BBC releases first images from series five of Line Of Duty

One of British crime dramas biggest hits from the last decade – Line Of Duty – is ominously waiting in the wings. After the show went stratospheric in series four thank to a transfer to BBC One primetime, it has become one of the most eagerly anticipated and talked about dramas (of any genre) in…

The end for Thursday? ITV releases cryptic teaser

We’ve been enjoying series six of Endeavour – as we have all series of the Morse origin story – and integral to show’s success is the relationship between Morse himself and his mentor, DI Fred Thursday. They’ve been together through thick and thin for since they first burst onto our screens in 2012. Now, with…

Un Bore Mercher gets May transmission date on S4C

Welsh-language crime drama, Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith), became a huge success across the BBC network after it first aired on S4C in 2017. It aired on BBC One Wales in English, was retitled Keeping Faith and then broke records on the BBC’s iPlayer. It told the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells…

BBC Two confirms MotherFatherSon transmission date

Tom Rob Smith’s MotherFatherSon boasts a stellar cast, with Richard Gere, Helen McCrory, Billy Howle and Sarah Lancashire headling the eight-part series. US-born Max (Gere) is at the heart of British politics and power, owner of a media empire that includes newspapers and television stations. His aristocratic ex-wife Kathryn (McCrory) has been frozen out of…

Colin Farrell to star in BBC Two thriller

Golden Globe-winner Colin Farrell has boarded the BBC Two four-part thriller The North Water, being adapted and directed by multi-award-winning Andrew Haigh. Based on the critically acclaimed novel from Ian McGuire, this tale of murder, mystery and survival has topped critic’s lists around the world and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and named…

REVIEW: Shetland (S5 E2/6)

Last week, the series five opener of this superior British crime drama saw Jimmy Perez and his team confronted with a head-scratching case – that of a young Nigerian man, Daniel, who had somehow found himself on Shetland. He ended up murdered, chopped up into pieces, body parts washing up on local beaches. By the…

REVIEW: 35 Awr (S1 E7/8)

We’re almost at the end of this twisty-turny Welsh-language crime drama and, carrying on from the end of episode six, there was a real sense that secrets were beginning to tumble out and things beginning to be resolved. We last saw Leighton – brother of the accused, Kelvin – in the back of the car…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E7/8)

Think back to a time without the internet and you could watch television with its surprises intact. That’s become less and less of an option these days unless you care to live under a rock; a standard tactic of any studio’s marketing department to regularly spoil their own storylines in the hope of a few…

REVIEW: Endeavour (S6 E2/4)

5-4-3-2-1! Endeavour is go! This week, Morse investigates a murder at a TV studio making a marionette series  – will he be pulling the strings, or is someone else the puppet master? As Apollo 11 sets off for the moon, astronomers are preparing to track the launch. Morse, back in CID, is unimpressed – the…

REVIEW: Baptiste (S1 E1/6)

It’s been three years since the second season of The Missing aired – a show that launched the careers of creators Harry and Jack Williams, who have since gone on to become one of the hottest properties in crime drama television. Although the show deftly mimicked the emotional dynamic of earlier European hits like The…