John Turturro to star in new TV version of The Name Of The Rose

Umberto Eco’s 1980 debut novel, The Name Of The Rose, went on to become a huge literary hit, and then a hit on the big screen in 1986 in a movie adaptation starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater. With the annual MIPCOM media fest currently happening in Cannes and news dripping out every day, we’ve…

ITV commissions second series of Liar

NB: Spoilers inside October has been Harry and Jack Williams month with the brothers’ having Monday night all to themselves – Rellik has been playing out on BBC One, while the much more conventional domestic noir (and less satisfying) Liar has been a huge success on ITV. In fact, Liar has been the ITV’s highest-rating…

Review: Liar (S1 E6/6), Monday 16th October, ITV

NB: Spoilers inside I genuinely wasn’t looking forward to the series one finale of Liar, Harry and Jack Williams’ ‘Rape Roshomon’ (as it has been crudely called elsewhere). The first half of the series was an interesting if ethically shady he said/she said exploration of truth – not so much consent, as the heinous act…

BBC Four acquires Danish thriller Below The Surface

Out of all the new thrillers waiting in the wings, Below The Surface has the most intrigue and is the most anticipated. It has a fantastic pedigree behind the camera – The Killing’s Søren Sveistrup and Borgen’s Adam Price have joined forces with Meta Louise Foldager Sorensen (A Royal Affair) as executive producers, and enlisted Kasper…