REVIEW The Capture (S2 E6/6)

Well now. Wasn’t this just about the most bonkers, most ridiculous and the most deliciously addictive finale to a bonkers, ridiculous and deliciously addictive series? It really did play with our emotions, and – in many skilful ways – manipulated us about as well as Truro Analytics did to Isaac Turner. Along the way, I…

REVIEW The Capture (S2 E5/6)

We’re nearing the end of this fun and addictive cyber thriller, and in this penultimate episode, it really started to kick off. So much so, we got a few reveals – and they weren’t what I was expecting. Up until now, we’d been led to believe that first the Chinese and then the Russians had…

REVIEW The Capture (S2 E4/6)

There’s no doubt about it – The Capture is turning into a really fun, addictive and very creepy thriller series. In fact, I’ll say it now – this has the potential and really should be as big as something like Line Of Duty. Aaaanyway, we’re into the second half of the series, and at the…

REVIEW The Capture (S2 E3/6)

The first two episodes of The Capture plunged into another helter-skelter case involving correction, this time centring around the manipulation of security minister, Isaac Turner. At the end of episode two, we saw his appearance on Newsnight hacked – his actual appearance and words replaced by an almost impossible-to-detect deep fake extolling a racially inflammatory…

REVIEW The Capture (S2 E2/6)

Although a new story, episode one of The Capture certainly picked up where the first series finished. It presented us with another hi-tech noir, this time featuring DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) opting to work with the shadowy intelligence organisation she’s trying to bring down. Last night, we were introduced to security minister Isaac Turner…

REVIEW The Capture (S2 E1/6)

Twenty-nineteen’s The Capture was an intriguing and hugely watchable high-tech thriller, dealing as it did with deep fake technology and the potential it has to commit crimes, cover them up or, as series one did, finger someone for a crime they didn’t commit. At the end of that series, DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) –…

The Capture season 2: BBC confirms transmission date

The Capture season 2 is on its way back, and now the BBC has confirmed its transmission date. The six-episode series sees DCI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) living a lonely, paranoid existence, struggling with thwarted ambitions while seconded to Counter Terrorism Command’s ‘mapping’ department. She’s officially joined the highly classified Correction team, but has yet…

Paapa Essiedu added to season two of The Capture

Surveillance thriller The Capture is coming back to BBC One for a new, second series. Once again starring Holliday Grainger, it welcomes a new co-star for series two. I May Destroy You’s Paapa Essiedu will play Isaac Turner, a young rising star MP with ambitions for the very top. Indira Varma and Andy Nyman will…

REVIEW: The Capture (S1 E6/6)

One of the things I’ve been thinking about while watching and reviewing The Capture – BBC One’s very good six-part conspiracy/tech thriller – is why it has terrified so many people, not least myself. We watch crime dramas all the time, and often they have monsters and serial killers and sadists and psychopaths in them….

BBC releases first image for surveillance thriller The Capture

We featured BBC surveillance drama The Capture in our humungous 2019 preview. It’s set to star Holliday Grainger and Callum Turner, and the BBC has just released the first image. The six-episode series is described as a surveillance thriller set in London. When soldier Shaun Emery’s (Turner) conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned…

Holliday Grainger to star in BBC’s The Capture

The BBC seems to have tapped into the high-concept modern thriller – things like Bodyguard, Informer and The Cry have all been different but very well received and scored huge viewing figures. And now it looks as though we’re going to have another one next year. Callum Turner and Cormoran Strike’s Holliday Grainger will lead…