Line Of Duty: Lindsay Denton versus Roz Huntley

I love Line Of Duty. I love Steve Arnott and his chippy little ways; I love Kate Fleming’s calm insouciance; I love Ted Hastings and his paternal, old-fashioned sheriff ways; and, more to the point, I love the fact that writer and director Jed Mercurio has torn up the rule book when it comes to crime…

Review: The Missing (S2 E8/8), Wednesday 30th November, BBC1

And so it came to this. The final instalment of a crazy, dual timeline-hopping story that has taken in Germany, Iraq and Switzerland as its three main locations. A story of family breakdowns, shocks, twists and a power drill. Yes, this second series of The Missing has had a bit of everything and is the…

Review: The Missing (S2 E7/8), Wednesday 23rd November, BBC1

So last week I posted a review where I stated everything seemed to point to the women who said she was Alice Webster being Alice Webster. Some readers pointed out that I got this wrong. But surely this is all part of the game – the Williams brothers pulling us this way and that, injecting subterfuge…

Review: The Missing (S2 E6/8), Wednesday 16th November, BBC1

Can we talk about the drill? I think we can. When army liaison officer Adam Gettrick was revealed to have been ‘Alice Webster”s captor and father to her child (or at least that’s what was inferred) and mercilessly and brutally killed German Polizei Jorn Lenhart with a cordless drill (I still can’t drive past a B&Q after…

Review: The Missing (S2 E5/8), Wednesday 9th November, BBC1

I’ve been enjoying this series of The Missing. I have, honestly. I know I’ve been gobbing on about lack of emotional connection with the characters (because of the dual timeline approach), but I have been enjoying it: it has been innovatively told, very well acted and full of edge-of-your-seat twists and turns. This episode – episode…

Review: The Missing (S2 E2/8), Wednesday 19th October, BBC1

So off we went on series two of The Missing last week – another emotional rollercoaster ride, this time featuring the Webster family, who were coming to terms with the reappearance of their lost daughter, Alice Webster. But that wasn’t all. That was in 2014, and now, in the present day, Julien Baptiste was in…

Review: The Missing (S2 E1/8), Wednesday 12th October, BBC1

The first series of The Missing was the series that put the Williams brothers – Harry and Jack – on the map. It was a harrowing story of two British parents stranded in France searching desperately for their little boy, Oliver, with the help of local policeman Julien Baptiste. The search drove the couple apart…

Interview: Keeley Hawes, The Missing

Next week, the Williams brothers’ new six-part anthology thriller, The Missing, kicks into gear again. This time, we have David Morrissey and Keeley Hawes as the parents who go through unimaginable struggles. We managed to get hold of an interview with the brilliant Keeley Hawes (who has, in the past five years, really cemented her…

BBC confirms transmission date for season two of The Missing

Back in 2014, the Williams brothers’ The Missing enthralled viewers with its choppy narrative and emotional story of parents searching for their missing son, who had disappeared while on holiday in France. It was soon announced that a second series had been commissioned and that an all-new story would be at its heart. Now we…

BBC releases first trailer for season two of The Missing

No sooner has one Williams brothers series finished, another one is just starting to crank up. We’re a month or so away from the second series of The Missing – this time starring the excellent Keeley Hawes and David Morrissey – but a new teaser has hit the streets, featuring the gravel-voiced Tchéky Karyo’s Julien Baptiste…