REVIEW: A Very English Scandal (S1 E3/3)

A memory from youth that hangs like a bat in your reviewer’s mind is being taken to Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, to see the third Secret Policeman’s Ball in 1979 and witnessing the great Peter Cook in his pomp. And his extraordinary monologue ‘Entirely a Matter for You’ (check it out on YouTube) is obviously still indelibly imprinted…

Romanian cyber thriller, Hackerville, begins filming

Unfortunately, many people only think of Romania and Transylvania and think Dracula, but now there’s a new crime drama that looks to redress the balance. The Hollywood Reporter, well, reports that Hackerville, a six-part series from HBO Europe, has begun filming in that (in)famous region of the country, Transylvania. Hackerville was created by Ralph Martin and…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 4th – Sunday 10th June)

The Bridge continues apace this week, but the big news is that the English-language version of Craith, Hidden, – the excellent Welsh-set drama we reviewed earlier on in the year on S4C – begins on both BBC One Wales and BBC Four. (Although why it’s taking BBC Four’s foreign-language, Saturday-night-9pm is anyone’s guess.) Elsewhere, the…