‘River’ finale review: A more than satisfactory resolution

With so many loose strands needing to be tied up, this week’s final episode of River really needed to deliver. Luckily, BBC One’s six-part drama gave us a satisfying story and delivered more than a few shocks along the way. “You are caught in what is called a paradox, my friend. The closer you get … >

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‘River’ Episode 5 review: ‘What the hell was she up to?’

With only two episodes left, River moves all of its plot lines along speedily this week, overlapping the personal and professional relationships of everyone concerned, building anticipation for next week’s finale. Stellan Skarsgard continues to be excellent, and – despite the emotional beats of the script – the scenes where he is at his best … >

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‘River’ episode guide

Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) leads the cast of River, BBC One’s new six-part drama, as John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind. Nicola Walker (Last Tango In Halifax) and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia) star alongside Skarsgård as Detective Sergeant Jackie ‘Stevie’ Stevenson, River’s … >

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‘River’ Episode 2 review: A beautifully raw performance from Stellan Skarsgard

The second episode of BBC One’s River, having established the main plots in last week’s debut, focuses this week on redemption and relationships, as we see John River (Stellan Skarsgard) say sorry, say goodbye and speak some necessary truths. Thor star Skarsgard continues to be brilliant as the emotionally fragile policeman, haunted by ghosts and … >

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‘River’ Episode 1 review: A beautiful performance by Stellan Skarsgard

BBC One’s River had a lot going for it before it aired, given that it boasted Hollywood star Stellan Skarsgard in its lead role. However, was this just stunt casting? Another example of film stars quietly commuting to television for more character-based work between big superhero movies? Or does the new six-part crime drama offer … >

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Exclusive: Will there be a ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ sequel?

Doctor Who writer Peter Harness has revealed that he’d “love to carry on” BBC One’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. His seven-part adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s epic novel concluded last night. Speaking exclusively to CultBox to promote the show’s release on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Harness told us: “I’m sure that if Susanna wrote … >

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Exclusive interview: ‘Doctor Who’ writer Peter Harness on adapting ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’

BBC One’s adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell concluded on BBC One last night. Set at the beginning of the 19th century, England no longer believes in practical magic, until the reclusive Mr Norrell vows to prove himself England’s greatest magician. > Order the DVD on Amazon. > Order the Blu-ray on … >

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