Review: SS-GB (S1 E5/5), Sunday 19th March, BBC1

I¬†approached the finale of SS-GB, the good-looking conspiracy thriller, with some optimism just about intact. There had been flickers of life in this stodgy tale of alternative history, but so often when things threatened to spark they petered out and sunk into drudgery. Gorgeous-looking drudgery, mind. Still, it was the finale and there seemed to…

Interview: Brenda Blethyn, Vera

Series seven of Vera starts tonight (Sunday 19th March) on ITV in the UK, and, as ever, it showcases the talents of one of Britain’s finest actors – Brenda Blethyn. Adapted from crime writing legend Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope novels, the series has become a bit of a Sunday-night institution. Series seven starts when Vera…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 20th – Sunday 26th March)

It’s as you were this week, with new episodes of Broadchurch, Midnight Sun, Fortitude and Vera and the like, except for one major addition – the start of series four of Line Of Duty. This time around Thandie Newton steps into the shoes of the person who’s being investigated by AC-12, but as ever you’re…