• The beauty of ‘Sherlock’ is all in the framing

    The beauty of ‘Sherlock’ is all in the framing

    Today’s word of the day from Radio Times and the world’s consulting detective is symmetry. It’s a tricky word, boys and girls, when it comes to film and television. For directors, symmetry can be beautiful and dangerous at the same time. On the dangerous side, when composing shots, too many symmetrical scenes can feel staged and, therefore, […]

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  • It’s Christie for Christmas x 7!

    It’s Christie for Christmas x 7!

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Beginning in 2016, we’ll be having a ‘Christie for Christmas’ holiday season for the foreseeable future. Given the audience response following last Christmas’ small screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, And Then There Were None starring Aidan Turner (Being Human, Poldark) and the earlier re-do of Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence detective novels, Partners […]

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  • The Baker Street Boys are back with first pic from Sherlock 4!

    The Baker Street Boys are back with first pic from Sherlock 4!

    When the first official trailer arrived recently for the forthcoming series of Sherlock, it was abundantly clear that it isn’t a game any longer…for Sherlock and John, for the fans of the series and, definitely, not for co-creators/writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Judging from the trailer and, now, from the first official picture released from […]

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  • ‘DCI Banks’ returns “grittier than ever” with new series

    ‘DCI Banks’ returns “grittier than ever” with new series

    DCI Banks starring Stephen Tompkinson (Trollied, Ballykissangel, Wild At Heart), Andrea Lowe (Love Life, Monroe) and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin, Murder in Suburbia) returns Wednesday, 31 August at 9pm on ITV1 with six new episodes, promising to be ‘grittier than ever’. Also returning will be Jack Deam (New Tricks, Casualty) as DC Ken Blackstone and Keith […]

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  • ‘Grantchester’ adds Christmas special to next series

    ‘Grantchester’ adds Christmas special to next series

    Following in the footsteps of Doctor Who and Call the Midwife, a couple of long-time BBC Christmas programming staples, Grantchester will add a special holiday-themed episode this year to air ahead of the planned third series that will be coming our way in 2017. James Norton and Robson Green are set to return as Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie […]

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  • Alan Davies to return for ‘spookiest episode ever’ of Jonathan Creek

    Alan Davies to return for ‘spookiest episode ever’ of Jonathan Creek

    Jonathan Creek, the comedy drama about a supernatural investigator/illusionist who helps solve murders, will return for a new one-off special in 2017 on BBC1. The great Alan Davies will return in the title role along with Sarah Alexander as his wife, Polly. Warwick Davies (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Life’s Too Short) joins the cast for the newest […]

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  • Will ‘Sherlock 4’ introduce us to a third Holmes brother?

    Will ‘Sherlock 4’ introduce us to a third Holmes brother?

    Well, it’s been a little over 24 hours since the first trailer appeared for the long-awaited 4th series of Sherlock. With the trailer showing a much darker, action-packed series than what we have become accustomed to, followed by the release of the obligatory three ‘hints’ by series co-creators/writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the internets hair was […]

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  • Sherlock 4 — “Thatcher, Smith and Sherrinford”. And….speculate!

    Sherlock 4 — “Thatcher, Smith and Sherrinford”. And….speculate!

    While we don’t know much, what we do know about the forthcoming 4th series of Sherlock is that “…it’s not a game anymore“. The trailer, which was released on Sunday during the Sherlock panel at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, promises that “…everything they know will be tested” and teases an intense, somewhat action-heavy fourth season that seems closer to […]

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