Released in 2013, Louise Doughty’s seventh novel, Apple Tree Yard, became one of the biggest selling of the year. It told the story of a middle-aged woman in the dock, accused of murder. Why was this respectable, married mother there? Did she really do what she was accused of? All meaty things explored in the book. Now it’s being adapted for the BBC by Amanda Coe. Continue reading Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin for BBC1 adaptation of Apple Tree Yard
Daily Archives: January 12, 2016
Review: Gotham (S2 E1/22), Monday 11th January, Channel 5
The first season of Gotham gave us practically everything any fan of gothic detective fiction could have wanted; a tortured hero, bizarre villains, a complex plot, and gruesome action. The fact that all this takes place in the fantastical world of DC Comics’ Batman doesn’t alter the fact that Jim Gordon (Ben Mackenzie) is essentially the same as any other hard-boiled cop in a corrupt city; like us, he’s waiting for a miracle, but until it arrives (and as young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is only in his early teens, that will be some time), Gordon has only his wit and his guts to rely on.
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Reports: Sherilyn Fenn WILL return to Twin Peaks
By all accounts, Showtime’s revival of Twin Peaks has, after a rocky road, been filming for a few months now, but the cast announcements have been kept under wraps so far. Until now – multiple reports suggest that one of the most beloved characters from the original series is returning to the new, David Lynch-directed series, out in 2017. Continue reading Reports: Sherilyn Fenn WILL return to Twin Peaks