REVIEW Vigil (S1 E2/6)

Yesterday we saw the first episode of BBC One’s latest, high-concept, primetime thriller, Vigil. Essentially a locked-room murder mystery we’ve seen countless times before, things were given a neat twist because of its setting, onboard a nuclear submarine with a very uptight crew. We left things last night in a precarious situation – there was…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E1/6)

You know it’s the new season of TV when the BBC rolls out the first of its big hitters for the autumn and winter. And starting a Bank Holiday double bill, Vigil is most certainly a big hitter. Made by the same production company that made Line of Duty, and starring the likes of Suranne…

REVIEW Deceit (S1 E2/4)

In last week’s opening episode of this Channel 4 series, we were introduced to undercover operative Lizzie/Sadie (Niamh Algar) who was tasked with bringing down Colin Stagg – prime suspect in the awful (real-life) murder of Rachel Nickell. Stagg fits the psychological profile constructed by Paul Britton (Eddie Marsan), a slightly salacious, creepy dude who…

Sky announces new thriller Then You Run

Sky has announced new thriller Then You Run (formerly announced as You), based on Zoran Drvenkar’s thriller novel, You. The eight-part drama will see Leah McNamara, Vivian Oparah,  Yasmin Monet Prince and newcomer Isidora Fairhurst take on the roles of four  friends whose dreams of the perfect summer holiday spiral into a dark and perilous adventure after they inadvertently cross paths with some of the most dangerous…

BBC Two confirms transmission date for The North Water

It’s a busy period at the moment as many of the main channels here in the UK are announcing premiere dates for some of the big autumn series. With this in mind, we now know when The North Water will start. Based on the acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire, the five-part series tells the story…

REVIEW Baptiste (S2 E6/6)

So it’s time to say goodbye to Julien Baptiste and in what at times has been a brutal series, we finally get to find out what happens to our favourite obsessive person finder. The big question was this: as he and Emma Chambers closed in on the plot – with her son Will at its…

BBC to launch Vigil with double bill

It’s a fair bet that BBC One’s Vigil is going to be the next seriously big crime drama. From the makers of Line Of Duty and starring the likes of Suranne Jones, Martin Compston and Endeavour’s Shaun Evans, it’s got an intriguing set-up. And now the BBC has unveiled three new images as well as…

BBC releases first-look images from The Trick

We do love a bit of Jason Watkins, and he’s going to be appearing in a new one-off thriller on BBC One called The Trick. Broadcasting in the autumn, it’s also based on a real-life case, and now the BBC has released a trio of first-look images. It tells the story of world-renowned Professor Philip…

ITV confirms Grantchester transmission date

ITV’s cosy-crime drama, Grantchester, is heading back to our screens and its looming large on the horizon. Furthermore, it’s going to be an eight-part series. With Robson Green returning as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Grantchester’s Reverend Will Davenport, the series resumes in 1958 with the crime fighting duo renewing their partnership to…