Sarah Parish to star as detective in new ITV Encore crime drama ‘Bancroft’

ITV Encore’s new female-led crime thriller has begun filming in Bolton and the North West. Described as “a dark and compelling thriller with a tortured female detective at its heart”, Bancroft will “explore what happens when heinous crimes, long buried, come back to haunt us.” The four-part series is created and written by Kate Brooke (Mr Selfridge, … >

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‘McMafia’ first look: ‘Happy Valley’ star James Norton in new BBC One crime drama

McMafia, BBC One’s epic new drama set in the international crime world, has begun filming in London. Created by screenwriter and director Hossein Amini (Drive) and James Watkins (The Woman in Black), the eight-part series is produced by the makers of BBC One’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Inspired by Misha Glenny’s 2008 bestselling book, … >

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‘Love, Nina’ review: Episode 5 ends the series on a high note

It’s fair to say that BBC One’s Love, Nina has been an up and down series Across the five episodes I’ve grown increasingly fond of Nina, but it hasn’t been plain sailing. Where the cast have been superb throughout, the production itself has veered awkwardly between charm and annoyance. Fortunately, Episode 5 allows the series … >

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‘Love, Nina’ review: Nina has a new dilemma in Episode 4

Nina faces an entirely new dilemma this week and it’s not just because of yoga as Nick Hornby’s adaptation continues. Since we last caught up with Nina and her writings to Vic a couple of things have changed. First of all the hapless Nina is now attending yoga classes with her friend, Amanda – another … >

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‘Love, Nina’ episode guide

About a Boy writer Nick Hornby has adapted Nina Stibbe’s award-winning book Love, Nina for BBC One. The five-part series is a fictionalised adaptation of author Nina Stibbe’s letters home to her sister. > Like Love, Nina on Facebook. Love, Nina is a charming, laugh-out-loud culture clash drama series about a young nanny from Leicester finding her feet in … >

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‘Love, Nina’ review: The terrific cast keep Episode 3 afloat

It’s a slightly more subdued episode this week with an increased emphasis on literary analysis and fewer direct laughs across the half hour. Nina begins another letter to Vic and details the latest on the Nunney situation, which, frankly, isn’t going quite as well as could be hoped. At least not from Nina’s point of … >

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BBC One confirms start date for Nick Hornby’s ‘Love, Nina’

About a Boy writer Nick Hornby’s new adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s award-winning book Love, Nina will begin later this month. Starring Helena Bonham-Carter (Harry Potter, Suffragette) and Faye Marsay (Pride, Doctor Who), the five-part series is a fictionalised adaptation of author Nina Stibbe’s letters home to her sister. Love, Nina starts at 9.30pm on Friday 20 May on BBC … >

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‘Vera’ Season 6 episode guide

Brenda Blethyn is back as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope in a sixth season of Vera. Set in contemporary Northumberland and Newcastle, ITV’s crime drama reunites Blethyn with co‐ stars Kenny Doughty, Cush Jumbo, Jon Morrison, Kingsley Ben‐Adir, Lisa Hammond and Riley Jones in four new stand‐alone films. Guest stars in Season 6 include Sharon … >

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