ITV releases first teaser for series two of Liar

Series one of ITV’s Liar presented us with a did-he-didn’t-he rape storyline (spoiler: he did), and now the channel has teased the return of the show. The series, created by Harry and Jack Williams, and starring Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt, told the story of Laura Nielson, a smart and capable teacher in the middle…

Liar series two begins filming, adds cast members

The second series of ITV’s award-winning six-part thriller Liar, written by Harry and Jack Williams, has begun filming At the end of series one, the discovery of Andrew Earlham’s murdered body set up a whodunit story for the second series, which picks up three weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for Andrew Earlham for…

ITV commissions second series of Liar

NB: Spoilers inside October has been Harry and Jack Williams month with the brothers’ having Monday night all to themselves – Rellik has been playing out on BBC One, while the much more conventional domestic noir (and less satisfying) Liar has been a huge success on ITV. In fact, Liar has been the ITV’s highest-rating…

Review: Liar (S1 E6/6), Monday 16th October, ITV

NB: Spoilers inside I genuinely wasn’t looking forward to the series one finale of Liar, Harry and Jack Williams’ ‘Rape Roshomon’ (as it has been crudely called elsewhere). The first half of the series was an interesting if ethically shady he said/she said exploration of truth – not so much consent, as the heinous act…

Review: Liar (S1 E5/6), Monday 9th October, ITV

NB: SPOILERS This fifth episode of Liar really did threaten to get out of hand and stretch the boundaries of credulity in every which way, but it certainly started in considered fashion. The first 20 minutes or followed Laura’s continuing journey from an unheard survivor of rape to a vengeful survivor of rape, the unveiling…

Review: Liar (S1 E4/6), Monday 2nd October, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE We spoke last week how Liar had irrevocably changed from a he said/she said mystery to a noirish vigilante piece. Or at least it had the potential to go down the vigilante route. After the revelation – well, kind of revelation – that Andrew Earlham had indeed drugged and sexually abused Laura…

Review: Liar (S1 E3/6), Monday 25th September, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE You watch enough crime dramas to know that by episode three or four in a series of six something is going to happen. Perhaps a new character will emerge that will put a spanner in the works, or a reveal will take place that will propel the story into new territory. So…

Review: Liar (S1 E2/6), Monday 18th September, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Episode one of Liar was a slick, tense she-said/he-said noir thriller, but it still made me feel uncomfortable watching it. In this age of transparency and encouragement to the survivors of sexual abuse, I often wondered whether this sort of drama, which pointed suspicion at a survivor, might do more harm than good…

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

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,…

ITV confirms Liar transmission date

September is going to be a big month for Harry and Jack Williams, the siblings behind BBC One’s The Missing. They have a new, ITV series is called Liar starting up in a few weeks and again it sounds intriguing. I think the Williams brothers have now patented the word intriguing when it comes to…