Review: I Know Who You Are (S1 E5&6/6), Saturday 18th November, BBC Four

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Three hours. No, over three hours. That’s how long this two-part finale lasted. Anyone who has been following I Know Who You Are will know that three hours plus of this Spanish drama is likely to induce some sort of mental breakdown. These episodes – five and six of series two – contained everything we’ve loved about the show and perhaps even a little more: 100mph speed, twist and turns, red herrings galore, deliciously Machiavellian manoeuvring and some genuine shocks. Continue reading

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Amazon picks up Stana Katic crime drama, Absentia

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American actress Stana Katic is no stranger to British audiences thanks to her starring role in the long-running US series, Castle, in which she appeared alongside Nathan Fillion. Now Katic is back in a new series, which is due to premiere next year. The good news is that Amazon has picked up the show for global broadcast. Continue reading

Official The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story trailer released

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Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is almost upon us, and starts in the US in January. We know what it has been snapped up for UK broadcast by the BBC, so we expect it to follow on soon after the 17th January US transmission date. The hype machine is beginning to whirr into action, especially now there’s a trailer, which you can see after the jump. Continue reading

Review: The Frankenstein Chronicles (S2 E3/6), Wednesday 15th November, ITV Encore

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There wasn’t a whole lot of progression in the story of The Frankenstein Chronicles this week, as John Marlott and Sergeant Nightingale continued to converge in on the grim conspiracy that is haunting Pye Street. But things did get considerably creepier… Continue reading

Review: The Sinner (S1 E1-8/8), Netflix

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Netflix, you’ve done it to us again. The Sinner – a series that originally appeared on the USA Network in, well, the USA – sneaked onto the streaming service last week and suddenly went a bit ballistic (as Netflix series are want to do). I got stuck into it having not really having read anything about it or knowing too much about the story. Sometimes that’s the best way to approach something – not much knowledge, low expectations – because you can just get it into. And into it I got. A lot. Continue reading

Review: Babylon Berlin (S3&4/8), Sunday 12th November, Sky Atlantic

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Babylon Berlin – the expensive, and fantastic-looking, Weimer Republic-set German crime drama based on the books by Volker Kutscher – got off to a good start last week, thanks to a heady mixture of decadence, sexual blackmail, political unrest and post-war poverty. We were introduced to Kommissar Gereon Rath, a PTSD-suffering policeman sent to Berlin’s vice squad from Cologne to investigate a blackmail plot. What he landed in was significantly more dangerous and multi-layered than he even bargained for. Continue reading