REVIEW Shetland (S7 E1/6)

If you’re a crime drama fan and haven’t heard the news that this seventh series of Shetland is to be Douglas Henshall’s last, where have you been? As for the strategy of releasing this news prior to series transmission, I’m torn. Telling people and making a big deal about the fact that DI Jimmy Perez…

Strike begins filming season 5 for BBC One

Cormoran Strike is back. Robert Galbraith’s private detective will return for a fifth series – subtitled Troubled Blood – and the news is that it has begun production. Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he’s approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough, who went missing under mysterious circumstances…

The Long Call ‘shelved’ by ITV

Fans of Ann Cleeves – the award-winning creator and novelist of Shetland and Vera – were delighted when it was announced that ITV was to adapt her new Matthew Venn novels for television. Sure enough, a four-part series appeared in 2021 starring Ben Aldridge and Pearl Mackie to some acclaim. Now we’re hearing that ITV…

The Suspect with Aidan Turner: ITV drops first trailer

Things are gearing up for a new season of drama, and ITV’s The Suspect with Aidan Turner is part of it. Turner joins Shaun Parkes and Anjli Mohindra in the four-part thriller, which the channel says is going to be airing “this month”. Turner plays Doctor Joe O’Loughlin who appears to have a perfect life…