Grace on ITV recommissioned for third series

Grace on ITV has been recommissioned for a third series, with John Simm reprising his role as Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. An adaptation of international, bestselling author Peter James’ award-winning novels, the first and third of three feature-length films in the new series will be written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, with Ed…

REVIEW Grace (S2 E2/3)

So what will we get with Grace this week? An engaging story, or a fairly average episode? That’s the way this series has been going so far. Such is the life of a mystery-of-the-week series. And this week’s instalment… well, there was a lot going on. A lot. Packing a story with a highly complex…

Grace on ITV recommissioned for a second series

Grace, the series adapted from the Roy Grace novels by Peter James and starring John Simm, has been renewed for a second series. We’ve only seen one episode of the first series, with the final episode’s transmission date yet to be announced. However, the channel has announced that it’s going ahead with a second run….

REVIEW Grace (S1 E1/2)

British crime novelist Peter James has enjoyed a long and award-winning career, writing 18, Brighton-set Roy Grace novels. And you can say the same for John Simm when it comes to acting – the Mancunian is an always-watchable and highly accomplished performer who’s starred in some of my favourite British series of the last 20…

Grace on ITV: When is it on?

It’s always a pleasure to watch John Simm on TV, and now he stars in new ITV crime drama, Grace. Acclaimed screenwriter and Endeavour creator, Russell Lewis, has adapted international bestseller Peter James’, Dead Simple, his debut novel from the award-winning Roy Grace series. Simm takes the lead role of the tenacious Detective Superintendent Roy…

Grace: ITV starts filming on Peter James adaptation

Filming has commenced on ITV crime drama, Grace, adapted from Peter James’ best-selling novels and written by screenwriter and Endeavour creator, Russell Lewis.   Starring John Simm as tenacious detective Roy Grace, Russell has adapted two of James’ award-winning novels, which introduce viewers to Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a hard-working police officer who has…

Life On Mars creator reveals ‘Final Chapter’ details

We thought it was all over with Ashes To Ashes, but Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah’s time-travelling saga – that began with Life On Mars – looks set to return for a ‘final chapter’. During a live watch-along of Life On Mars, Graham issued a number of tweets that revealed details about what would be…

State Of Play to get follow up series, confirms Paul Abbott

Paul Abbott’s State Of Play was one of the more memorable British thrillers of the last 20 years. And now Abbott has confirmed that he’s working on a follow-up. The orginal BBC series – broadcast in 2003 – starred David Morrissey as politician Stephen Collins, whose researcher is killed on the London Underground. Journalist Cal…

John Simm to star in Finnish series Cold Courage

We’ve already brought you news of Finnish original crime drama, Cold Courage, which debuts on Nordic streaming service Viaplay this year. Based in London, the production has added two high-profile British actors to its cast: John Simm and Caroline Goodall. The series is based on the novels by Pekka Hiltunen (and adapted by Hinterland writer David…

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…