REVIEW The Pembrokeshire Murders (S1 E3/3)

In many ways, I’m glad that this three-part, true-crime adaptation did not focus too much on the Bullseye connection. This story – of DCI Steve Wilkins’ quest to find the requisite forensics evidence to put away John Cooper – had been bubbling along satisfactorily, but the case took a turn in the second and penultimate…

REVIEW The Pembrokeshire Murders (S1 E2/3)

It’s been an unexpectedly busy week, so I’ve only just got around to watching and reviewing episodes two and three of ITV’s latest true-crime adaptation, The Pembrokeshire Murders. DCI Steve Wilkins (played by Luke Evans) is a returning hotshot detective who decides to reopen a double-homicide case from the 1980s. We’ve seen so many true-crime…

REVIEW The Pembrokeshire Murders (S1 E1/3)

The hottest sub-genre of crime drama is undoubtedly the true-crime adaptation. As regular readers will know, I’m not the biggest fan because, well… why not just watch a really good documentary on any given subject, rather than watch a fictionalised account of something that affects families and people who survived the trauma? The next in…

ITV orders new true crime dramatisation The Pembrokeshire Murders

ITV has ordered another true crime dramatisation. In The Pembrokeshire Murders, two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a shadow over the work of the Dyfed Powys police force. In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins (Luke Evans) decided to reopen both cases. Employing pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his handpicked team found…