Emilia Fox Acorn TV drama gets first trailer

Emilia Fox – star of Silent Witness – is starring in another upcoming drama. Furthermore, Signora Volpe will debut on Acorn TV next month. To the casual observer, there’s nothing remarkable about Sylvia Fox (Fox) – an intelligent, confident woman in her 40s, she tends to keep quiet about her formidable linguistic abilities, impressive knowledge…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E8/8)

If you’ve stayed the course with Strangers these past two months, then I salute you. Unfortunately your reward for such unwavering loyalty was paltry this week, when the final episode sought to wrap everything up as awkwardly as possible in record time – a show suddenly conscious of it’s diminishing timescale after dawdling around for…

Review: Strangers (S1 E7/8)

For almost two months, Strangers has been waiting to get it’s groove back to the same level of tension and intrigue that it built up in it’s first episode; this week the penultimate chapter almost came close to achieving that. For the most part, we have the complete story now – but there are some…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E6/8)

Well. We are into the final run of Strangers now, and after finding out who killed Megan last week, all that was left to discover was the why. But this show is never direct in it’s intentions and whilst the pace certainly switched up a gear this week, for most of the time my reaction…

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….

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E4/8)

We’re halfway through the run on Strangers and for some that might be a blessing – the show has become a bit of a slow mover in terms of plot, relying on a key reveal in the last few minutes of each episode to tide us over until the next week. In between those cliffhangers…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E3/8)

Strangers got some unfairly negative press last week when it was accused of ‘fridging’ it’s main female character within seconds of the show starting, apparently something of a record. Originally a term coined by writer Gail Simone in the late 1990s , the concept was chiefly orientated around the killing or injuring of a female…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E2/8)

It was a tumultuous start to Strangers last week, with John Simm’s character Professor Jonah Mulray put through the emotional wringer in the wake of his wife’s death. With the revelations coming thick and fast about Megan’s secret life in Hong Kong alongside her other husband David, the episode culminated with the shocking evidence she…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E1/8)

John Simm has been heavily featured on the broadsheet interview circuit this past week in promotion for his performance in Harry and Jack William’s latest executive produced thriller, Strangers. In those interviews he jokes about his seemingly consistent presence on British TV for well over a decade, culminating in the farcical “Simm Off” earlier this…

BBC One confirms transmission date for Silent Witness

The first weeks of January are arguably the busiest time of the year for crime drama, mainly because there are so many returning series. We’ve got all sorts happening in those first two weeks (we’re all going to be busy!), and one of the things that’s returning is that venerable, veteran crime drama series, Silent…