REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E6/8)

Throughout this series, we’ve examined the theme of identity – who we once were, and how experiences change us. There were no more stark examples of these shifting identities than Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox. We know all about Rob’s previous identity, but Cassie’s previous identity story is more complex. After she lost her parents,…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 5/8)

I’ve taken a break for the past week, so I’m just catching up with a few things. One of those things is Dublin Murders, the Sarah Phelps adaptation of two Tana French novels. It’s been an atmospheric, tense and compelling four episodes so far, but in episode four there was a sense that the fault…

Sky developing English-language version of Beau Séjour

Sky has a history of English-language versions of foreign-language shows. The network did it with The Bridge (The Tunnel) and Valkyrien (Temple), and now it’s doing it with Belgian series Beau Séjour. The original series – which recently aired in the UK on All4/Walter Presents – tells the story of Belgian teenager Kato Hoeven. In the small…

Erin Brockovich series in development for ABC

Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff is bringing legendary activist Erin Brockovich’s life to the small screen. Vernoff is teaming with Brockovich for an ABC drama called Rebel that focuses on what life has been life for the legal consultant some 20 years after Julia Roberts brought her story to the big screen in 2000’s Erin Brockovich. Rebel, which has received…

BBC orders Responsible Child

Based on real events, Responsible Child is the story of Ray, a 12-year-old boy on trial for murder. 12-year-old Billy Barratt takes the titular role and is joined by Michelle Fairley, Tom Burke and Stephen Campbell Moore. Also starring is Owen McDonnell, Shaun Dingwall, Debbie Honeywood, Angela Wynter and James Tarpey. Told in two time…

Virgin Media picks up Canadian series Pure

Virgin Media has acquired the Canadian series Pure and premiered it yesterday Virgin TV Ultra HD today (Thursday 31st October). Created by Michael Amo, Pure tells the story of Noah Funk a newly-elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a trans-border smuggling alliance with…