Review: Line Of Duty (S3 E1/6), Thursday 24th March, BBC2

Your average cop procedural has the capacity to trundle along like a decent mid-range Beemer. But such an exclusive marque is Line Of Duty that it can afford to begin with a high-octane burst – and the audacity of this third series opener is the TV drama equivalent of an Aston Martin Vanquish doing doughnuts around the…

The Tunnel: Sabotage pushed back a week due to Brussels terrorist attacks

Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel – starring Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy – was based on The Bridge, and, all in all, did a pretty good job of transporting that idea of two mis-matched cops from different, neighbouring countries investigating a crime on neutral ground to an Anglo/French framework. The second series, which keeps the dynamic of…

Sky1 renews Stan Lee’s Lucky Man for second season

Sky 1 today announces the return of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, made by Carnival Films, after it emerged that the first series (which ends on Friday 25th March) became the channel’s highest-rated original drama series. It averaged 1.9million viewers and also consolidated well on the network’s online streaming NOW TV service. With all this in…

BBC iPlayer rolls out ‘story so far’ for Line Of Duty

Whenever there’s a big series on the way back, the BBC always makes good use if its iPlayer service to present us with handy ‘the story so far’ catch-up videos. They did it with Happy Valley recently, and now they’ve done it with Line Of Duty, one of country’s big crime drama hitters.

Interview: Rowan Atkinson, Maigret

It’s the return of Georges Simenon’s Maigret this Easter Bank Holiday Monday, with Rowan Atkinson this time donning the hat and pipe for a new, feature-length adventure. I managed to see it at the press screening a few weeks ago and was impressed at the way the production team had realised 1950s Paris in such…