Well, this is good news. However forward-thinking and down with the kids transferring a once terrestrial channel over to online is, there’s a danger that genuinely quality projects might get missed by a wider audience. Which is why the BBC has decided to show Marnie Dickens’ incredible kidnap drama, Thirteen, on one of its traditional, terrestrial channels.
I genuinely can’t wait for everyone out there to see Thirteen. I was blown away by the first episode (I’ll explain why in my review, which is on the way), and it felt it was really well written, well acted and affecting stuff. It’s due to start this Sunday on BBC3 (online only).
Jodie Comer stars as Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who escapes from the cellar that’s been her prison for the last thirteen years. Returning home to her family and to her life, this is only the beginning of the story: Is she really who she says she is? How will her family react to her when she returns home?
It really is a tense, emotional and twist-turny drama right out of the top drawer.
Here’s a trailer:
So, not only can you watch it online, but from Sunday 6th March, you can watch it on BBC2 (10pm).
UPDATE/CLARIFICATION: I just wanted to make clear that the show will continue to be shown online on BBC3, as well as BBC2