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…