ITV confirms transmission date for Prime Suspect 1973, releases trailer

ITV is having a busy-old day today. Not only has it revealed the transmission date – or at least confirmed – for series three of Broadchurch, it has also issued forth news of the transmission date for Prime Suspect 1973, the eagerly-awaited prequel to the landmark series, Prime Suspect. As with all these things, it’s…

ITV confirms transmission date for series three of Broadchurch

We knew it was on the horizon, likely to be sometime in February, and now ITV has confirmed the transmission date of series three of Broadchurch, the crime drama that, back when it first started back in 2013, changed the nature of British crime drama. Inspired itself by the Scandinavian boom a few years earlier,…

Review: The Moorside (S1 E2/2), Tuesday 14th February, BBC1

Last week’s opening episode of The Moorside – the re-telling of the Karen/Shannon Matthews case – was a powerful if uneven story, its focus a little bit muddled and saved by some fantastic, natural acting from the likes of Sheridan Smith and Sian Brooke. If that episode skewed towards telling this sordid, strange tale from…

American Crime Story confirms subjects for series three and four

I’ve been following the development of American Crime Story 2, and the way Ryan Murphy and his team have been selecting their subjects to explore. Series two, we know, will be based around the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the effect it had on New Orleans, and will appear some time early next year. And,…