ITV commissions Brighton-based crime drama The Level

ITV specialises in those short, intense three or four-part stories seemingly off a never-ending production line. Now the network has commissioned another crime drama series, but this time six-parter. The Level is being produced by BAFTA award-winning indie Hillbilly Television (Second Coming, Random, Holy Flying Circus) and is written by Gaby Chiappe (Shetland, Vera, Lark Rise to Candleford)…

Instagram to debut new crime drama Shield 5

For a good few years now we’ve TV channels have used social media like Facebook, Twitter and Vine to distribute trailers lasting anywhere between 20 and 90 seconds, and have used Instagram (owned by Facebook) to showcase images from series and added little visual extras. Couple that with the whole on-demand viewing phenomenon and there’s no…

Review: Gotham (S2 E4/22), Monday 1st February, Channel 5

While the first three episodes of this season concentrated on the reign of terror of The Maniax, and ended with the surprise death of proto-Joker Jerome, we now move on to the real mover behind this wave of evil – the enigmatic Theo Galavan (James Frain). Frain proves the adage that if US dramas want a…