This coming Tuesday night, BBC One broadcasts the first episode of In The Dark, Danny Brocklehurst’s four-part adaptation of Mark Billingham’s two Helen Weeks stand-alone books (Time Of Death and In The Dark). It’s good stuff, with Ripper Street’s MyAnna Buring taking the lead role (her first lead role maybe in a TV series? I’ll have to check) as the driven detective. We managed to get hold of an interview with the Swedish-born actress, which you can read after the jumperoo.
In just over 10 days’ time I’ll be heading up to the beautiful spa town of Harrogate once again to attend the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival at the Old Swan Hotel. It’s another terrific line-up, and it’s one I’ll be reporting from (as per usual). In the meantime, the shortlist for the festival’s prestigious awards have been announced, and there are some real crackers in there. Read on for more.
Once again, I want to bring to your attention a podcast I’ve been producing for the company I do my day job for – UKTV. This week (we’ve been releasing one episode every Wednesday) sees Sherlock co-creator, Mark Gatiss, chat to host Mark Billingham. Find out more after the jump.
Last week, I got something wrong: Twin Peaks took a week off because of holiday celebrations in the US. But it’s definitely back this week. Elsewhere, Ripper Street moves to 9.30pm because of the tennis, and Fargo continues this week at 10.30pm. There are two new series, too: an adaptation of Mark Billingham’s two Helen Weeks books, named here as In The Dark, and a new BBC Four series from Spain, I Know Who You Are. Enjoy!