REVIEW: The Capture (S1 E2/6)

Last week’s opening episode of The Capture had a real zing and energy to it, and, on the evidence of that first instalment, looked set to be the Beeb’s latest hit, high-concept thriller. It was an achingly modern premise underpinned with familiar, classic tropes. It was a The Fugitive and North By Northwest noir-style dressed…

REVIEW: A Confession (S1 E2/6)

Jeff Pope’s latest true crime adaptation began last week in a strong and compelling fashion. The story, which is a painstaking account of the abduction and murder of Sian O’Callaghan, a 22-year-old woman from Swindon, Wiltshire, was sensitively handled and gave equal weight to the investigation – led by DS Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman) –…

Jenna Coleman joins BBC One’s The Serpent

We’ve got one eye on The Serpent (no pun intended). Filming has now begun on the Mammoth Screen-produced series, which was previously announced will co-star Tahar Rahim as Charles Sobrhaj, one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century. Now Jenna Coleman, Billy Howle have been cast in lead roles in Coleman will play…