected journalist who presented a fulsome argument against River, Abi Morgan’s six-part thriller-with-a-difference. The headline itself – Why River Is A Stinker, From Top To Bottom – leaves us no doubt which way Alison Graham’s argument is…

Review: River (S1 E4/6), Tuesday 3rd November, BBC1

Straight away the pace and the intensity of this episode was a notch above episode three, mainly because the search was on for Haider – the man who worked at Crystal Kebabs and the man Stevie was spotted in an embrace with on CCTV. The investigation took River and Ira (and Chrissie now) into the world…

Review: Lewis (S9 E5/6), Tuesday 3rd November, ITV

As we watch this episode, it’s been announced that this is to be the final case for Lewis, as season nine will be the last (see the news story elsewhere on this site). Will it be as traumatic as the final Inspector Morse, or will Robbie be allowed to slip into comfortable retirement with the fragrant…