‘Hard Sun’ finale review (spoilers)

The sunset arrives for Hard Sun series 1. Will there be a series 2? Apparently series creator Neil Cross has a plan for five series up his sleeve, which given the ratings seems ambitious. The end of series 1 doesn’t feel certain that there’s a future in a series about the future being extinguished. When … >

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Hard Sun episode 5 review

SPOILERS If Hard Sun proves anything, it’s that you should never mix work and family. For instance, I have to clap my hands over my ears and yell ‘LALALALALALA!’ whenever my dad tries to talk to me about Hard Sun. Work and family have been part of a messy, violent knot since Episode 1, but … >

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‘Hard Sun’ Episode 3 Review

There’s been quite a few tweets this past week from people saying they’ve finished #HardSun, and lauding it as a drama well worth a watch. That’s good to hear if you’ve not seen it all yet, especially as many crime dramas can start strong, only to drag on too long and fizzle out near the … >

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‘Hard Sun’ Episode 2 Review

Welcome to the slow road of weekly Hard Sun reviews. I’m sipping the series slowly, like a fine cognac, or Pepto Bismol. By now you may have watched the entire 8 episodes. In fact, you could’ve watched them all several times over. Judging by the iPlayer charts you might well have: it’s proved very popular. … >

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‘Close to the Enemy’ trailer: First look at Stephen Poliakoff’s new BBC Two drama

The first trailer for Stephen Poliakoff’s new BBC Two drama Close to the Enemy has been released. Written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, the six-part series is mainly set in a bomb-damaged London hotel in the aftermath of the Second World War. Jim Sturgess (One Day) leads the cast, alongside Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Angela Bassett (American … >

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