Review: In The Dark (S1 E3/4), Tuesday 25th July, BBC1

You get the sense that the BBC is testing the water a bit with In The Dark, the four-part series that adapts two of Mark Billingham’s crime novels. MyAnna Buring was excellent as DI Helen Weeks in the first two-part story, and I do wonder if Weeks could form the basis for a new longish-running…

Danny Brocklehurst and MyAnna Buring guest on A Stab In The Dark

UKTV’s crime podcast A Stab In The Dark rolls on this week with two guests at the heart of British crime drama at the moment. Danny Brocklehurst and MyAnna Buring are currently featured in the adaptation of Mark Billingham’s Time Of Death and In The Dark novels for the BBC. More details after the jump!

Review: In The Dark (S1 E1/4), Tuesday 11th July, BBC1

Here we go, then. Another new crime drama series on the BBC, but this one looks to have some pedigree about it, both in front of and behind the camera. We have an original (award-winning) crime writer, Mark Billingham, an award-winning screenwriter, Danny Brocklehurst, doing the adapting, and MyAnna Buring doing the acting. What could…

Interview: MyAnna Buring, In The Dark

This coming Tuesday night, BBC One broadcasts the first episode of In The Dark, Danny Brocklehurst’s four-part adaptation of Mark Billingham’s two Helen Weeks stand-alone books (Time Of Death and In The Dark). It’s good stuff, with Ripper Street’s MyAnna Buring taking the lead role (her first lead role maybe in a TV series? I’ll…

Mark Gatiss: Sherlock may not return in its current form

Once again, I want to bring to your attention a podcast I’ve been producing for the company I do my day job for – UKTV. This week (we’ve been releasing one episode every Wednesday) sees Sherlock co-creator, Mark Gatiss, chat to host Mark Billingham. Find out more after the jump.

Mark Billingham’s In The Dark transmission date confirmed by the BBC

Mark Billingam’s 14 Tom Thorne novels have helped to establish him as one of Britain’s most popular and best-selling writers. Sky’s adaptations of Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were a success, but we heard some time ago that two of his stand-alone novels (although they have connections to the Thorne novels) – In The Dark and Rush…

UKTV launches crime podcast A Stab In The Dark

British broadcaster UKTV – who numbers Alibi, Drama and W as part of its network of 10 channels – has announced that it has launched a brand-new crime podcast. A Stab In The Dark has an initial run of six episodes, and boasts award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham as its host. Read on for more!

MyAnna Buring lands lead role in Mark Billingham drama In The Dark

We’ve known for a while that best-selling crime writer Mark Billingham’s stand-alone novel, In The Dark, had been adapted for TV by Danny Brocklehurst (who’s a busy boy at the moment), and now we have not only more information, but also a cast to go with it. Whenever one of our premiere crime dramas get…

BBC releases details of Mark Billingham adaptation

We known for a while now that two of Mark Billingham’s crime novels – In The Dark and Time Of Death – were to get the BBC treatment. He’s already been burnt by the Thorne/Sky experience, but it’s great to see that his work is back on the TV and the BBC fleshed out the details…

Radio Times Festival Dispatches: Mark Billingham

As any discerning crime fiction fan will know, the author Mark Billingham is a constant and excellent presence on the festival circuit. His background in stand-up has served him well – he’s a great compère and interviewer – but this time he was the interviewee.