Review: Strike – Career Of Evil (S1 E2/2), Sunday 4th March, BBC One

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So in the final Strike story – for some time, at least – we saw that Robin had been sent a severed leg in the post. Strike immediately thought of three suspects that could be behind such a personal attack: Noel Brockbank, an ex-major who had been accused of abusing his daughter, Britney, and someone Cormoran had investigated when he was in the army; some guy called Donald Laing, and ex-squaddie who had been convicted of abusing his wife and child by Cormoran and sent down; and Jeff Whittaker, his mum’s old flame and who had been suspected of pushing her to suicide. The stakes were upped considerably when a young teen linked to Strike was found murdered. He was being framed for something and taunted from afar. But by who? Continue reading

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Review: Strike – The Silkworm (S2 E2/2), Sunday 17th September, BBC One

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NB: SPOILERS INSIDE

Set in the cut-throat world of publishing, one with which writer/exec producer JK Rowling must be familiar, The Silkworm is a murder mystery with a twist – all the suspects are featured in the victim’s final novel. But which character represents the killer? Continue reading

Strike to return in 2018 with Career Of Evil

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We’ll be bringing you our review of the second part of Strike – The Silkworm in due course, but there’s news out of the BBC that Tom Burke will return next year as Strike in Strike – Career of Evil as the war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. It’ll be the third adaptation of Robert ‘JK Rowling’ Galbraith’s Strike novels.

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Review: Strike – The Silkworm (S2 E1/2), Sunday 10th September, BBC One

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Following the series opener The Cuckoo’s Calling, do we know all there is to know about down-at-heel detective Cormoran Strike, or his implausibly glamorous assistant Robin? Obviously not – there must be more revelations to come in this second outing for JK Rowling’s impecunious investigator. Continue reading