ITV confirms Vera transmission date

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I’ve just reeled off five news stories detailing transmission details for pretty much everything that’s happening in the first two weeks of January (it’s a lot), and now there’s another one – this time ITV’s hugely watchable Vera, starring the fabulous Brenda Blethyn. Series eight is on its way… Continue reading

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Review: Beck: The Last Day, Saturday 8th October, BBC4

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14556586_929394623833608_987834701674842846_oNow that Beck has the obnoxious  Freden out of the way, he might have expected an easier ride, but his new boss Hedvall seems to be a bore if not worse. But surely going on about football all the time can’t be the reason Beck chooses now to hand in his resignation?

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What now for Beck: Will Steinar breathe new life into the show, or is this the end?

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Beck 32 - Steinar Peter Haber as Martin Beck Kristofer Hivju as Steinar Hovland Director: Mårten Klingberg Photo. Baldur Bragason Produced by: Filmlance International AB 2016

Last week we saw the End of the Road and this week we have The Last Day. So, is this the end for Beck? The episode titles certainly seem to point in that direction. The series was aired in Sweden earlier this year and so far no confirmation has been given either way. (I haven’t seen the upcoming episode so don’t worry about spoilers.) If this episode is the final instalment then it was a brief acquaintance for the British viewers. Continue reading