BBC releases The Witness For The Prosecution trailer

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624-1The Daily Mail got into a lather a few days ago when it previewed Sarah Phelps’ latest Agatha Christie adaptation – The Witness For The Prosecution – screaming that it was full of swear words and sex. Good, I said to myself. It implied that the two-part adaptation was so far away from the ‘spirit’ of Miss Marple our every society was being eroded. Good, I said to myself. Now we have a trailer from the BBC so we can get a flavour for ourselves and it looks absolutely brilliant. You can see it over the jump…

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Trailer: Modus, BBC4

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modus_1_While watching the pretty average Deep Water last night on BBC4, the channel, on between the double-billed episodes, played out a trailer for Modus, the highly-anticipated Swedish crime drama starting in a couple of weeks. I wanted to post that trailer here, but couldn’t find it. Instead, here’s a better one, from distributor Freemantle. Looks  good, no? Have a watch after the jump. Continue reading

BBC releases first trailer for season two of The Missing

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the-missing-france-3-tcheky-karyo-le-scenario-est-vraiment-brillant-_news_fullNo sooner has one Williams brothers series finished, another one is just starting to crank up. We’re a month or so away from the second series of The Missing – this time starring the excellent Keeley Hawes and David Morrissey – but a new teaser has hit the streets, featuring the gravel-voiced Tchéky Karyo’s Julien Baptiste in fine, foreboding form. It doesn’t reveal too much, but it does tell us that there’s a different spin in this second series – that of a missing child who reappears after 12 years after her initial disappearance. Continue reading

Trailer: The Level, ITV

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the-level-300x205And so they keep on coming, thick and fast. ITV will soon broadcast a new six-part series. Set in Brighton, The Level stars Karla Crome as Nancy, a model police officer with a shady double life and Laura Haddock as Hayley, her estranged best friend. The pair is forced together after a serious incident in the dead of night threatens to expose Nancy and rip Hayley’s family apart. Noel Clarke and Robert James Collier play two officers butting heads over the investigation as Lindsey Coulson tries to hold the whole thing together. Philip Glenister plays Frank, a career criminal who looms menacingly throughout the series. There’s a trailer after the jump. Continue reading

Sky Atlantic releases first-look clip from season two of Fortitude

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Dennis_Quaid__Michelle_Fairley_and_Ken_Stott_join_cast_of_Fortitude_series_2Another show that’s returning for a second series is Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude (coming in January 2017), the Iceland-set crime/horror mash-up. Series one was quite bonkers but also featured some bravura performances from an incredible cast that included Michael Gambon and, especially, Stanley Tucci. Sofie Gråbøl, Richard Dormer, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory and Ramon Tikaram all come back for this second series, along with newcomers Dennis Quaid, Michelle Fairley, Ken Stott and Parminda Nagra. Sky has released a first-look clip, which you can see after the jump…

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Trailer: Narcos, season two

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90d014dcaab5b680bbec7fe923ee7fdbe66b6c85Last year Netflix released another original TV drama in boxset form, the critically-acclaimed Narcos. Set and filmed in Colombia it told the story of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine, while also focusing on Escobar’s interactions with drug lords, DEA agents, and various opposition entities. And now there’s a trailer for series two, which lands next week. Take a look after the jump. Continue reading