Grace: Season 3 begins production

ITV crime drama Grace has begun filming its third series for the channel. Starring John Simm as the eponymously titled lead character, the third series will reportedly consist of three episodes, all based on Peter James’s Roy Grace novels – Dead Like You, Dead Man’s Grip and Not Dead Yet. Award-winning crime novelist James confirmed…

Grace on ITV recommissioned for third series

Grace on ITV has been recommissioned for a third series, with John Simm reprising his role as Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. An adaptation of international, bestselling author Peter James’ award-winning novels, the first and third of three feature-length films in the new series will be written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, with Ed…

REVIEW Grace (S2 E3/3)

To say that this second series of Grace has been a mixed bag is an understatement. This batch if new stories started with a decent episode (the final episode of ‘series one’) then fell off a cliff a bit with two substandard instalments. The hope was that this final episode – Dead Tomorrow – would…

REVIEW Grace (S2 E2/3)

So what will we get with Grace this week? An engaging story, or a fairly average episode? That’s the way this series has been going so far. Such is the life of a mystery-of-the-week series. And this week’s instalment… well, there was a lot going on. A lot. Packing a story with a highly complex…

REVIEW Grace (S2 E1/3)

I’ve just been catching up with Grace and now have, I think, a handle on how it’s being played out. Last week’s episode was the second in a three-episode series two, the last of that series being played out tonight (Sunday 8th May). The first episode of the series was pretty good, and a definite…

REVIEW Grace (S1 E2/2)

When John Simm stepped into the role of DSI Roy Grace – an obsessive, grief-stricken detective patrolling the mean streets of Brighton – hopes were that this could develop into a Morse-like series with a strong sense of place, a gruff lead character and a seemingly endless amount of source material (Peter James has written…

REVIEW Grace (S1 E1/2)

British crime novelist Peter James has enjoyed a long and award-winning career, writing 18, Brighton-set Roy Grace novels. And you can say the same for John Simm when it comes to acting – the Mancunian is an always-watchable and highly accomplished performer who’s starred in some of my favourite British series of the last 20…