BBC picks up The Name Of The Rose for UK broadcast

We’ve had our eyes on the new adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose. We know it stars the always-superb John Turturro and Ruper Everett, and we know it’s in production. The hope was it would be picked up by someone in the UK. And now it has: the BBC has stepped in…

Agatha Raisin goes back to Sky

Well, this is an odd one. Sky took the decision to cancel its adaptation of MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin novels after one full series, but it was then picked up by US-based streaming service Acorn TV for a second series. Now, Sky has picked up the UK broadcast rights for that second series. It’s a…

ITV commissions Martin Freeman crime drama

Martin Freeman’s a fine actor, and he’s appeared in a few high-profile crime drama in recent years (Sherlock, Fargo), and now he’s coming back to our screens thanks to a new six-part crime drama on ITV. A Confession – also starring the excellent Imelda Staunton and Happy Valley’s Siobhan Finneran – tells the story of…