DCI Banks calling it a day after five series

Sadly, after six years and five overly intense series of DCI Banks, we must say goodbye to Stephen Tompkinson, Caroline Catz, Andrea Lowe and Jack Deam and their so brilliantly created characters of DCI Alan Banks, DI Helen Morton, DS Annie Cabot and DS Ken Blackstone. Based on Peter Robinson’s crime novels, the DCI Banks series was the […]

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DCI Banks set for 2016 return

Christmas is coming early, once again, as ITV has announced that Stephen Tompkinson will return in his role as DCI Alan Banks along with Andrea Lowe as DS Annie Cabbot and Caroline Catz, of Doc Martin fame, as DI Helen Morton when DCI Banks returns for a fifth series in 2016. Once again inspired by the books from acclaimed novelist […]

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Behind the scenes with ‘Inspector George Gently’

Starring Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed) as Gently and Lee Ingleby (Our Zoo) as DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently, the period crime drama, will return in 2015 with four new feature-length films set in 1969. Lisa McGrillis (Hebburn) also returns as WPC Rachel Coles. At this point, word out of the UK is that Inspector George […]

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Nicola Walker & Sanjeev Bhaskar set to star in ITV’s Unforgotten

First off, ITV had me with the headline, Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar to star in Unforgotten, but when they added the tag line, “Two can keep a secret – if one of them is dead“, I began clearing space on my DVR for when it premieres. Starring Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax, Scott & […]

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New 'old dogs' set for 'New Tricks' series premiere

What started as a simple one-off special back in March 2003 has morphed into one of the best series on television in 2014. With a mere 10 seasons and 87 episodes under their belts, New Tricks has weathered the kitchen sink of reality and talent competition shows thrown at them to become one of the BBC mainstays when it comes to police procedurals.

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Crime Connections – Endeavour

From Prime Suspect to Inspector Morse, Cracker to Lewis to the more recent Scott & Bailey and DCI Banks, British police procedurals are flat out brilliant telly. Never has this been more evident than when you look back at the ‘Inspector Morse’ progression from the original series starring John Thaw to Lewis to the most recent incarnation, Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans.

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