REVIEW: Strike: Lethal White (S4 E4/4)

After holding out hope that this final part of the latest four-part Strike story would provide something approaching a satisfying ending, I was let down horribly. In the end, it came down to… I’m still not entirely sure, such was the furious onslaught of odd twists and turns. There were paintings, there were boys that…

REVIEW Strike: Lethal White (S4 E3/4)

I got really annoyed with myself at the end of this third episode of the fourth Strike story. Regular readers will know that I find Strike only mildly diverting, and the will-they-won’t-they relationship between Cormoran and Robin not only hard to swallow but also such a hackneyed, well-worn device. And yet… When the moment finally…

REVIEW Strike: Lethal White (S4 E2/4)

The second instalment of this undemanding adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series continued tonight. After a lukewarm start, we’re getting another episode straight off the bat (perhaps because it’s a Bank Holiday), and the good news is that the intrigue deepened. As I mentioned in yesterday’s review, there’s nothing especially wrong with Strike –…

REVIEW Strike: Lethal White (S4 E1/4)

This fourth instalment of Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series (yes, it’s JK Rowling in disguise) is a welcome tonic, not least because we’re getting some actual new primetime drama on our main channels once again. And it’s also good news because, despite its flaws and cliches, you just can’t beat settling down on a Sunday…

Cormoran Strike: BBC One confirms new four-part drama

Robert Galbraith’ fourth book in, erm his, Cormoran Strike series is about to hit our screen. Lethal White has been on the BBC’s slate for a while now, and we’ve been waiting quietly and patiently for it be confirmed, but now it is! Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger return for the four-part mini series. The…

New Cormoran Strike begins filming for 2020 release

There’s a new batch of Cormoran Strike episodes on the way. Strike: Lethal White is the fourth instalment in the series based on the Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) novels and will air in 2020. Once again, Lethal White will feature Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger (as Robin Ellacott)and supporting actors include Robert Glenister, while Natasha…

BBC renews Strike for another series

There was much frothing of the mouth when it was announced that the BBC was to adapt Robert ‘JK Rowling’ Galbraith’s best-selling Cormoran Strike novels for TV and through eight episodes and the first three of Rowling’s Strike novels, we were introduced to a comfortingly familiar lone detective (played by Tom Burke) and his assistant…

Review: Strike – Career Of Evil (S1 E2/2), Sunday 4th March, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE So in the final Strike story – for some time, at least – we saw that Robin had been sent a severed leg in the post. Strike immediately thought of three suspects that could be behind such a personal attack: Noel Brockbank, an ex-major who had been accused of abusing his daughter, Britney,…

Review: Strike – Career Of Evil (S1 E1/2), Sunday 25th February, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE The BBC’s adaptations of JK Rowling’s Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike novels have proved a hit with viewers despite some odd scheduling. I honestly thought that these two and three-episode stories would be played out during holiday periods, like ITV’s Maigret (or perhaps strung together in one six-episode series), but no… we’ve had…

BBC One confirms Strike – Career Of Evil transmission date

The BBC’s adaptation of Robert ‘JK Rowling’ Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike novels have been a success. Tom Burke has made for a fine Strike, and Holliday Grainger’s Robin has been a good counterpoint. It has rated pretty well, too. We know that a third, two-part story has been waiting in the wings, and now we know…

Strike to return in 2018 with Career Of Evil

We’ll be bringing you our review of the second part of Strike – The Silkworm in due course, but there’s news out of the BBC that Tom Burke will return next year as Strike in Strike – Career of Evil as the war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street….