REVIEW: Luther (S5 E4/4)

It’s been a roller-coaster ride this week as Luther has hurtled to its (supposedly) final chapter. With his personal world collapsing in on him and an increasingly inhibited serial killer still on the loose, can John Luther roll the dice one last time and emerge unscathed? A thoroughly efficient Palmer takes Luther through a series…

REVIEW: Luther (S5 E3/4)

Whilst the first two episodes of this new season of Luther have barreled along at a rapid pace, things slowed up somewhat tonight to take to a well-earned breather as we focused on the consolidation and convergence of certain plot-lines whilst the net tightened both on our suspects and Luther himself. With time running short…

REVIEW: Luther (S5 E2/4)

So she’s back. It was possibly the worst kept secret of the year when the return of Luther was originally announced – Alice Morgan was back. She’s arguably the best character in the show (spin-off anybody?) and therefore the default fail-safe to bring back every time the plot looked like it is flagging, which is…

REVIEW: Luther (S5 E1/4)

It’s that most wonderful time of the year… where the BBC brings out its post-festive big hitters. And there are none as big as one of its biggest international success story Luther, returning tonight for its fifth (and final?) season. After a decidedly bum note of a truncated fourth run, the broadcaster has gone to…

Luther gets New Year’s Day transmission date

We’re all looking forward to the fifth series of Luther, and we initially thought that the four-part series would play out – or at least start – before Christmas. Not so. The Idris Elba behemoth gets a primetime New Year’s Day start date and then plays out every night for the rest of the week….

BBC releases Luther teaser; Ruth Wilson confirms return

Idris Elba fans sang from the rooftops when a fifth series of Luther was announced last year. With four new episodes coming, the plot goes something like this: As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that…

Luther series five begins filming; adds cast and plotlines revealed

When the news hit last year that Idris Elba would be back in Neil Cross’s Luther, the crime drama universe frothed at the mouth a little bit – it’s one of the highest-rating shows in the genre, and one of the BBC’s biggest exports. I still maintain that the new, fifth series will be broadcast…

BBC announces Luther to return for new series

I’d heard on the grapevine that there was to be an announcement by the BBC tomorrow (Tuesday) concerning Luther. New Luther. But that announcement has been brought forward and it does indeed signify a return to the small screen for our titular hero. What’s more, it’s a proper series, not just a two-episoder. Read on…

Review: Luther (S2 E2/2), Tuesday 22nd December, BBC1

With cannibal killer suspect Steven Rose on the run, Alice apparently dead, and Bloom definitely in bits, Luther’s running out of options – at least he has crimelord Cornelius chained to a radiator. But not for long.

Review: Luther (S4 E1/2), Tuesday 15th December, BBC1

Ah, Luther. It’s crazier than a box of frogs, but so knowing in its craziness that all critical faculties fly out of the window. DC John Luther (Idris Elba) himself is disturbed, his accomplice Alice (Ruth Wilson) is a certifiable loon, and the London in which Luther operates is a serial killer’s paradise. No wonder this…

BBC iPlayer has a 12-minute catch-up video for Luther

Earlier today I put up a post that included some bits and bobs to prepare for the imminent arrival of one of the UK’s biggest dramas and exports, Sherlock. Now here’s news of another one of the country’s biggest hitters – Luther – which is even more imminent. Like tomorrow night imminent.

BBC confirms Luther transmission date

It’s been a bit of a day of confirmed transmission dates. First we had ITV confirming the kick-off date for series two of Prey, and now word reaches us that the BBC has detailed the transmission date for Luther. While not a full series, the two-parter is a belter. So much for winding down for…