REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E5/7)

Honestly? Is it even worth writing reviews for Line Of Duty anymore? Things are happening so quickly, the revelations coming so thick and fast, and the amount of callbacks and returning characters so dizzying and so manifest that’s it difficult to really know where you are. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The sheer…

REVIEW Too Close (S1 E3/3)

“Why aren’t the streets full of wrecked people?” Many people judge the endings of thrillers as an overall gauge of what a whole series is like. What is the big reveal like? Is there a killer twist? Is there a happy ending for the main characters? When it comes to ITV three-parter, Too Close, all…

REVIEW Too Close (S1 E1/3)

After becoming fully immersed in the breakneck thrill ride of Line Of Duty, I was looking forward to a more intimate, slow-burn affair with three-part ITV series, Too Close. Starring the fabulous Emily Watson and Denise Gough, the series is stripped over three nights this week, and it really did make for a disturbing but…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E4/7)

I copped a bit of flak last week for my summation that episode three of Line Of Duty was a bit a lacklustre and edging into too-ridiculous-to-take-seriously territory. I still stand by that, but I’m pleased to say that this week’s instalment was bang on, back-to-form and did what Line Of Duty does best and…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E3/7)

The more inquisitive viewers of this sixth series of Line Of Duty have been wondering, quite rightly, when AC-12 will actually remember what went on in the past five series. There have been so many callbacks to previous episodes many of you out there – including me – have been shouting, “BUT WHY DON’T YOU…

REVIEW Unforgotten (S4 E6/6)

There haven’t been many greater shocks in British detective TV than last week’s traumatic car crash in which Cassie was side-swiped by a speeding vehicle. Not only did it come completely out of the blue, but it also left so many unanswered questions – is the collision anything to do with the murder case? Could…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E2/7)

The all-new sixth series of Line Of Duty kicked off last week not with its customary bang, but more of an intriguing simmerer of a set-up that promised more explosive moments down the line. And in this second episode, you could say the same – there were callbacks aplenty, and also the first appearance of…

REVIEW Unforgotten (S4 E5/6)

With the revelation that the victim Walsh was killed by a metal object in the head, it becomes pretty clear that all five in the car colluded in covering up the death. Intriguing little details about their lives start to come up. Ram Sidhu had been accused of using excessive force twice; Dean Barton’s real…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E1/7)

One of the most talked-about crime series in British history, and one of the highest-rated most kinetic viewing experiences known to audiences in the UK, Line Of Duty has been – thanks to COVID – on the back-burner for the best part of a year. Which, of course, means that anticipation for this new, sixth…

REVIEW Bloodlands (S1 E4/4)

The last time we saw Bloodlands, Tom Brannick had successfully framed Jackie Twomey and seemingly got himself off the hook. However, we know that Jed Mercurio’s fingerprints are all over this and, like the end of episode two when Tom shot Adam Corry dead, anything can and likely could happen in this series finale. Even…

REVIEW Grace (E1)

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…