‘Stonemouth’ Episode 2 review: Peter Mullan remains fantastic

This second part to the BBC’s Iain Banks adaptation has a lot to resolve, given all the plot elements set up in the first episode. With so much to tie up, it’s no wonder that this concluding episode of Stonemouth doesn’t quite deliver on a satisfying resolution. Director Charles Martin does an amazing job of … >

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‘Stonemouth’ episode guide

Based on Iain Banks’ best-selling novel, BBC Two’s Stonemouth is a new romantic mystery which delves into love, loyalty and vengeance. Written by David Kane (Shetland) and starring Peter Mullan, Christian Cooke and Charlotte Spencer, the two-part drama is the first TV adaptation of Banks’ work since his death in 2013. Stonemouth centres on the … >

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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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‘Stonemouth’ trailer: BBC Two’s new Iain Banks adaptation

BBC Two has released a trailer for Stonemouth, a new romantic mystery based on Iain Banks’ best-selling novel. The first TV adaptation of Banks’ work since his death in 2013, the two-part drama is written by David Kane (Shetland) and stars Peter Mullan, Christian Cooke and Charlotte Spencer. Stonemouth begins at 9pm on Thursday 11 … >

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‘Glue’ finale review

So, seven episodes later, that‘s who killed Cal. Were you surprised? If you weren’t then that’s not a bad thing. In fact a lack of surprise is probably the best response to discovering Cal’s brother, Eli (Callum Turner), was responsible for his death. More an ‘oh yeah…’ than an ‘OMG!’. It’s a validation of Glue’s … >

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‘Glue’ episode guide

Set in a tiny village in the English countryside, The Fades creator Jack Thorne’s new murder-mystery drama Glue airs on E4 this autumn. Overton: farming is its bread-and-butter. Racehorses are its beating heart. But beyond the rolling hills and behind the stable doors lies a green and not-so-pleasant land.   Episode 1 Monday 15 September … >

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Peter Mullan and Gary Lewis join BBC Two’s ‘Stonemouth’ adaptation

The cast has been revealed for BBC Two’s Stonemouth, a new adaptation of Iain Banks’ novel. The two-part drama begins filming in Scotland later this month and will star Peter Mullan (Trainspotting), Gary Lewis (Merlin), Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Christian Cooke (The Promise) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue). Written by David Kane (The Field Of … >

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‘Glue’ Episode 6 review

This week’s Glue is a straightforward, finely-scripted, hour of youth angst: a love triangle (usually the most boring of romanti-sexual shapes) made interesting because of our understanding of the characters. Glue hasn’t always been the fastest moving murder mystery on our screens, but in taking its time it has created characters that are easy to … >

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‘Glue’ Episode 5 review

It’s a great showing for Glue this week, thanks to a more prolonged than usual focus on two if its strongest characters, and the reveal of answers to some important questions. If you’ve stuck with the drugs & dobbins drama so far then Episode 5 is a bit of a reward for your patience. Believing … >

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‘Glue’ Episode 4 review

It has taken a while to figure out while Glue is called Glue, but with Episode 4 the meaning behind the title feels clear. Given the debauchery in Episode 1 you’d think it was in reference to substance abuse. But as the story has cantered along and the show has proved itself more grown up … >

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