Review: Happy Valley (S2 E5/6), Tuesday 8th March, BBC1

With only one episode left we’re starting to enter the final straight of this second series of Happy Valley and storylines began to be tied up, with characters preparing to position themselves for their final showdowns. But before then there was a scene so extraordinary and emotional – which acted as a stunning twist and part of the moving on…

BBC confirms Line Of Duty III transmission date

Over two series, Jed Mercurio’s Line Of Duty has become one of Britain’s premiere crime dramas, full of intense action and often characterised by some seriously well written, choreographed and acted interview scenes, which seem to go on for an impressive amount of time. We’ve known for a while that series three is just around…

Review: Gotham (S2 E9/22), Monday 7th March, Channel 5

Gotham has always been a violent series – and sometimes the violence does seem gratuitous – but it rarely reaches the gag-making proportions of this episode, A Bitter Pill to Swallow. If you have eaten lunch, prepare to lose it now.

Trailer: Maigret, ITV

When Rowan Atkinson was announced as the new Maigret, it felt like a polarising appointment. But I could see why he was cast, and it seemed to me if it worked out it would be an interesting and potentially inspired piece of casting. We’re edging towards transmission of the first film (we’re talking only weeks away, here),…