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Netflix becomes co-producer on ITV's Paranoid

One of the potential highlights of the autumn is ITV’s Paranoid, which is being set up to be a kind of Broadchurch-style event series. It’s due to drop in the autumn and has a good cast and a great, crime novel-like hook, and now the show has also gained an impressive co-producer, which is going to have a positive outcome when it comes to distribution in other, non-UK territories. 262 more words

British Crime Drama

Filming starts on BBC's Rochdale sexual abuse drama

The BBC never shies away from the dramatisation of a harrowing true story (mind you, ITV doesn’t either). We know that there’s a Shannon Matthews drama (starring Sheridan Smith) on the way, and now the network has announced that filming has started on a drama that also explores a particularly shocking and awful true-life set of crime. 193 more words

British Crime Drama

Mike Leigh's Apocalypse: Naked (1993)

Naked was the first Mike Leigh movie I ever saw and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I’d never seen something so kitchen-sink be so stylised, heightened and doom-laden. 759 more words


Road (1987)

Undoubtedly the talkiest Alan Clarke production I’ve encountered yet, Road is an adaptation of a successful stage-play by Jim Cartwright unfolding on a derelict street in Manchester during the 1980s. 333 more words


Matthew eats... Scott & Bailey

After an absence of what feels like forever, Scott & Bailey is back on our screens. Rather than a full length series though, we are instead getting just 3 episodes, all built around one plotline. 372 more words


Scott and Bailey – Series 5 (ITV 2016) – A What I’ve Been Watching Review

I love Scott and Bailey.  I had thought that with Suranne Jones’ success in “Dr Foster” that we might have seen the last of this Manchester-set Police drama so I was delighted to see it back for Series 5.  957 more words

What I've Been Watching