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…

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…

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 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…

ITV confirms transmission date for series three of Unforgotten

One of the series we’re really looking forward to is series three of ITV’s Unforgotten, Chris Lang’s superior cold case drama starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar. They’re both back in the new, third run reprising their roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan as they investigate another emotionally-charged cold case. Now…

ITV releases trailer for series three of Unforgotten

As we mentioned yesterday, as soon as the World Cup finishes there’s going to be a whoosh of new stuff on our TVs to fill the football-sized hole. One of the first to do so will be series three of Unforgotten – Chris Lang’s cold case drama starring the ever-brilliant Nicola Walker. Sanjeev Bhaskar is…

ITV recommissions Unforgotten for third series

Twenty-seventeen has already proved to be a busy, varied and excellent year for crime drama, with several series already hitting the mark. One of those early trailblazers has been ITV’s Unforgotten, which was both a critical and ratings success when it returned for a second series in January. Now we’ve received news that it will…

Review: Unforgotten (S2 E6/6), Thursday 9th February, ITV

We are now at the stage in Unforgotten where, if you have been following the fates of our four suspects and have come to feel affectionate towards them, you need to stick your fingers in your ears and chant: “La la la – not listening!” NB: Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers