Review: Marcella (S2 E1/8), Monday 20th February, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella divided plenty of people during its first run in 2016. Some people I know really enjoyed it, but the majority I spoke to about it thought it was a mess. And, I have to say, that’s where my opinion lies – the cast of characters were just so unlikable (which hasn’t…

ITV confirms Marcella series two transmission date

Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella divided critics and viewers during its first series. The show, which featured the mentally ill, titular detective (Anna Friel) did well enough for The Bridge creator to get the go-ahead for a second series on ITV. Now we know when it’s on.

ITV reveals Marcella trailer for series two

One of the big new shows in line to come to us in February is series two of Marcella, Hans Rosenfeldt’s London-based crime series starring Anna Friel. (And, before you ask, no, we don’t know exactly when The Bridge is coming back to British TV screens.) The tale of a mentally fragile London detective, it…

Series two of Marcella begins filming

Series two of Hans ‘The Bridge’ Rosenfeldt’s ITV crime drama series Marcella returns to production this month. Returning alongside Anna Friel as the lead Marcella, are Ray Panthaki, Nicholas Pinnock, Jamie Bamber and Jack Doolan. There’s an all-new story all intertwining in typical Rosenfeldt, and there’s the lowdown after the jump.

Hans Rosenfeldt confirms second season of Marcella for ITV

Stand by for two Hans Rosenfeldt-related stories this morning. The first is that the showrunner and renowned creator of The Bridge was appearing at the Edinburgh International Television Festival this week, and it’s a place where channels like to drop big announcements. In his appearance at the festival (alongside Anna Friel), he confirmed that a…

Review: Marcella (S1 E8/8), Tuesday 17th May, ITV

Here we are, then. The finale of a series that has caused much head-scratching and frustration but kept me interested just enough to find out who did it and why. At the end of episode seven, a final-shot twist revealed that Henry Gibson was the man now winning the killer sweepstakes, after we saw who…

Trailer: Marcella, ITV

Yes, yes, I know that Marcella isn’t the best we’ve ever seen but it’s also something I want to see through. We’re onto our final two episodes – shown tonight and tomorrow night on ITV – so we’re girding our loins to see who the killer is. Is it Stephen Holmes? Is it Yann? Is…

Review: Marcella (S1 E4,5,6/8), Mondays, ITV

Contrary to popular opinion, I have been watching Marcella on ITV… I just haven’t had time to write it up. It has been a busy couple of weeks, so I haven’t been able to dig into the series as deeply as I would have liked. But I’ll say this now, and anyone who has read…

Review: Marcella (S1 E3/8), Monday 18th April, ITV

OK, so I’m bit late on this one (blame real work in the real world), but I couldn’t not review this eight-part Hans Rosenfeldt show because, well, Hans Rosenfeldt. However, I’m still not won over by this even though it’s rating very well and I certainly should like it. The good news was that this…

Review: Marcella (S1 E2/8), Monday 11th April, ITV

Throughout the first episode of Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella, the eponymous lead character showed herself to be extremely unstable. In the face of a marriage breakdown, Marcella (Anna Friel) was prone to explosive bouts of violence and blackouts and at the end of the episode we saw her confront her estranged husband’s lover, Grace Gibson, only…

Line Of Duty, Marcella: How important is authenticity in crime drama?

Everyone enjoying Line Of Duty? Let’s see a show of hands… hmmm, yes, that’s pretty much all of you. It has been another rip-roaring, two high-octane episodes so far, confirming Jed Mercurio as one of the country’s premiere thriller writers. The pace, the shocks, the twists, the sheer audacity and willingness to kill off key characters at any given…

Review: Marcella (S1 E1/8), Monday 4th April, ITV

So here it is, then. Ever since it was announced that Hans Rosenfeldt would be following the third series of The Bridge with an ITV thriller, crime drama fans have been rubbing their hands with such ferocious glee that they have been starting fires everywhere they go. It’s an exciting thing to have one of…