REVIEW Viewpoint (S1 E3/5)

We’ve already established that to really enjoy Viewpoint you have to suspend disbelief and just go with it. And I mean really suspend all disbelief and just let it happen. Because Viewpoint is just so riven with procedural dodginess, any police officers watching this will be having a heart attack. And, sorry to all those…

REVIEW Viewpoint (S1 E2/5)

Last night’s opening episode of Viewpoint gave us an intriguing story influenced by Rear Window. Traumatised cop Martin Young (Noel Clarke, on fine form) was tasked with staking out missing schoolteacher Gemma Hillman’s apartment. To do this, he needed to more or less take over the home of single mum Zoe, who became increasingly fascinated…

REVIEW Viewpoint (S1 E1/5)

Any series that boasts it has a touch of Rear Window about it is surely worth a look. One of my favourite movies, it’s one of Hitchcock’s finest and has a wonderful, iconic cast that was at the top of its game in 1954. And it was so much more than just a thriller about…

Viewpoint on ITV: When is it on?

And we’re on to the next one. After the successes of Unforgotten and Too Close, ITV is set to roll out its next crime thriller, Viewpoint in the coming weeks. Based on an idea by¬†Fleabag¬†and Emmy award-winning director, Harry Bradbeer and co-created and written by Edgar award-winner Ed Whitmore, the five-part drama follows a tense…

ITV orders surveillance thriller Viewpoint

ITV has ordered a five-part surveillance thriller called Viewpoint. The series follows a police surveillance investigation into a tight-knit Manchester community and explores whether it is ever possible to observe the lives of others with true objectivity and zero effect. When beloved primary school teacher Gemma King vanishes into thin air, DC Martin Young decides…