Review: Liar (S1 E1/6), Monday 11th September, ITV

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NB: Spoilers inside

I have to admit I wasn’t looking forward to watching Liar. Yes, it’s created by Harry and Jack Williams, and yes, it stars the ever-reliable Joanne Froggatt (and Ioan Gruffud), but this was advertised as a story about a young woman who had gone out on a date with a reputable surgeon, and woke up the next morning and accused him of rape. It filled me with unease – in a world where survivors of sexual abuse have a hard enough time convincing the authorities (and indeed friends and families) that their claims are truthful, I did wonder whether this story was going to be detrimental to rape survivors. Continue reading

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BBC confirms Rellik transmission date

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It’s going to be a big week of crime drama action in the a few weeks’ time, with a couple of primetime series kicking off. One of them is Rellik, an intriguing new six-parter from the minds of Harry and Jack Williams, the sibling showrunners of The Missing. Indeed, that very same week, the Williams brothers have another new series starting on exactly the same time over on ITV. You won’t be able to move for them in this week. Continue reading

The Missing’s Tchéky Karyo: Julien Baptiste is the new Hercule Poirot

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the-missing-france-3-tcheky-karyo-le-scenario-est-vraiment-brillant-_news_fullLast night I went along to a special screening of episode five of The Missing (review coming later tonight), held at a posh hotel in the middle of London. It’s always a treat to see television dramas on the big screen, and to also see some of the talent connected to them talk about their work afterwards. In this case, Harry and Jack Williams and Tchéky Karyo were in attendance, so I’ve transcribed some of the things they said. Continue reading

Interview: Harry and Jack Williams, One Of Us

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Programme Name: One of Us - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Louise Elliot (JULIET STEVENSON), Claire Elliot (JOANNA VANDERHAM), Moira Douglas (JULIE GRAHAM), Anna (GEORGINA CAMPBELL), Rob Elliot (JOE DEMPSIE), Bill Douglas (JOHN LYNCH), Alastair (GARY LEWIS) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Mark Mainz

 (C) BBC – Photographer: Mark Mainz

Look out for next week. It’s when some big, new series start. None more so than the Williams brothers’ new four-part whodunit, One Of Us. The brothers are one of the hottest properties in TV at the moment thanks to last year’s The Missing, and with a new series of that starting this autumn, it’s going to be busy for them. One Of Us tells the story of two families, who are rocked when they learn that their children – who have recently married – have been murdered. When the murderer turns up on their doorstep on the same day as the murder, they have to ask themselves what they should do next. There’s an interview with Harry and Jack we managed to get hold of after the jump… (we’ll be posting up an interview a day in between now and next Tuesday). Continue reading