Review: Strike – Career Of Evil (S1 E2/2), Sunday 4th March, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE So in the final Strike story – for some time, at least – we saw that Robin had been sent a severed leg in the post. Strike immediately thought of three suspects that could be behind such a personal attack: Noel Brockbank, an ex-major who had been accused of abusing his daughter, Britney,…

Review: Strike – Career Of Evil (S1 E1/2), Sunday 25th February, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE The BBC’s adaptations of JK Rowling’s Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike novels have proved a hit with viewers despite some odd scheduling. I honestly thought that these two and three-episode stories would be played out during holiday periods, like ITV’s Maigret (or perhaps strung together in one six-episode series), but no… we’ve had…

Strike to return in 2018 with Career Of Evil

We’ll be bringing you our review of the second part of Strike – The Silkworm in due course, but there’s news out of the BBC that Tom Burke will return next year as Strike in Strike – Career of Evil as the war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street….

Review: Strike – The Silkworm (S2 E1/2), Sunday 10th September, BBC One

NB: Spoilers inside Following the series opener The Cuckoo’s Calling, do we know all there is to know about down-at-heel detective Cormoran Strike, or his implausibly glamorous assistant Robin? Obviously not – there must be more revelations to come in this second outing for JK Rowling’s impecunious investigator.

BBC confirms Strike – The Silkworm transmission date

It’s a busy-old day here at The Killing Times with three new shows having their transmission dates confirmed today. We’re two episodes into the first BBC adaptation of JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels, and now the BBC has announced when the next story will be.

First Look: Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling, BBC One

Well, I’m back from my little break and slowly but surely I’m catching up with the things that I’ve missed this week. Last night I went along to the BFI Southbank to watch the first episode of the first of the eagerly-awaited BBC adaptations of JK Rowling’s (or Robert Galbraith’s) Cormoran Strike novels. The first,…

BBC releases first images from Cormoran Strike adaptations

We now know that Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger will take the lead roles in the BBC’s highly-anticipated adaptations of Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike novels. We’ve detailed the stories as they’ve been released (go here and here to read them), and we know that filming has started. According to some reports, filming will carry on…

JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike crime novels to be adapted by the BBC

Yes, I’ve already uploaded a post about about the BBC’s upcoming autumn/winter slate of programmes (here if you missed it), but within all the Sherlocks and the Luthers there was one titbit that deserved its own news story. JK Rowling is one of the world’s biggest selling and best known authors, thanks to a little wizard…

JK Rowling’s crime novels to be adapted by the BBC

JK Rowling caused a bit of storm when it was revealed that the writer Robert Galbraith was actually her in disguise. Whatever the media and industry reaction to the nom-de-plume, the Cormoran Strike novels have been widely acclaimed and proved that Rowling is adept at turning her hand to multiple genres. She wanted to keep the true…