REVIEW: Giri/Haji (S1 E1/8)

Created by Humans’ Joe Barton and produced by the same company who made Chernobyl, to say Anglo-Japanese crime drama Giri/Haji was eagerly awaited is like saying chocolate is quite nice. I’m a huge lover of the Japanese aesthetic and the country’s culture, so when it was announced that this was coming, I could hardly contain…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E2/8)

After last night’s strong start to this multi-layered whodunit, it was established that police officer Rob Riley (Killian Scott) had a hidden past – after the discovery of 13-year-old Katy Devlin in a woodland glade in the present day, it was established that it was also the site of another tragedy 20 years earlier, that…

The Trial Of Christine Keeler debuts at MIPCOM

One of the BBC dramas we’re looking forward to is The Trial of Christine Keeler, the retelling of the infamous Profumo scandal from the 1960s. The BBC had great success with the Russell T Davis-penned A Very English Scandal, but The Trial Of Christine Keeler looks to be very different. The six-part series has debuted…

REVIEW: Dublin Murders (S1 E1/8)

Right, let’s start again, shall we? This morning, readers will have seen an errant post, which only said ‘very good’. It was obviously a mistake and the WordPress gremlins struck again. If we were to carry on writing reviews so succinctly then that would make our jobs much easier, but, alas, the post that went…

REVIEW: The Capture (S1 E6/6)

One of the things I’ve been thinking about while watching and reviewing The Capture – BBC One’s very good six-part conspiracy/tech thriller – is why it has terrified so many people, not least myself. We watch crime dramas all the time, and often they have monsters and serial killers and sadists and psychopaths in them….

REVIEW: A Confession (S1 E6/6)

For five weeks now, we’ve followed the lives of the Fulcher, O’Callaghan/Pickford and Godden/Edwards families. Each extraordinary on their own right and suffering from different types of trauma – that of humiliation and a career destroyed, and that of losing a daughter in the most heinous way possible. I’ve let my feelings be known about…

Line Of Duty back for 2020?

It goes with the territory that you have to wait at least two years for the next series of Line Of Duty to come along. But, according to the Radio Times, the hit corruption thriller could be back for its sixth series sooner than we ever thought. Jed Mercurio has revealed he’s aiming to get…

REVIEW: A Confession (S1 E5/6)

It’s time for me to catch up with A Confession, ITV’s retelling of the story of DS Steve Fulcher, a murderer, Christopher Halliwell, and two of his victims – Sian O’Callaghan and Becky Godden – as well as seismic trauma suffered by the victims’ families. So far, we’ve seen Fulcher catch a killer by unconventional…

BBC One confirms transmission date for Dublin Murders

One of the things we have been looking forward to in the autumn is the Sarah Phelps-adapted series, Dublin Murders. Based on Tana French Dublin Murder Squad novels, it’s an eight-part series. Here’s a trailer. In the summer of 2006, Rob Reilly (Killian Scott), a smart suited homicide detective and his partner Cassie (Sarah Greene)…

Giri/Haji transmission date confirmed by BBC Two

Another series that we can’t wait to get stuck into is BBC Two’s Giri/Haji. Starring Kelly Macdonald and penned by Humans’  Joe Barton, it’s an eight-part series. Here’s the first trailer. World-weary detective and family man, Kenzo Mori (Takehiro Hira), travels to London in search of his younger brother, Yuto (Yosuke Kubozuka) – long believed…

REVIEW: The Capture (S1 E5/6)

Holy balls. If I tried to explain everything that happened in tonight’s episode, I would probably have to do it twice – one to explain it to you and one to explain it to myself. The riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma began to finally unravel tonight. No, scratch that. It fairly tumbled…

REVIEW: The Capture (S1 E4/6)

This is the episode that The Capture turned into The Matrix. Yes, you heard me correctly. The Matrix. Before we get to that proclamation, there was some stuff to get through. A lot of stuff. We last saw Shaun Emery (Callum Turner, surely going through the worst week known to humankind) surveying the body of…