Doctor Who Short Trips: The Astrea Conspiracy review

With the February 2019 Doctor Who Short Trips: The Astrea Conspiracy, Big Finish takes its licence into the Peter Capaldi twelfth Doctor era for the first time. There’s no Peter Capaldi, but we do have Neve McIntosh (known for playing Madame Vastra on-screen). Unusually for the Short Trips range, Neve McIntosh isn’t performing as an … >

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‘The Replacement’ Episode 3 recap: A somewhat unsatisfactory ending

The final episode of this BBC One drama series concludes leaving the audience with some uncertainties. Writer/director Joe Ahearne brings a measure of suspense into the plot by using scenes with little script, whilst the viewer is left assuming the rest.  This technique is used skilfully in office scenes where Ellen (Morwen Christie) watches her … >

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‘The Replacement’ Episode 2 recap: BBC One’s new thriller continues

After last week’s gripping opener, this episode begins with Ellen (Morven Christie) holding the baby. Her emergency Caesarean section produces a baby girl, though the mystery death of her boss, Kay, remains unsolved.  Paula (Vicky McClure), her ‘replacement’ maternity cover at work, claims “it doesn’t make any sense.” Was it suicide or was she pushed? … >

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‘The Replacement’ episode guide: What happens next?

Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) and Morven Christie (The A Word) lead the cast of BBC One’s new Glasgow-set psychological thriller The Replacement. Written and directed by Joe Ahearne (The Secret of Crickley Hall, Doctor Who), the three-part series also stars Dougray Scott, Neve McIntosh, Richard Rankin, Navin Chowdhry and Siobhan Redmond. The Replacement follows the paranoia … >

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Watch trailer for ‘Line of Duty’ star’s new psychological thriller ‘The Replacement’

BBC One has released the first trailer for new Glasgow-set psychological thriller The Replacement. Written and directed by Joe Ahearne (The Secret of Crickley Hall, Doctor Who), the three-part series is led by Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) and Morven Christie (The A Word). The cast also includes Dougray Scott, Neve McIntosh, Richard Rankin, Navin Chowdhry and … >

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Vicky McClure and Morven Christie star in new BBC One thriller ‘The Replacement’

BBC One’s new psychological thriller The Replacement has started filming in Glasgow. The three-part series is written and directed by Joe Ahearne (The Secret of Crickley Hall, Doctor Who). Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) and Morven Christie (The A Word) will lead the cast, alongside Richard Rankin, Dougray Scott, Neve McIntosh, Navin Chowdhry and Siobhan Redmond. MClure … >

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‘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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