REVIEW Unforgotten (S4 E6/6)

There haven’t been many greater shocks in British detective TV than last week’s traumatic car crash in which Cassie was side-swiped by a speeding vehicle. Not only did it come completely out of the blue, but it also left so many unanswered questions – is the collision anything to do with the murder case? Could…

REVIEW Unforgotten (S4 E2/6)

To bowdlerise Philip Larkin: they screw you up, your mum and dad; they may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you. Mothers and fathers and that fateful inheritance that can blight or boost your life has often played a part in…

Unforgotten season four trailer released by ITV

Unforgotten season four starts in little more than a week, so it’s not surpsise that the show’s home channel, ITV, has released the first trailer. The fourth series opens with the discovery of a dismembered body in a scrap metal yard, which the team believe has been stored in a domestic freezer for 30 years….

ITV confirms transmission date for Unforgotten

We teased at the start of the year 2021 could well be a huge year for crime drama in the UK, thanks to a raft of COVID-delayed productions as well as new series. Once of those big, big series is ITV’s Unforgotten. And now we know when it’s coming back. The fourth series opens with…

Nicola Walker to star in new Alibi crime drama Annika

Nicola Walker is already a crime drama legend thanks to her roles in Spooks and, latterly, Unforgotten. Now the actress is set to appear in a new crime drama from UKTV channel, Alibi. The six-part Annika based on the hugely successful Radio 4 drama, written by Nick Walker and will see Olivier-award-winner Walker bring the leading character, DI…

ITV renews Unforgotten for a fourth series

Some good news has been issued forth from the town square: ITV has announced today that one of the most consistent, affecting British crime dramas of the past decade, Unforgotten, will return for a fourth series. The new series will see Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar reprise their roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E6/6)

The death of suspect Peter Carr on her watch was a punch to the solar plexus Cassie (Nicola Walker) was not ready for. As her guilt drags her down, sidekick Sunny (Sanjeev Bhaskar) has regained his customary haunted, confused demeanour as he watches his beloved colleague’s spirits circle the mental drain. Since the police raid…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E5/6)

By this stage, though the field of suspects is narrowing, the case is throwing up anomalies and making it harder for the protagonists to find the catharsis they seek. As we suspected, attention is turning to James Hollis’s errant son Eliot, a troubled youth, and not the little boy he was portrayed as. But Hollis…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E4/6)

There must be a reason why Unforgotten creator/writer Chris Lang has, throughout the three series, envisioned four chief suspects and it may be as simple as maths; counting and calculation. A triumvirate, you see, has spiritual strength. Three is the first odd prime number, which gives it the power of indivisibility (God, the Son and the Holy Spirit – see, indivisible). The…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E3/6)

Last week’s delicious little cliffhanger – the tense phone call between TV quiz host James Hollis (Kevin McNally) and his estranged son Elliot (Tom Rhys Harris) – has probably quelled the left-field gut theory that we had about who murdered Hayley Reid. The Hollises, père et fils, may be complicit in some guilty secret concerning…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E2/6)

  Who was it who partied like it was 1999 on the night of teenager Hayley Reid’s murder? Having identified the remains found under the motorway, and established that the cause of death was strangulation, our intrepid tecs now have to settle on some suspects. Journalist-turned-TV-quizmaster James Hollis (Kevin McNally), who has an ego the…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E1/6)

Welcome back, DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan – the most human cops on the box ­- you’ve been away too long. Let’s hope that three’s the charm. BAFTA nominee Nicola Walker (last seen transcending rather trite material in The Split) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (here, there and everywhere – and occasionally gracing the recent…