‘Little Boy Blue’ review: Episode 2 is authentic and brutal storytelling

Following on from last week’s heartbreaking introduction, ITV’s Little Boy Blue shifts the focus of the story in this second episode, but is no less emotionally impactful as a result. “A killer whose identity everybody knows, but who we cannot charge. People are getting frustrated by our perceived lack of progress.” While last week’s opener, quite … >

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‘Cilla’ Episode 2 review

We give it four years, tops. Maybe even just two. That’s how long it’ll be before a major brace of films snap up Sheridan Smith and makes her this decade’s Kate Winslet or Helen Bonham Carter: in other words, the go-to Brit actress to give your project a bit of class. Smith is remarkable in … >

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‘Cilla’ Episode 1 review

Watching a nostalgia-fest with plenty of popular tunes and cobbled streets is, frankly, about as ITV as you can get. And so it is with Cilla, a three-part biopic all about – Surprise, Surprise (come on, it’s best we get that joke out of the way sooner rather than later) – Cilla Black, starring Sheridan … >

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‘Cilla’ trailer: Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black in new ITV drama

A one-minute trailer has been released for ITV’s new mini-series about the rise to fame of Cilla Black. Starring Sheridan Smith as the Liverpudlian singer, the three-part drama begins at 9pm on Monday 15 September on ITV. Written by Jeff Pope (Lucan, Philomena, Mrs Biggs), Cilla will capture “the essence of 1960s Liverpool, the atmosphere … >

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