Review: Dark Angel (S1 E2/2), Monday 7th November, ITV

Last week’s opening episode of Dark Angel was a 100mph slalom through Victorian England and the life of Mary Ann Cotton (Joanne Froggatt), who began to poison her husbands with such alarming regularity that any time she walked and asked, “Who’s for tea?” we all shuddered. She carried out her Arsenic-laced work up in her…

ITV pulls the plug on DCI Banks after five series

ITV adaptation of Peter Robinson’s DCI Banks have been on our screens for six years and five series, and have provided solid procedural fare with a memorable main character and supporting cast. Now, like all good things, it’s time to say goodbye to the jazz-loving, Moors-living, wine-drinking grump.

Review: Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Monday 7th November, BBC1

I remember watching the news 16 years ago, when the item describing a young Nigerian boy’s death hit the airwaves. Knife crime was on the rise in London and there had been several high-profile murders in the capital, but the fact a 10-year-old boy got caught up in this terrifying trend made the story stand…