REVIEW Time (S1 E3/3)

Jimmy McGovern’s Time has been a tough but compelling and extremely engrossing watch for two episodes, charting as it has two men’s stint inside an unforgiving prison: Mark Cobden, a prisoner who killed a man after driving home one night drunk, and Eric McNally, a prison guard forced into illegal activities to protect his son….

REVIEW Time (S1 E2/3)

There’s no doubt about it, Time is an outstanding drama in any genre. The way it plays with prison drama tropes to present a fully-rounded, 360º degree study of life in prison and what it does to people, as well as look closely at the consequences of crime, has been nothing short of a revelation….

Time starring Sean Bean: BBC One releases first-look image

The BBC has released a first-look image from new Jimmy McGovern prison drama, Time, starring Sean Bean. The three-part series also stars Stephen Graham and, it was announced today, Siobhan Finneran, Sue Johnston and Hannah Walters. Sean Bean takes on the role of Mark Hebden, a teacher, husband and father, who killed an innocent man…

Review: The Frankenstein Chronicles (S2 E1/6), Wednesday 1st November, ITV Encore

NB: SPOILER INSIDE The Frankenstein Chronicles was an exceptionally dark re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s infamous tale, starring Sean Bean as Detective John Marlott. What began as a relatively straightforward murder procedural descended into something altogether more grim and twisted, and was well received by fans and critics alike on its debut run. The period crime…

Filming begins on series two of The Frankenstein Chronicles

Sean Bean’s The Frankenstein Chronicles came in at number 12 in our Top 15 list in 2015, and we knew that the horror/crime mash-up would be getting a second series. Bean starred as tormented river policemanJohn Marlott in late Georgian London, who got himself involved with Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein story. New details have emerged about filming…

ITV orders second season of The Frankenstein Chronicles

Last year’s The Frankenstein Chronicles was one of the more under-the-radar successes of the crime drama year, mainly because it was stuck out on subscription Sky channel, ITV Encore. Which was a shame, because it deserved to be seen by much more people. It starred Sean Bean as a tormented river policeman in late Georgian…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd-Sunday 29th November)

Here we go then. Another week into the dark recesses of the televisual world with more new episodes of things like The Bridge, Fargo, Elementary and The Frankenstein – all crime drama out of the top drawer. We also have something new – quite possibly one of the daftest, more high concept dramas we’ve ever…