Sean Bean begins filming second season of ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’

The new season of ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles has started filming in Northern Ireland. Incorporating elements from Mary Shelley’s Gothic literary classic, the period crime drama launched in November 2015, starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Sharpe) as Inspector John Marlott. The Frankenstein Chronicles is set in Georgian London in 1827 and was created by Benjamin Ross (The … >

Posted Filed under

‘Against the Law’ first pic: Daniel Mays stars in BBC Two’s Montagu Trial drama

Daniel Mays (Line Of Duty) will lead the cast of BBC Two’s powerful new factual drama Against the Law. The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor plays Peter Wildeblood, a thoughtful and private gay journalist whose lover Eddie McNally (Richard Gadd), under pressure from the authorities, turned Queen’s evidence against him in one of the most explosive … >

Posted Filed under

Joe Dempsie and Jaime Winstone to star in Channel 4’s teen drama ‘Ellen’

Channel 4 has announced the commission of Ellen, a “powerful, prescient story of a tough teenager trying to take control of her chaotic life.” Written by Sarah Quintrell and directed by Mahalia Belo, the 90-minute film is a “poignant and vital” portrayal of 14-year-old Ellen, forced to grow up too quickly. Alongside Jessica Barden (Penny Dreadful) as … >

Posted Filed under

ITV orders second season of Sean Bean’s ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’

The Frankenstein Chronicles will return to ITV Encore for a second season. Incorporating elements from Mary Shelley’s Gothic literary classic, the period crime drama launched last November, starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Sharpe) as Inspector John Marlott. The Frankenstein Chronicles is set in Georgian London in 1827 and was created by Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook) … >

Posted Filed under

‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ episode guide

Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) is taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe in ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles. Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with an extraordinary hero at its centre, The Frankenstein Chronicles is set in Georgian London in 1827 and has been created by … >

Posted Filed under

‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 1 episode guide

Coming to BBC Two this autumn, Peaky Blinders is an epic, six-part gangster drama set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s. > Buy Peaky Blinders on DVD on Amazon. Britain in 1919 is a tumultuous mix of despair and hedonism, a nation cleaned out by the extravagances of … >

Posted Filed under

‘Peaky Blinders’ Series 1 finale review

Wow. We’ll get to that final moment in a minute, but first let’s look back to where it all began.

In our review of the first episode we called Tommy Shelby ‘the conquering Alexander wearing a crown of razor blades’  (We did. Honest), and over the past six weeks we’ve watched as Tommy the Great has expanded his Brummie Empire through cunning and violence to the point where he’s a legitimate power in every sense of the words.

Posted Filed under

‘Peaky Blinders’: Episode 5 review

When is a show’s finale not its finale?

Peaky Blinders‘ penultimate episode has the dramatic neatness of a conclusion, cemented by the ominous sensation of finality as Tommy Shelby dramatically commutes through a graveyard (he’s always walking, even though he owns one of the few motorcars around), and yet we haven’t reached the end quite yet.

Posted Filed under