As I mentioned yesterday, things are about to kick off post-Olympics and one of the things that will merit your attention at the end of the month is the four-part BBC1 series, One Of Us. It has a great cast, a great premise and has been concocted by The Missing showrunners Harry and Jack Williams. And now the BBC has confirmed its transmission date.
We’re getting a lot of transmission confirmations today, which is great because we know that in a few weeks normal service will be resumed and lots of new stuff will be starting. One such thing is Channel 4’s The Watchman, a one-off drama starring the always-brilliant Stephen Graham in the kind of role he does so well – disenfranchised, kindly but with rage always seeming to bubble just below the surface. The country’s modern-day De Niro, for sure. Anyway, Channel 4 has confirmed this intriguing drama’s transmission date.
Ah, Ripper Street. I have a soft spot for it, but it’s now entering the twilight of its existence, with this brand new fourth series (already shown on Amazon Prime) set to be its penultimate run. I like the suits, I like the realisation of the Victorian-era East End and I like the strange language with which the characters speak. Series three was a corker, and now there are high hopes for the fourth. The BBC has now confirmed the transmission date.
I know we didn’t cover it in as much depth as I would have liked (hey, I can only watch/write so much), but The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story was an expert retelling of one of the most sensational manhunts and subsequent trials in modern history. Showrunner Ryan Murphy had already earmarked the project as an anthology franchise, and some months ago news broke that the next story would be based in New Orleans, around the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (see our original story here). Now we have a bit more information.