Review: The Night Of (S1 E7/8), Thursday 13th October, Sky Atlantic

This series has been so good in lots of different ways – from the punchy, briney dialogue (I’ve recently finished reading Richard¬†Price’s The Whites, which is highly recommended) to the characterisation, giving each of the main players depth, quirks and believable layers, not to mention the idea that characters and personalities change and adapt to…

Review: The Fall (S3 E3/6), Thursday 13th October, BBC1

The tempo in the third run of The Fall has so far been noticeably more lethargic than in the previous two series. Much of this has been enforced by the fact that writer and creator Allan Cubitt has written his characters into a corner.¬†His protagonist Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) might be upright, but her antagonist…

Alibi launches world’s first Facebook Live murder mystery event

British crime channel Alibi – part of the UKTV network – is launching what’s being billed as the world’s first ever Facebook Live murder mystery event. Kicking off from 8pm tonight (Thursday 13th October) it’s an interactive experience where viewers of the broadcast on facebook can actually solve a murder (not a real one). Read…

Review: The Missing (S2 E1/8), Wednesday 12th October, BBC1

The first series of The Missing was the series that put the Williams brothers – Harry and Jack – on the map. It was a harrowing story of two British parents stranded in France searching desperately for their little boy, Oliver, with the help of local policeman Julien Baptiste. The search drove the couple apart…