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‘The Halcyon’ recap: Our suspicions about D’Abbeville are confirmed in Episode 7

November of 1940 finds the Halcyon on the eve of its 50th anniversary celebration—and under the evil shadow of Lucian D’Abbeville. Our suspicions are confirmed—he’s selling information about transatlantic convoys and departure dates. As his contact observes, “You’re not a man complicated by ideology.” Richard Garland puts Emma in charge of the festivities to mark...

‘Taboo’ Episode 6 review: Tom Hardy’s drama has the whiff of a vanity project

The longer I watch Taboo, the more I keep thinking of that rhyme from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The one where they’re in the boat on the chocolate river: ‘There’s no earthly way of knowing, Which direction they are going! There’s no knowing where they’re rowing, Or which way they river’s flowing!...

‘Death in Paradise’ review: Humphrey bids farewell in Season 6 Episode 6

Following on from last week’s episode, this conclusion to the ongoing mystery provides not just a satisfying end to the central story but also has us say goodbye to one of our regular cast. “It was an apparently impossible murder.” The central mystery has a real freshness to it and helps the episode immensely. Much...

‘Unforgotten’ review: The truth is revealed in Season 2’s finale

The final episode of ITV’s thrilling crime drama’s second season does not disappoint, as the truth about the tragic victims of child abuse is revealed. Revenge was finally dealt on all the perpetrators of the past evil acts by a pact made after those suffering were treated in a psychiatric unit in Ealing. Our detective...

‘Death in Paradise’ review: Season 6 Episode 4 tugs at the heartstrings

After a few weeks of surprisingly fresh episodes in terms of the central mystery, this week’s Death in Paradise feels a bit more back to basics, with a lot more emphasis on Humphrey andMartha’s holiday romance. “It almost feels like an execution.” The murder of the week story, with a cricketer being found shot dead on...

‘Fortitude’ review: Season 2 Episode 3 has better character development than plot

In this week’s episode, the second season of Fortitude slows its pace and focuses on its living residents. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Eric survived his encounter with Tavrani the taxidermist, who pulled a gun on the acting sheriff last week. After his attempted escape is foiled by Ingrid, Tavrani’s interrogation reveals a potentially supernatural element to the killing....

‘The Moorside’ Episode 1 review: Revealing and engrossing television

When Shannon Matthews disappeared in 2008, the resulting search and eventual fallout felt like something straight out of a TV drama, so shocking and unimaginable was the result. How appropriate then that, almost a decade on, the tale finds itself the subject of a major BBC One drama. Wisely, The Moorside steers clear of obvious...

‘The Halcyon’ recap: Episode 6 boasts some brilliant performances

Brilliant writing, brought to life by fine acting, shines in the sixth episode of ITV’s new hotel drama. We’re now in October of 1940 and we’re focused on the nighttime exploits of the inhabitants of the Halcyon. Emma joins the Women’s Voluntary Services and provides tea to overworked firefighters and escorts the injured to medical...