‘Stonemouth’ Episode 2 review: Peter Mullan remains fantastic

This second part to the BBC’s Iain Banks adaptation has a lot to resolve, given all the plot elements set up in the first episode. With so much to tie up, it’s no wonder that this concluding episode of Stonemouth doesn’t quite deliver on a satisfying resolution. Director Charles Martin does an amazing job of … >

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‘Stonemouth’ episode guide

Based on Iain Banks’ best-selling novel, BBC Two’s Stonemouth is a new romantic mystery which delves into love, loyalty and vengeance. Written by David Kane (Shetland) and starring Peter Mullan, Christian Cooke and Charlotte Spencer, the two-part drama is the first TV adaptation of Banks’ work since his death in 2013. Stonemouth centres on the … >

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‘Stonemouth’ Episode 1 review

Stonemouth, the BBC’s new adaptation of Iain Banks’ crime novel bestseller, proves to be something of a mixed bag in its opening episode. It’s well-acted and features some truly beautiful cinematography, with the lovely seaside town of Macduff doubling as the fictional Stonemouth. A suicide under suspicious circumstances provides a compelling mystery at the heart … >

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‘Stonemouth’ trailer: BBC Two’s new Iain Banks adaptation

BBC Two has released a trailer for Stonemouth, a new romantic mystery based on Iain Banks’ best-selling novel. The first TV adaptation of Banks’ work since his death in 2013, the two-part drama is written by David Kane (Shetland) and stars Peter Mullan, Christian Cooke and Charlotte Spencer. Stonemouth begins at 9pm on Thursday 11 … >

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‘Shetland’ will return for Series 3

BBC One has recommissioned Scottish crime drama Shetland for a third series. Starring Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez, Shetland is adapted from Ann Cleeves’s successful Shetland quartet crime novels and will return six new 60-minute episodes. Christopher Aird, BBC Head of Drama Production Scotland, commented: “Shetland is a really distinctive crime series that has … >

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