Review: From Darkness (S1 E4/4), Sunday 25th October, BBC1

If you’ve read my previous reviews of the past three episodes of Kate Baxendale’s four-part crime drama, you’ll know I’ve been less than enamoured. But I’ve stuck with it because the lure of a whodunit means I always want to find out who the murderer is. Damn you From Darkness! And, wouldn’t you know it,…

Review: From Darkness (S1 E3/4), Sunday 18th October, BBC1

It was time for episode three of this head-scratcher of a crime drama. Good cast, interesting-sounding story, but ultimately badly put together, which is a shame when you consider its pedigree in front of and behind the camera. However, with only four episodes I had decided to carry on with it, battle through some of those baffling…

Review: From Darkness (S1 E2/4), Sunday 11th October, BBC1

Katie Baxendale’s four-part drama From Darkness kicked off last week by telling the story of ex-policewoman Claire Church, who was slowly being drawn into a cold case after the remains of a murdered prostitute were found on a building site in Manchester. The prostitute was part of an investigation Claire had been working on, but the case…

Review: From Darkness (S1 E1/4), Sunday 4th October, BBC1

This new four-part series – penned by Kate Baxendale – stars Anne-Marie Duff as an ex-copper who left it all behind to go and live a peaceful new life in the Western Isles of Scotland. British crime drama, especially, seems to have split into two factions these days – the light, traditional procedural and the the…

Interview: Anne-Marie Duff, From Darkness

I’ve been hearing good things about From Darkness, the BBC’s new four-part series starring Anne-Marie Duff. Ex-constable Claire Church (Duff) has fled her dark past by escaping to the remote Western Isles with her partner, Norrie. But no matter how far she runs, she can’t escape the shadows cast by her history, and as decades-old bodies…

Trailer: From Darkness, BBC1

And they just keep on coming. It seems there’s a new crime drama starting every week on Britain’s main channels. In fact it’s not not just some random perception, it’s the truth. YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH. Well, yes we can. The next biggie, From Darkness, will start on Sunday 4th October, and it stars the always-excellent…

Anne-Marie Duff takes lead role in BBC crime drama, From Darkness

Anne-Marie Duff (who we know well from Shameless, Nowhere Boy, The Virgin Queen) will lead the cast of From Darkness, a new four-part psychological crime drama for the BBC. Not only is Duff one of the country’s premiere actresses, this new series comes from the BBC Writersroom, an online portal championing new writers. The beneficiary…