‘The Honourable Woman’ Episode 8: ‘The Paring Knife’ review

After last week’s instalment, in which Hugo Blick ramped up the sex and death to Doorsian levels, one might be forgiven for thinking the final episode was more a coda than anything else: when the music’s over, turn out the lights. Yet while ‘The Paring Knife’ is less incendiary than its predecessor, it matches – … >

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‘The Honourable Woman’ episode guide

Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) and Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch) star in BBC Two’s new political thriller, The Honourable Woman. Written, directed and produced by Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line), the eight-part series is set against the present day backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and explores “a range of complex and provocative themes of conflict, deception … >

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‘The Honourable Woman’ Episode 7: ‘The Hollow Wall’ review

‘Have you been watching the TV?’ Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle (Stephen Rea) asks with mock good cheer as the penultimate part of The Honourable Woman builds to a crescendo. ‘It’s really very exciting.’ Not half. The last six weeks have been enthralling, plotted tighter than an Edwardian corset and as tense as a gazelle at a … >

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‘The Honourable Woman’ Episode 5: ‘Two Hearts’ review

‘Secrets are weird,’ Ephra Stein (Andrew Buchan) tells sister Nessa (Maggie Gyllenhaal). ‘People think you share them – but you don’t.’ Not if you’re a selfish, narcissistic, emotionally-stunted handpump hopelessly in thrall to the Israeli government, MI5 and your own penis, perhaps. But if you’re the best British drama series of 2014 (note to Hugo … >

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‘The Honourable Woman’ won’t return for Series 2

The Honourable Woman writer Hugo Blick has revealed that BBC Two’s political thriller will not continue for a second series. Currently airing at 9pm on Thursday nights on BBC Two, the eight-part series is set against the present day backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight), Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), … >

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‘The Honourable Woman’ Episode 3: ‘The Killing Call’ review

It’s probably a bit early to be reaching for True Detective-sized superlatives when discussing The Honourable Woman. Yet with each instalment surpassing the last, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to resist. Comparisons with Nic Polazzo’s acclaimed thriller are both fitting and inappropriate. The suspense that hangs over Hugo Blick’s serial like Victorian smog, making it almost … >

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Eve Myles’ sitcom ‘You, Me & Them’ will return for Series 2

UKTV has commissioned a second series of You, Me & Them, Gold’s sitcom Eve Myles (Torchwood), Anthony Head (Merlin) and Lindsay Duncan (Doctor Who). The comedy series launched on Gold last October and tells the story of Ed (Head) and Lauren (Myles), a couple who are madly in love, despite their 20 plus-year age gap. However, … >

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