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By Julio Angel Ortiz on 13 June 2011 Comments Off

In late summer of 2003, I was laid off from my job. In-between looking for a new job, I had extra time at home to be with the family and watch television, and I got hooked on the American crime show ‘Law and Order’.
This began my interest in a genre of television that I had [...]

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By Jim Smith on 28 July 2010 2 COMMENTS

I thought I’d like ‘Sherlock’, because I like both Sherlock Holmes apocrypha and Steven Moffat scripts, but I didn’t think it possible it would surprise me. Thrillingly, I was both right on the first count and very, very wrong on the second.

By Mags L Halliday on 08 July 2010 Comments Off

ITV1’s new drama is one ‘Identity’ that should have remained a secret.

By Mags L Halliday on 11 June 2010 Comments Off

Scotland Yard DCI Harker is on a break in Whitby when a mystery novelist, Agatha Fletcher, is murdered at his hotel. Reluctantly, he calls in Critchley, his DS, to solve the murder…

By Alex Fitch on 04 June 2010 Comments Off

Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Killer Inside Me’ is too well made to be dismissed as a ‘bad film’, but it is morally repugnant.

By Mark Clapham on 06 May 2010 1 COMMENT

Luther, the first British star vehicle for Idris Elba, is a combination of lightweight detective show cliches and preposterously grandiose villainy that isn’t so much bad as a bit baffling.

By Mark Clapham on 13 October 2009 Comments Off

Just one more thing…