Dark Heart: new ITV drama starts on Halloween

Dark Heart, ITV’s new crime drama, starring Da Vinci’s Demons star Tom Riley and Bodyguard‘s Anjli Mohindra, has a premiere date… If Dark Heart sounds a little familiar then it’s because the original pilot aired back in 2016 on the late ITV Encore. It was such a hit with audiences, however, that ITV are now bringing it back for a … >

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‘Paranoid’ episode guide: What happens next?

Indira Varma, Robert Glenister, Neil Stuke, Lesley Sharp and Kevin Doyle star in ITV’s new conspiracy thriller, Paranoid. Written by Bill Gallagher (The Paradise), the eight-part series tells the story of a female GP who is murdered in a rural children’s playground with an abundance of eyewitnesses. A group of detectives embark on what seems to be … >

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‘Dark Heart’ trailer: Tom Riley stars in ‘Unforgotten’ writer’s new ITV crime drama

ITV Encore has released the first trailer for Dark Heart, a new crime drama from the writer of Unforgotten and the producer of The Missing. Set in London, the one-off two-hour drama is written by Chris Lang (A Mother’s Son) and based on the novel Suffer the Children by Adam Creed. Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demon) leads the cast as DI Will Wagstaffe, alongside Miranda Raison … >

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Tom Riley to star in new crime drama ‘Dark Heart’ from ‘Unforgotten’ writer

ITV Encore has announced the commission of of a new crime drama from the writer of Unforgotten and the producer of The Missing. Dark Heart will star Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demon, Doctor Who) as DI Will Wagstaffe, a man haunted by his past. Set in London, the two-hour drama is written by Chris Lang (A Mother’s Son), directed by Colin Teague (Jekyll & Hyde) and based … >

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‘Cucumber’ Episode 8 review

And so we come to the final episode of Cucumber: the one which, following the events of Episode 7, didn’t seem strictly necessary. Was it worth it? No, but we’ll come to that later. Before that, there is the matter of Henry’s attempts at social engineering, and the fact that – having clearly read too … >

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‘Cucumber’ episode guide

Queer as Folk writer Russell T Davies returns to Channel 4 with Cucumber, a new drama series exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life. > Order Cucumber on DVD on Amazon. Cucumber follows 46 year old Henry, played by Vincent Franklin (The Thick of It, Twenty Twelve) and his long-suffering boyfriend Lance, … >

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‘Cucumber’ Episode 7 review

In this penultimate episode of Cucumber, Russell T Davies doesn’t give us what we expect. There’s no knock at the door for Henry or Marie – no sudden, shocked bewilderment at news only half-comprehended. Instead, the action begins on the day of Lance’s funeral and we follow Henry going through the motions of thanking guests … >

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‘Cucumber’ Episode 6 review

Well, you can’t say we weren’t warned. In the opening sequence of this episode, the caption clearly reads, ‘Lance Edward Sullivan, 1966 – 2015’. There was the possibility that this could have been a piece of Russell T Davies misdirection, in the spirit of Rose Tyler’s ‘This is the story of how I died’. But … >

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‘Cucumber’ Episode 5 review

‘I hate gay men,’ said Henry (Vincent Franklin) in Cucumber’s opening episode last month. ‘It’s all ‘Hi!’ and ‘Oh my God! Look at you!’’ It was the kind of comment that was all whipped cream with knives: the kind of frothy acerbity which – following on from a titillatingly phallic opening sequence – wolfishly opened … >

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