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Amy Archer-Williams

Molly’s 5 best moments in ‘Sherlock’

Molly Hooper has been a firm fan favourite ever since the first season of Sherlock hit our screens back in July 2010. Awkward and adorable, Molly was hopelessly in love with Sherlock when we first met her. Her various bids to impress him faced Sherlock’s indifference and disinterest, but Molly never gave up on him … >

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‘Stonemouth’ Episode 1 review

Stonemouth, the BBC’s new adaptation of Iain Banks’ crime novel bestseller, proves to be something of a mixed bag in its opening episode. It’s well-acted and features some truly beautiful cinematography, with the lovely seaside town of Macduff doubling as the fictional Stonemouth. A suicide under suspicious circumstances provides a compelling mystery at the heart … >

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Lestrade’s 5 best moments in ‘Sherlock’

Greg Lestrade. How do I even begin to explain Greg Lestrade? Until halfway through Sherlock’s second season, we didn’t even know his full name: he was just Lestrade, Sherlock’s link to Scotland Yard; the detective inspector who recognises Sherlock’s worth in the crime-fighting world and lets him in on cases that are proving difficult. As … >

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‘Code of a Killer’ Episode 2 review

Last week’s opening episode of Code of a Killer got off to a bit of a shaky start, but the new ITV drama steps up to the challenge this week and provides an enjoyably sinister and absorbing finale. Whilst Part 1 suffered from awkward scripting, the dialogue is noticeably cleaner and much less clunky in … >

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‘Code of a Killer’ Episode 1 review

It is 1984, and the murder of 15 year old schoolgirl Lynda Mann is all over the Leicestershire news. Her parents are making painfully heartfelt pleas for anybody with information to come forward. The police are convinced the murderer is local to the area – and that he will strike again. Their fears are confirmed … >

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‘Arthur and George’ Episode 3 review

‘We’ve found our man,’ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle announces midway through the final episode of ITV’s three-part drama Arthur and George. When the main character says something like this with an impenetrable air of confidence whilst there are still twenty five minutes of a finale left, you know there’s a plot twist yet to come. … >

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‘Arthur and George’ Episode 2 review

The second episode of ITV’s Conan Doyle based drama, Arthur and George, continues to impress after the strong precedent set by last week’s opener. This week sees the Sherlock Holmes author delving deeper into the mystery posed by George Edalji, the vicar’s son who was (dubiously) imprisoned over the slaughter of farm animals and now … >

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‘Arthur and George’ Episode 1 review

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle is undeniably one of the best loved figures in Britain’s literary history. ITV’s new three-part series Arthur and George has a lot to live up to. Spanning more than a century and spread across many different adaptions, the fanbase for Conan Doyle’s famous detective has arguably never been greater than … >

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Should Moriarty return in ‘Sherlock’?

Jim Moriarty is a bit like marmite. When we were introduced to the BBC’s version of the conniving old Professor Moriarty, the stoop-backed scowling villain of old was long gone. Instead, we met Jim – not James, thank you very much: a charming, smiley thirty-something with soulful brown eyes and an easy smile. And a … >

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‘Wolf Hall’ preview

Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Wolf Hall is a historical book steeped in intrigue and gritty, dark drama. A page-turner based in the difficult, relentless world of Tudor politics, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenwriter Peter Straughan’s new six-part adaptation takes well-known elements and figures from history and casts them in a new light. In December 2013, the … >

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