BBC confirms transmission date for One Of Us

Programme Name: One of Us - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Louise Elliot (JULIET STEVENSON), Claire Elliot (JOANNA VANDERHAM), Moira Douglas (JULIE GRAHAM), Anna (GEORGINA CAMPBELL), Rob Elliot (JOE DEMPSIE), Bill Douglas (JOHN LYNCH), Alastair (GARY LEWIS) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Mark Mainz

(C) BBC – Photographer: Mark Mainz

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. Continue reading


Channel 4 confirms transmission date for The Watchman


Stephen Graham The Watchman

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. Continue reading

BBC confirms Ripper Street season four transmission date; moves to BBC2

Programme Name: Ripper Street S4 - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. Generics) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Bennet Drake (JEROME FLYNN), Homer Jackson (ADAM ROTHENBERG), Edmund Reid (MATTHEW MACFADYEN), Croker (DAVID THRELFALL), Long Susan (MYANNA BURING) - (C) Tiger Aspect 2016 - Photographer: Bernard Walsh

(C) Tiger Aspect 2016 – Photographer: Bernard Walsh

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. Continue reading

Work starts on Katrina: American Crime Story


acscanren-700x400I 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. Continue reading