I watched this on BBC iPlayer. It was shown over three consecutive nights and was based on the Rochdale child sex scandal.
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The set-up in Paranoid is not an unfamiliar one: a team of coppers conduct an investigation into the relatively simple murder of a female GP. All the police stereotypes are present; there’s the firm commanding one, the sarcastic no-nonsense one, the sparky youthful one and the jittery suspicious one. 262 more words
Few films have ever plumbed the ugliest depths of the human soul as deeply as Mike Leigh’s masterpiece. Naked is an ugly, vile, horrendous work, in the best possible sense, opening with the protagonist Johnny (David Thewlis in what is surely one of the all-time greatest screen performances) committing sexual assault, stealing a car and fleeing to an ex’s house in London. 137 more words
A lot has already been written about Paranoid, mostly negative, and I have to add my voice to that negativity. Not that I do that lightly, because getting something onto the screen is difficult, and it takes a herculean effort from a writer, a team of actors, and a team of technicians, who all work incredibly hard, to get it there. 414 more words
We’re in the middle of the start of the autumn season of new crime dramas, and there’s loads to watch at the moment. One thing that was on the horizon was ITV’s Paranoid, an eight-part drama starring the likes of Lesley Sharpe, Robert Glenister and Indira Varma. 128 more words