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…

Trailer: Marcella, ITV

Tomorrow sees the start of Hans Rosenfeldt’s first ever British language series. Marcella stars Anna Friel as a detective in the middle of a marriage break-up who is lured back into the force after new bodies appear that seem to follow the same modus operandi a case she worked on a decade ago did. It looks to…

Interview: Anna Friel, Marcella

Hans Rosenfeldt has built a strong and loyal following in crime drama circles thanks to his work on The Bridge, but his first ever British drama is about to be unfurled. Marcella stars Anna Friel as a troubled cop, who, 10 years ago gave up her fast-tracked police career to marry and devote her life…

ITV confirms Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella transmission date

Yes, the constant stream of quality crime drama has continued apace pretty much from 1st January onwards this year – and really have had some crackers already – but if you’re looking for the next big breakthrough series you might want to look to Hans ‘The Bridge’ Rosenfeldt’s first English-language series on ITV. We’ve known…

Hans Rosenfeldt’s ITV crime drama adds cast, plotlines

It’s going to be a busy few weeks for The Bridge’s Hans Rosenfeldt. The writer and novelist recently launched series three of the celebrated Danish/Swedish hit in his native Scandinavia, and in a few weeks’ time the series is set to launch in the UK on BBC4. But Rosenfeldt has already announced his next project…