Review: Shetland (S4 E1/6), Tuesday 13th February, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE There has always been something – actually, several things – immensely watchable about Shetland, the series based on and then inspired by the books by award-winning crime writer, Ann Cleeves. The islands themselves always look stunning, Dougie Henshall’s Jimmy Perez is one of the good guys in crime drama and doesn’t wear…

Review: Trauma (S1 E2/3), Tuesday 13th February, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Mike ‘Doctor Foster’ Bartlett’s three-part psychological drama is stripped across three days this week, which is just as well because I don’t think I could take a full, six-parter of this tosh. I mean, it has John Simm and Adrian Lester in it, who are both fine actors, but the premise is as…

Review: Craith (S1 E5&6/8), Sunday 4th/11th February, S4C

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Sorry, sorry – it was a busy week last week and even though I’d watched episode five of Craith, I didn’t have time to write it up. So I thought I’d double up here and do a double-episode review. We were, of course, coming off the back of an episode – a…

ITV announces new crime drama, The Bay

ITV is at it today. Having announced a second series of Bancroft, the network has also announced a brand-new, six-part crime drama called The Bay. Written by award winning writer and playwright Daragh Carville (Being Human, The Smoke, Cherrybomb), The Bay is set in the unique coastal town of Morecambe Bay.

ITV commissons second series of Bancroft

ITV has announced that ruthless DCI Elizabeth Bancroft will return to ITV with a new four-parter, created and written by Kate Brooke. Bancroft II will be executive produced by Kate alongside Catherine Oldfield, Creative Director and Executive Producer of Tall Story Pictures. The first series was one of ITV’s best performing dramas of 2017 with a series…