ITV orders second season of ‘Safe House’

Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston will return to ITV next year for a new season of Safe House. The suspenseful event thriller launched in April, featuring Eccleston alongside Nicola Stephenson, Jason Merrells, Marsha Thomason and Paterson Joseph. Season 1 averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 24% share of the audience, winning its scheduling slot for … >

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‘Safe House’ Episode 4 review

Never mind gorgeously bleak cinematography, a heavy air of suspense and some of Britain’s best acting talent filling out the cast; TV thrillers live and die on their stories – in particular, the ending. Without a plausible explanation for the mysteries built up in preceding weeks and a satisfying emotional finale, viewers are entitled to … >

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‘Safe House’ Episode 3 review

Every year, at a small pub in the Lake District, the World’s Biggest Liar competition takes place. Fibbers from around the world travel to the Bridge Inn in Santon Bridge, where they are given five minutes to come up with the biggest and most believable fib possible. The winner gets a cheque for £25, a … >

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‘Safe House’ episode guide

Safe House is a new ITV thriller set in the Lake District, from the makers of Foyle’s War. Inspired by a real couple, the four-part drama series tells the story of a married couple: Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher who are asked by close friend and police officer … >

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‘Safe House’ Episode 2 review

Following an opening episode that might best be characterised as personifying the late Alfred Wainwright, author of many guidebooks to walking in the Lake District – rambling, pedestrian – the second part of ITV’s Safe House mercifully adds some action and energy to what was previously a beautifully filmed, atmospheric but painfully slow-on-the-draw thriller. Upping … >

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‘Safe House’ Episode 1 review

In 1997, writer Jimmy McGovern swapped the industrial metropolises of Merseyside and Manchester for the clean air of Cumbria in The Lakes, transferring the grit, humour and tragedy of his urban dramas to a rustic, deceptively tranquil setting. Almost two decades on, history is repeating itself. ITV’s new four-part thriller sees another Cracker stalwart move … >

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Christopher Eccleston in ITV’s ‘Safe House’ trailer

ITV has released the trailer for Safe House, a new thriller set in the Lake District, from the makers of Foyle’s War. Inspired by a real couple, the four-part drama series tells the story of a married couple: Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher who are asked by close … >

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‘Babylon’ Season 1 Episode 6 review

Well, if there’s one thing we’ve learned tonight, it’s that the writers of Babylon certainly know how to leave us on a heck of a cliffhanger! Seriously, we have to wait how long for the next episode?! Cliffhanger aside, there’s certainly a lot of excellent plotting on offer in this week’s finale. First of all, … >

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‘Babylon’ Season 1 episode guide

Following Danny Boyle’s pilot episode in February, Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong’s police drama Babylon is back with six new episodes. Welcome to London’s police force, with accusations of racism, the use of lethal force, and corruption all part of the daily routine. Luckily for the public, the capital city has the … >

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