REVIEW Baptiste (S2 E3/6)

We’re at the half-way stage of this final series of Baptiste, and by the end of it my head was spinning after an incredibly savage massacre scene, big questions answered and a helluva twist. Before that, however, and you got the impression that it was a quieter episode with plenty of build-up. As it turned…

Filming begins on series seven of Grantchester

Filming has begun on the seventh season Grantchester, with Robson Green returning as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport. This series is set in the long hot summer of 1959 and wedding season is in full swing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. As the Reverend Will Davenport unites happy couples in…

Cast announced and first-look images released for Graham Norton crime novel adaptation

Brenda Fricker, Siobhán McSweeney, Charlene McKenna, Helen Behan and Pauline McLynn cast alongside Conleth Hill in ITV’s four part adaptation of Graham Norton’s bestselling novel Holding. Brenda Fricker will return to television to star alongside Conleth Hill in ITV’s four part adaptation based upon Graham Norton’s debut novel. She is joined by leading Irish actors…

BBC announced cast and shares first-look image for Sherwood

Casting has been announced and the first pictures from set revealed, as filming gets underway on James Graham’s new BBC One drama, Sherwood.  Inspired in part by real events and set in the Nottinghamshire mining village where Graham grew up, at the heart of Sherwood lie two shocking and unexpected killings that shatter an already…

REVIEW Baptiste (S2 E2/6)

After last week’s intriguing and rather gripping first part of the story, I think it’s safe to say that Baptiste is well and truly back. Which is a good thing, because this second series really has the feel of series one of The Missing, where Julien Baptiste was first introduced and where we saw parent…

Martin Compston lands lead role in new ITV thriller Our House

Martin Compston is a busy man now that Line of Duty is on a hiatus. The Scottish actor has now been announced by ITV as one of theleads in a four-part adaptation of Lousie Candlish’s best-selling novel, Our House. Joining Compston in the series is Tuppence Middleton, Rupert Penry-Jones and Weruche Opia. The story goes…

REVIEW Baptiste (S2 E1/6)

You could argue that Julien Baptiste is perhaps the forgotten man of British crime drama. Becoming a much-loved character in Harry and Jack Williams’ The Missing, he got his own spin-off series. But that was a disappointment, and The Missing first aired in 2014. We’re already two years on from the first series of Baptiste…

ITV confirms transmission date for Professor T with Ben Miller

Yes, it’s already been on BritBox, but the English-language remake of Professor T is headed to ITV very soon. Starring Ben Miller, it tells the story of Professor Jasper Tempest, a lecturer at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology where he teaches students about the science of crime. However, at home, Tempest barely keeps his OCD…

BBC confirms transmission date for Baptiste series two

Baptiste series two is on its way to BBC One, and it really is just around the corner. The channel has now confirmed its t ransmission date. Tchéky Karyo returns as the titular detective, and this time he’s in Hungary. Ambassador Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw), is thrust into the crosshairs of Baptiste’s most complex case…

Miss Scarlet and the Duke to start filming series two

Period crime drama Miss Scarlet and the Duke will begin filming next week in Belgrade. The series tells the story of Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips), who joins forces with a Scotland Yard Inspector to solve crime in 19th century London. Eliza began solving crimes after her father Henry – a private investigator – unexpectedly dies….

BBC releases new trailer for Vigil

From the makers of Line of Duty, Vigil looks set to be the big new summer crime drama in the UK. And now the BBC has dropped a great new trailer. Created by Tom Edge, it tells the story of the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear…

Channel 5 releases first trailer for Lie With Me

Channel 5 has released the first trailer for Lie With Me, which starts in a matter of weeks. Charlie Brooks stars as Anna Fallmont and the story centres on the chilling tale of Anna and her family who move to Australia after infidelity rocks her marriage. They hire a young local nanny who isn’t as innocent…