BBC releases new ABC Murders trailer

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we can’t wait for Sarah Phelps’ adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, which plays out over Christmas on BBC One. The main reason we’re looking forward to it is seeing John Malkovich’s Poirot – a new spin on an old character. And wouldn’t you know…

Peaky Blinders star to appear in Sky’s Gangs Of London

Sky Atlantic’s Gangs Of London – created by Gareth Evans – looks to be coming sometime next year, but in the meantime it has been fleshing out its cast. The drama is set in contemporary London as it is being torn apart by power struggles involving several international gangs. The series begins as the head of…

Luther gets New Year’s Day transmission date

We’re all looking forward to the fifth series of Luther, and we initially thought that the four-part series would play out – or at least start – before Christmas. Not so. The Idris Elba behemoth gets a primetime New Year’s Day start date and then plays out every night for the rest of the week….

BBC One confirms transmission date for The ABC Murders

This is the big one for Christmas. Agatha Christie. Sarah Phelps. Hercule Poirot. It’s an irresistible combination, and it’s been on the slate for a little while. Now, as the Christmas schedules are released, The ABC Murders has a transmission date. Not only that but, like previous Phelps’ Christie adaptations, the three-parter is being played…

Plot details released for series two of Bancroft

Sarah Parish is returning to the role of ruthless Elizabeth Bancroft in four new episodes of Bancroft, the ITV crime series. Filmed on location in Greater Manchester, the new series sees Sarah Parish joined by Charlotte Hope (The Spanish Princess, Game of Thrones) as Annabel Connors, Joe Bancroft’s fiancé, David Avery (The Night Manager, Starred…

The Crown’s Kate Phillips to star in Miss Scarlet And The Duke

A+E Networks, known for being the home of channels like History Channel, is getting in on the scripted drama game with a new Victorian-era crime series. Miss Scarlet And The Duke, which was created by Grantchester and The Mallorca Files writer Rachael New, follows the first ever-female detective in 19th century London and is to star Kate Phillips of The…

BBC releases new Poirot image for The ABC Murders

One of the festive treats we cannot wait to get stuck into is Sarah Phelps’ new Agatha Christie adaptation of The ABC Murders. Obviously, the headline event is that the moustachioed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is coming back to our screens, with John Malkovich taking the reins. Until the transmission date is confirmed (very soon,…

Sky Atlantic reveals Tin Star series 2 transmission date

It’s going to be a busy first month of 2019, with a host of new series hitting our screen. One of them is Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star, which received a mixed response when it aired last year. However, it bears watching, not least for Tim Roth’s excellent performance. The first series ended with Police Chief…

Rachael Stirling joins Wild Bill cast

A few weeks ago we brought you the unlikely news that Hollywood’s Rob Lowe would be starring in a new ITV police show based in Lincolnshire, called Wild Bill. Now the cast around him is starting to fill out. The Bletchley Circle’s Rachael Stirling, Angela Griffin, Tony Pitts and Bronwyn James have joined a show…

REVIEW: Dark Heart (S1 E3&4/6)

And now we get to the real nitty gritty in Dark Heart, Chris Lang’s adaptation of Adam Creed’s Staffe novels. After last week’s re-shoot of the pilot episode, this second two-part story was the first real ‘new’ episode, and I was interested to see how things had moved on since that original pilot. Hal was…

REVIEW: Killing Eve (S1 E8/8)

Killing Eve comes to a thunderous climax (fnarr, fnarr) with the final showdown between psycho assassin Oksana/Villanelle, and downtrodden intelligence service wifey, Eve. Who will get the bullet? Or will they go off into the sunset together, like Thelma and Louise? First, of course, there’s a big obstacle to be removed before the lust-fuelled relationship…