Jed Mercurio & Jimmy Mulville ink a deal with 20th Television

The Line of Duty creator’s company HTM Television eyes the US TV market with its multi-year first look deal.  Jed Mercurio and his partner at HTM Jimmy Mulville have struck a ‘first-look’ deal with 20th Television. With hit shows such as Bodyguard and the all-conquering Line of Duty behind him, Mercurio is seemingly looking to … >

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DI Ray — new ITV crime drama starring Parminder Nagra announced

ITV has commissioned new Maya Sondhi penned crime drama DI Ray, starring Parminder Nagra as Detective Inspector Rachita Ray DI Ray is a four-part drama written by Line of Duty actress and screenwriter Maya Sondhi (Mount Pleasant, The Kumars, Ackley Bridge, EastEnders) and produced by Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television (Bloodlands). Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, … >

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Adrian Lester to star in Trigger Point with Vicky McClure

Trigger Point — Adrian Lester joins Vicky McClure in new ITV drama

Adrian Lester joins Vicky McClure in ITV’s six-part thriller series, Trigger Point Written by Daniel Brierley and produced by HTM Television, Trigger Point, is described as a high-octane six-part thriller series which focuses on the officers who risk their lives daily on ‘the long walk’ towards danger. For them, death is always just a heartbeat … >

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Bloodlands series 2 announced as series 1 ends after thrilling its audience

Bloodlands series 2 was announced as series 1 breaks Northern Ireland records for a drama series Bloodlands launched with an average of 8.2 million viewers, making it the biggest new BBC drama launch since last June. In Northern Ireland, the premiere episode had a 52 percent consolidated audience share (live and time-shifted viewing), making it … >

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Bodyguard: series 2 talks are about to begin

Bodyguard, Jed Mercurio’s crime drama starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes, went on to become the BBC’s biggest drama of all time earlier this year – and talks about a second series are about to begin… Richard Madden, on the press tour for Bodyguard‘s US release, was chatting to Deadline about the possibility of a second … >

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Bodyguard: finale review

After keeping the nation on its toes for weeks, the BBC’s Bodyguard bowed out tonight but did it end on a high note? If Max Headroom wanted to make a return to the airwaves, tonight’s broadcast of the Bodyguard would have been the perfect broadcast to hijack. With its audacious storytelling, Liam Neeson levels of … >

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Bodyguard: episode 4 review

The BBC’s electric thriller, Bodyguard barrels into its fourth episode as it explores the aftermath of the latest bombing… There was something very Line of Duty about this week’s episode of Bodyguard. From the oodles of interior police station scenes to the suspicious, telling absence of Keeley Hawes to the shady stairwell conversations, this week … >

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Bodyguard: episode 3 review

As Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard hits its midway point, the pace is starting to lag, but are Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes enough to keep the series watchable? That’s right, everyone. The Home Secretary really doesn’t care if you’re looking up b-o-o-b-s, but she does care if you’re looking up b-o-m-b-s. That’s a crucial difference and … >

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Line of Duty: series 5 has started filming

With his new series, Bodyguard doing gangbusters on BBC One right now, Jed Mercurio’s other crime drama, Line of Duty is gearing up for production on its fifth series, according to a tweet by the BBC. The fifth series, along with the sixth, was confirmed back in May 2017, with production set for September this year, so, as … >

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