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Review: Paranoid (S1 E1/8), Thursday 23rd September, ITV

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

British Crime Drama

ITV confirms transmission date for Paranoid

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

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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

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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

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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