drama
The Returned delivers more twists

The Returned delivers more twists

This week, finally, some things became clear. And then a whole load of new twists made everything confusing again. It does seem like we will get a satisfying conclusion in three weeks time, although I am concerned that a second series has been commissioned. We began...

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The Returned just gets better

The Returned just gets better

Let’s deal with poor Lena and her horrific scar first. To all of you about to google ‘keloid’, please don’t. I just did and they’re not pretty. But yes, it could be a keloid rather than some freaky psychic wound. Although we did have another example of one twin being...

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Channel 4 release trailer for Dates

Channel 4 release trailer for Dates

Channel 4 have unveiled the trailer for new series Dates from Bryan Elsley, creator of the seminal E4 show Skins. Dates steps into the social minefield that is 21st century dating and stars; Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line), Sheridan Smith (Quartet), Andrew Scott (The...

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ITV announce return of Mr Whicher.

ITV announce return of Mr Whicher.

BAFTA Award nominated actress OLIVIA COLMAN (Tyrannosaur, Twenty Twelve, Rev) will co-star in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher II : The Murder In Angel Lane alongside PADDY CONSIDINE (The Bourne Ultimatum, Submarine, Red Riding), who returns to the role of...

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What to expect from ITV1’s Mr Selfridge

What to expect from ITV1’s Mr Selfridge

Last year BBC1 had one of their bigger successes with The Paradise a costume drama set in a department store in the late 19th century. Though the series was a ratings winner there was controversy surrounding the decision to air the episodes before production had...

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The Making of  a Lady, ITV

The Making of a Lady, ITV

Whether you like them or not, period dramas certainly have their place in the schedules of 2012. Dowton Abbey and Call the Midwife have drawn massive audiences this year so you can't blame ITV for trying their luck at another period piece for a dark Sunday night. The...

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The Welcome return of BBC2’s The Hour

The Welcome return of BBC2’s The Hour

When Abi Morgan’s 1950s newsroom drama The Hour debuted last summer it opened to mixed responses from critics with some praising the period detail while others thought the dialogue was fairly clunky. However the series was incredibly well-received in America...

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Monroe: Series 2, ITV

Monroe: Series 2, ITV

 ITV’s Monroe was one of my favourite drama series of 2011. The cast were all superb, the storylines emotional and engaging and let’s just face it, James Nesbitt can do no wrong. The series, which revolved round the life and work of Neurosurgeon Monroe was bound...

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Leaving, ITV

Leaving, ITV

Over the last few years I’ve been longing for ITV to return to their drama heyday and in the last few weeks it would appear they’ve been listening to pleas.  Every week has seen one new drama after another start.  Monday saw the beginning of a new...

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