Bergerac reboot is official

British staple of the1980s, Bergerac, is to be given a reboot and is on its way back to television. The series, which ran on the BBC between 1981 and 1991 and starred John Nettles as a Jersey-based detective sergeant and private investigator, is being given a contemporary makeover. According to Variety: Emmy-winning producer Gub Neal (“The Fall,”…

BBC releases new trailer for Baptiste

“I’m Julien Baptiste.” With those foreboding words uttered by Tchéky Karyo, Harry and Jack Williams’ Missing spin-off, Baptiste, kicks into action. We’ve had one trailer from the BBC, and now we have a much more detailed one – and it looks a million dollars. Here it is: We’re expecting this very soon, so stand by for…

REVIEW: Vera (S9 E3/4)

After what must be the most shambolic boat party ever, beauty empire founder Dani Varsey is found floating in the quay. The unkempt Vera, unsurprisingly, isn’t familiar with Varsey’s… Dani seems to have been strangled before going into the drink, as unsympathetic Donahue (Paul Kaye) points out. And when Vera visits Dani’s flat, it’s been…

Netflix to adapt Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes

British crime novelist, Sarah Pinborough, caused quite a stir in 2017 with her novel, Behind Her Eyes. A terrific, prolific writer of diverse stories in different genres, it has been Pinborough’s domestic noirs tinged with horror and the paranormal that have seen her jump up the best-sellers’ lists. And now, Behind Her Eyes will be…

Amazon release trailer for Kate Beckinsale drama The Widow

Yes, we’ve got our first look at the eight-part ITV drama thanks to Amazon, which is handling streaming rights outside of the UK. Written by Harry and Jack Williams, The Widow looks like a high-octane missing person thriller set here in the UK and in Africa.  Kate Beckinsale plays Georgia Wells, who has her life…

REVIEW: Manhunt (S1 E3/3)

For two episodes, we’ve seen Martin Clunes’ DCI Colin Sutton go on the hunt for the killer of Amélie Delagrange… and Marsha McDonnell… and Milly Dowler. Reports in today’s newspapers suggest that the killer – Levi Bellfield – may have attacked more people. We’ve seen Sutton battle with his own obsessive nature (that has caused friction…

REVIEW: Manhunt (S1 E1/3)

We’ve had Luther stripped over four nights on the BBC to kick-off the year (read our reviews here) and on Sky Atlantic, Escape To Dannemora is well worth a watch and has also been streamed in its entirety on Now TV. Now we have ITV’s big, New Year offering – and it’s a very different…

BBC announces cast for The Mallorca Files

A few months back we brought you news of a new day-time crime series from the BBC. Set among the vibrant international community of the eponymous Spanish island, The Mallorca Files will centre around the clash of personalities between a British and German detective who have very different approaches to policing. Yet despite – or perhaps…

ITV commissions Martin Freeman crime drama

Martin Freeman’s a fine actor, and he’s appeared in a few high-profile crime drama in recent years (Sherlock, Fargo), and now he’s coming back to our screens thanks to a new six-part crime drama on ITV. A Confession – also starring the excellent Imelda Staunton and Happy Valley’s Siobhan Finneran – tells the story of…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E5/8)

Bland. Boring. A big letdown. That’s just some of the highlights from the red-top reviews this past week of ITV’s Strangers as it’s quickly hemorrhaged it’s initial 4.2 million audience share with people tuning out episode by episode – the general consensus being it was either too complex or not complex enough considering it’s ambitions….

Eva Green to star in BBC Two adaptation of The Luminaries

French actress Eva Green is on her way back to UK TV screens. Green plays Lydia Wells, while Hewson stars as Anna Wetherell and Csokas stars as Francis Carver in a BBC Two adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize-winning The Luminaries. The period tale of adventure and mystery is set on the Wild West…

Sky Atlantic releases first trailer for series two of Tin Star

Last week, we brought you the first-look images from series two of Sky Atlantic’s original series, Tin Star. Now the broadcaster has released the first trailer, even though it’s not set to transmit in the UK until the early part of 2019. Here it is: Series two sees Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail…