Review: Little Boy Blue (S1 E2/4), Monday 1st May, ITV

Last week¬†ITV’s new four-part adaptation of the tragic Rhys Jones story introduced us to both a family trying to come to terms with the overwhelming grief of losing an 11-year-old son to a seemingly random murder and a policeman in a temporary position tasked with bringing those who took the lad’s life to justice. We…

Review: Little Boy Blue (S1 E1/4), Monday 24th April, ITV

And so we come to our post-Broadchurch, Monday-night crime watch. Whereas the final, third series of Broadchurch managed to present a harrowing case of sexual assault with sensitivity and a great deal of procedural realism, almost to the point of documentary¬†style, it has nothing on an actual true story. And this is what Little Boy…

ITV confirms transmission date for Little Boy Blue

A few months ago we saw the BBC’s attempt to bring to life a harrowing true-life crime story – that of the Shannon Matthews disappearance – and now ITV is getting in on the act. True crime stories are always fraught with difficulty and come with potential controversy – how do you depict things that…