BBC Two recommissions Guilt for a second series

BBC Two and BBC Scotland have announced that Guilt will return for a second four-part series. Written by Neil Forsyth and co-produced by Expectation and Happy Tramp North, Guilt aired on both BBC Two and on BBC Scotland in 2019. The first series starred Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives as two disparate brothers, united by…

Line Of Duty’s Jed Mercurio developing Ian Paterson true-crime drama

Line Of Duty’s Jed Mercurio is developing a true-crime series for ITV. Deadline reports that Mercurio is working on a mini-series that will tell the story of “Ian Paterson, the infamous British surgeon who is serving a 20-year prison sentence after performing unnecessary and body-altering operations on more than 1,000 patients over a period of…

Sky confirms Gangs Of London renewed for a second series

Sky Atlantic’s gritty, violent gang series Gangs Of London has gained lots of critical acclaim during its first series. Now the channel has announced that it has recommissioned the show for a second series. Zai Bennett, Sky UK’s Managing Director of Content, said: “Not only is Gangs of London Sky’s most binged premiere box-set this year, it’s…

REVIEW: The Luminaries (S1 E1/6)

Full disclosure: I’ve not read Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker-winning novel, The Luminaries. So I was coming into this series fresh as a daisy and didn’t quite know what to expect. All I knew was that there was a murder mystery in play in among all the rough and tumble of a 19th-century frontier costume drama….

REVIEW: The Salisbury Poisonings (S1 E3/3)

Over two nights we’ve watched how the city of Salisbury in Wiltshire fell prey to the deadly nerve agent Novichok, likely let loose by Russian agents in order to kill Sergei Skripal. What this nerve agent left in its wake was a full-scale panic, collateral damage (like Det Sgt Nick Bailey) and a partial lockdown…

REVIEW: The Salisbury Poisonings (S1 E2/3)

Yesterday (Sunday 14th June), episode one of The Salisbury Poisonings hit our screens like a juggernaut – its retelling of the story of those fateful several months in 2018 when the synthetic nerve agent, novichok, was let loose in the Wiltshire city was both tense, dramatic and, well, a little too close to home regarding,…

BBC One announces Anthony Walker drama penned by Jimmy McGovern

The BBC One has announced a new true-crime documentary, which is set to tell the tragic tale of Anthony Walker. Anthony was a Liverpool teenager with a devout Christian faith and a love of basketball. Known to his family and friends for his humour, intelligence and compassion, Anthony was halfway through college with dreams of…

REVIEW: The Salisbury Poisonings (S1 E1/3)

Broadcasting a three-part series detailing the true-life lockdown of a city in southwest England because a deadly contagion was sweeping through its pretty streets is a bold move when there’s an actual lockdown and a deadly virus doing the actual rounds throughout the actual country. But here we are, and here is the BBC’s three-part…

Cara Hunter DI Fawley novels to be adapted for TV

Here’s another crime series to be adapted for TV. Cara Hunter’s DI Fawley novels have been optioned by Castlefield TV. Set in Oxford, the four-book franchise follows a detective who investigates domestic tragedies and crimes. The first novel, Close to Home, was published in 2017 and was followed by In the Dark in 2018 and No…

BBC greenlights second series of The Capture

The BBC has confirmed that a second series of its surveillance thriller, The Capture, is in the pipeline. The six-part second series sees Holliday Grainger return as Rachel Carey, and will follow series one’s shock ending that saw Carey seemingly join forces with the shadowy correction team she had previously sought to expose. The Bafta…