drama
Accused: Tina’s Story, BBC1

Accused: Tina’s Story, BBC1

So we've reached the final episode of this beautifully acted and instantly gripping series of Accused. It hardly seems fair to only be given four episodes does it? How can we have four episodes of this yet we get "treated  to six episodes of god awful...

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Accused: Stephen’s Story, BBC1

Accused: Stephen’s Story, BBC1

Last week somebody noted that I didn’t give credit to Jimmy McGovern’s co-writers on Accused and it’s a fair comment as every week he does work alongside another writer to create these brilliant stories. This week’s co-writer is Danny Brocklehurst, who last year...

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George Gently: Comfy Bank Holiday TV?

George Gently: Comfy Bank Holiday TV?

So Bank Holiday Weekend is upon us and so what better time to start airing a new series of nostalgic detective drama Inspector George Gently a show in which our hero is constantly trying to get to grips with the constantly changing 1960s. Part of the reason seems to...

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Waterloo Road: A New Term

Waterloo Road: A New Term

The immensely popular BBC school drama series Waterloo Road returned to our screens last night, this time having relocated to Scotland – both in the show and in reality. I must admit that I haven’t watched Waterloo Road since 2009. Up until then I...

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Accused: Mo’s Story, BBC1

Accused: Mo’s Story, BBC1

Though last week’s episode of Accused was brilliant it was slightly overshadowed by the fact that Sean Bean convincingly donned a dress to play a transvestite however at the heart of the story was a love triangle that had a tragic ending. This week there are no frills...

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The Last Weekend.

Rupert Penry-Jones as Ollie, Shaun Evans as Ian and Claire Keelan as Em. For those of you who watch Silk (The BBC’s gritty, legal drama), you’d be forgiven for thinking The Last Weekend was some sort of spin-off show with Rupert Penry-Jones enjoying his holidays away...

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Best of Men, BBC2

Best of Men, BBC2

Anybody who has watched Channel 4 over the past month or so know that they have acquired the rights to the Paralympic Games and will present live coverage later this month. It is the BBC though who have commissioned a single drama looking at the intriguing story of...

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Accused: McGovern does it Again!, BBC1

Accused: McGovern does it Again!, BBC1

Following the cutbacks to ITV’s studios in Manchester , where his series The Street was filmed, Jimmy McGovern stated he wasn’t going to make any more episodes of his character drama. This in my eyes was a shame, though understandable, as The Street always provided an...

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Autumn Preview: Good Cop, BBC1

I'm not eloquent enough to tell you how excited by the BBC's drama output this Autumn. This Autumn Luther's Warren Brown will take the lead in a tense new 4-part crime drama Good Cop Warren will play a young Liverpool response cop, PC Rocksavage. When his best...

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Silk: Our Final Verdict

Silk: Our Final Verdict

As Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones prepare to hang up their robes (only one of them made of silk) at the close of another series, it’s time to reflect on what dramatic delights Silk has brought to our TV screens. Last night was the last in the second series...

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