Amanda Redman

New Tricks, BBC1

Go on then, make a series. This pilot almost failed to take off – the opening was too slow and the Shallow Grave-style interviews were too clichéd – but Roy Mitchell's drama got more and more enjoyable as it went on. The cast is a blast from the past (except for...

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At Home With The Braithwaites, ITV1

The most likeable dramas tend to be the ones that don’t take themselves too seriously, and nothing takes itself less seriously than At Home With The Braithwaites. Based on a cheerfully far-fetched premise (Leeds woman wins £38 million in Euro-lottery), it’s populated...

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