Review: I Know Who You Are (S2 E1&2/6), Saturday 4th November, BBC Four

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The incredibly fun and deliciously evil Spanish thriller, I Know Who You Are, was back on our screens last night with the start of its second, six-episode series. Many will have had to decide whether to jump back into a series that was so dense with detail after an exhausting but hugely enjoyable first run. We know Ana Saura is alive, but we don’t know what will happen to her. And we don’t know whether her abducter, Juan Elías, will see the justice he deserves. Best strap in again…

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I Know Who You Are series two primer – who’s who, and what the hell is going on?

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This weekend sees the start of series two of Spanish series I Know Who You Are, surely one of the most helter-skelter, fun crime dramas of the year. It’s impossibly fast-paced, twisty-turny, and full of horrible people doing horrible things to each other. We’ve documented why the series split up into two (read all about it here), but whatever you think it’s back for series two. Here’s our primer and a who’s who. Continue reading

BBC Four confirms series two of I Know Who You Are transmission date

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There was mild-to-medium consternation when BBC Four decided to not show the second part – series? – of the sensational Spanish crime drama, I Know Who You Are. Although the series was commissioned as a two-part series in its native Spain, it was shown as one, long 16-part series. Instead, the BBC decided to break it up into its originally-intended two series, which many fumed about – it was such a twisty-turny, explosive, 100-miles-per-hour story that many felt that momentum had been lost with the abrupt ending after 10 episodes. But now it’s back, and we now know when the final six episodes will air. Continue reading

Review: I Know Who You Are (S1 E9&10/10), Saturday 12th August, BBC Four

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So where do we start with this two-part finale? Really, it all happened. There were things that I expected, and things I didn’t. Those characters – Juan Elías, Eva Durán, Alicia Castro – I had grown to love and despise in equal measure had all their flaws and ambiguities on full show tonight. But instead of a slow, seductive striptease, they whacked out everything in front of us without hesitation. To use the sporting parlance, nothing was left on the field of play – it was a full-on rush, and everything was thrown at the story. It was magnificent, slightly infuriating and tremendous fun.

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I Know Who You Are to return for second series later this year

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If you’ve been reading my reviews of Spanish series I Know Who You Are, you’ll know I’ve been quite taken by it all. Of course it’s flawed and daft, and beggars belief sometimes, but I’ve enjoyed the pace, the brazen commitment to telling what is an ultra high-concept story, and the characters – no one is who they seem and everyone has stuff going on. Saying all that, there has been one thing that has been bothering me… Continue reading

Review: I Know Who You Are (S1 E7&8/10), Saturday 5th August, BBC4

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I’m still trying to catch up with stuff after a bit of a break, and I really had to dig back into this fantastic Spanish series – I’ve really enjoyed it so far and have been totally swept up in its roller-coaster plot, breakneck pace and multi-layered characters. Yes, it’s daft; yes, it’s convoluted; and yes, it defies belief most of the time. But, and it’s a big but, it’s brazen and confident and utterly gripping. And these two episodes were exactly those things. Continue reading

Review: I Know Who You Are (S1 E5&6/10), Saturday 29th July, BBC4

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This fantastic, helter-skelter series continued with two more episodes tonight, once again taking us down new avenues of enquiry, presenting new suspects and uncovering yet more layers of familial intrigue and hidden character layers. In fact, that seems to be the main theme of this series – identity, and how it shifts and changes after an experience, whether traumatic or not. Make no mistake, the deeper we go into I Know Who You Are, the more we realise that everyone has their secrets. It’s just a case of how well they can suppress them.

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