‘Line of Duty’ writer ‘not angry’ about Sky1 axing medical drama ‘Critical’

The creator of Sky1’s Critical has discussed the broadcaster’s decision not to renew the show for a second season. Starring Lennie James (Line of Duty), Catherine Walker (Strike Back), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), the 13-part real-time medical drama launched in February 2015. Sky1 announced last July that Critical had been axed due to low … >

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Sky1 has axed medical drama ‘Critical’

Critical, Sky1’s real-time medical drama from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, won’t be returning for a second season. Starring Lennie James (Line of Duty), Catherine Walker (Strike Back), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), the 13-part first season launched in February. > Buy Critical on DVD on Amazon. Sky1 confirmed this week: “We … >

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‘Critical’ finale review

Fifteen minutes into this week’s Critical two fire engines with police escorts, all lights flashing and sirens blaring, came screaming into view and I found myself regretting my claim last week that, “big-screen action isn’t Critical’s bag”. The season final of Sky1’s Critical seems determined to pull out all the stops. Rather than starting with … >

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‘Critical’ Season 1 episode guide

Sky1’s Critical is an ultra-realistic real-time medical drama from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio. Lennie James (Line of Duty) leads the ensemble cast as locum trauma consultant Glen Boyle, alongside Catherine Walker (Strike Back) as trauma registrar Fiona Lomas, Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) as trauma consultant Lorraine Rappaport and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat) as junior … >

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‘Critical’ Episode 12 review

If we were talking about an episode of Casualty then a lot of screen time (and budget) would have gone in showing us the major accident which has caused so many injuries. That kind of big-screen action isn’t Critical’s bag – instead it happens ‘off-stage’ and our focus is on the pressure it puts on … >

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