The BBC commissions four BIG crime dramas for second series

The BBC has recommissioned four of its biggest crime dramas from 2021 and early 2022 for second series. The Tourist, The Responder, Vigil and Time are all getting second runs. Vigil and Time – starring Suranne Jones and Sean Bean and Stephen Graham respectively – appeared first in early 2021 and went on to garner…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E6/6)

I’m always interested in how big series choose to end series, and with Vigil we had a really divisive ending. After all the hairum-scarum thrills at the end of episode five, the scene was set for some truly good stuff. Except it never quite panned out that way, instead choosing to go down a road…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E5/6)

Well I’m a bit late on this but seeing as though I’ve reviewed four episodes of this submarine drama, I might as well stay the course. (I have been watching, just haven’t had time to write up.) Aaanyway, where were we? At the end of episode four, we saw DCI Amy Silva rugby tackled by…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E4/6)

Vigil has bubbled along quite nicely over three episodes, its initial locked-room (or locked-sub) mystery intensifying as the weeks go by. In many ways, I’m enjoying the parallel investigation by Kirsten Longacre on dry land more than Amy Silva’s onboard the sub. And, at the end of last week’s episode, Longacre was apprehended by some…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E3/6)

Vigil has proved to be perfect Sunday-night viewing when you think about it. Pacey, slick, big names, twisty, turny, conspiratorial, and even a locked-room (or at least locked-sub) murder mystery for good measure. However, what I like about Vigil the most, I think, is the way the two parallel investigations – one by Amy Silva…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E2/6)

Yesterday we saw the first episode of BBC One’s latest, high-concept, primetime thriller, Vigil. Essentially a locked-room murder mystery we’ve seen countless times before, things were given a neat twist because of its setting, onboard a nuclear submarine with a very uptight crew. We left things last night in a precarious situation – there was…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E1/6)

You know it’s the new season of TV when the BBC rolls out the first of its big hitters for the autumn and winter. And starting a Bank Holiday double bill, Vigil is most certainly a big hitter. Made by the same production company that made Line of Duty, and starring the likes of Suranne…

BBC to launch Vigil with double bill

It’s a fair bet that BBC One’s Vigil is going to be the next seriously big crime drama. From the makers of Line Of Duty and starring the likes of Suranne Jones, Martin Compston and Endeavour’s Shaun Evans, it’s got an intriguing set-up. And now the BBC has unveiled three new images as well as…

BBC releases new trailer for Vigil

From the makers of Line of Duty, Vigil looks set to be the big new summer crime drama in the UK. And now the BBC has dropped a great new trailer. Created by Tom Edge, it tells the story of the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear…

BBC releases first trailer for Vigil

The BBC has released the first trailer for Vigil, starring Suranne Jones and Martin Compston. Created by Tom Edge, it tells the story of the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine, which brings the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy…

Sky Atlantic drops first trailer for series two of Save Me

The yellow puffer jacket is on its way back. Sky Atlantic’s Save Me – which reached our top five in 2017’s best crime dramas – is set to return in a short while, complete with Lennie James in the title role as anti-hero, Nelly. And now we have a trailer. At the end of series…

Sky Atlantic confirms series two of Save Me

Sky Atlantic’s Save Me – Lennie James’s often stunning (and often bleak) British crime drama – has been recommissioned by Sky for a second series. It has been rumbling along on Sky Atlantic, but if you have Now TV you might have watched the whole series via its boxset service. So we won’t say too…