REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E6/6)

The death of suspect Peter Carr on her watch was a punch to the solar plexus Cassie (Nicola Walker) was not ready for. As her guilt drags her down, sidekick Sunny (Sanjeev Bhaskar) has regained his customary haunted, confused demeanour as he watches his beloved colleague’s spirits circle the mental drain. Since the police raid…

REVIEW: The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (S3 E4/4)

Let’s face it: The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco has been way below par, which has been a real shame. The characters are there, the backstory and premise are sound and fun, and even some of the ideas in this new series have been interesting. But everything else has been sadly lacking. The plot, the pacing,…

Sexy Beast to be adapted for TV

One the Noughties’ best British crime films was Sexy Beast, the terrifying gangster flick starring an unforgettable Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley. Now we hear that it’s getting the TV treatment. Deadline reports: The potential series, which will be shopped to cable and streaming networks, will tell the story of up-and-coming criminal Gal Dove as…

Hard Sun ends after one series

No real surprises here, but Neil Cross’s Hard Sun has been cancelled after one series. Or so The Sun’s ‘TV Insider’ says. There has been no confirmation from the BBC yet. A TV insider said: “This will be a huge disappointment for all concerned, but particularly for Agyness as this was her first appearance in…

Morven Christie joins ITV’s The Bay

Earlier on in the year, we brought you news of a new ITV crime drama, The Bay, a six-parter written by Daragh Carville. Now the network has announced the impressive cast, which is headed by Morven Christie – excellent in The A Word and, most recently, Ordeal By Innocence. Christie will lead the cast as Detective…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E5/6)

By this stage, though the field of suspects is narrowing, the case is throwing up anomalies and making it harder for the protagonists to find the catharsis they seek. As we suspected, attention is turning to James Hollis’s errant son Eliot, a troubled youth, and not the little boy he was portrayed as. But Hollis…

REVIEW: The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (S3 E3/4)

The first two episodes of The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco really weren’t up to much and just about as by-the-numbers as you can possibly make a crime drama. And yet I still watch it – I like the amateur detective element, I like the idea that a group of women who were ace codebreakers during…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E4/6)

There must be a reason why Unforgotten creator/writer Chris Lang has, throughout the three series, envisioned four chief suspects and it may be as simple as maths; counting and calculation. A triumvirate, you see, has spiritual strength. Three is the first odd prime number, which gives it the power of indivisibility (God, the Son and the Holy Spirit – see, indivisible). The…

SUMMER BOXSETS: Safe

Best-selling author, Harlan Coben, is back with a new story for TV starring three crime drama legends.

REVIEW: The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (S3 E2/4)

Last week’s opening episode of The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco was pretty bad, I have to say. Which was a shame because I enjoyed the first two series and I like the set-up and the characters. But this new series? It looked cheap-as-chips, the new characters who were brought in were carbon copies of the…

Netflix orders Ibiza-set crime drama from creators of The Crown

We can hardly keep up with them. We hear that Netflix has ordered a new crime drama series from the creators of The Crown, set on the Balearic holiday island of Ibiza called White Lines. Deadline reports: Written by La Casa de Papel creator Alex Pina, who will serve as showrunner, in White Lines, when the body of a…