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‘The Replacement’ Episode 1 recap: BBC One’s new thriller is gripping

This new fast-moving drama series starring Morwen Christie (The A Word) and Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) promises to be a roller-coaster ride from start to finish as writer/director Joe Ahearne keeps viewers gripped to their TV sets over the next three weeks. At the top of her career, Ellen, (Morwen Christie) falls pregnant. She...

‘Inside No.9’ Season 3 Episode 3 review: ‘The Riddle Of The Sphinx’

‘I was just showing off,’ admits Steve Pemberton’s character in ‘The Riddle Of The Sphinx’. The line may be a sly acknowledgment of he and co-creator Reece Shearsmith’s habit of often delivering a riddle wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma. This latest episode of Inside No 9 will be possibly one of the...

‘The Good Karma Hospital’ review: Episode 4 crammed a lot into the hour

“Never believe the brochure…” The fourth episode of The Good Karma Hospital begins with the picture upside down but do not adjust the set, it’s simply Dr Walker watching a local soap opera, in an attempt to learn the language, while doing some early morning beach yoga before the start of another busy day at...

‘The Replacement’ review: Episode 1 is brooding, melodramatic and strange

A psychological drama about an architect who becomes pregnant may not, on paper have us reaching eagerly for our popcorn but this looks set to be a show that has little interest in conforming to any expectation. There’s a strange sense of unreality that binds it all together and not in a bad way. It...

‘Broadchurch’ review: Season 3 Episode 1 was taut, focused and emotionally charged

On the basis of last night’s episode, Broadchurch has gone beyond a mere crime drama serial to something gut-wrenching, humane and deeply empathetic, rivalling the moving portrayal of grief in its first season four years ago. 2015’s second season was something of a disappointment in the muddled way it portrayed Britain’s legal system and tried...

‘Legion’ review: Episode 3 is a full-on psychological horror movie

The mind is a terrifying thing. Just how well do we know ourselves, exactly? Can our formative memories be relied upon, or have we filled in the gaps with fiction that softens the truth? Can we really separate ourselves from our past mistakes? None of those questions have any definitive answers, and that’s pretty terrifying....

‘Fortitude’ review: There’s murder, betrayal, and grief in Season 2 Episode 5

Although previous chapters have felt obscure and frustrating at times, this week’s episode is tightly plotted and anxiety inducing throughout. Escaped prisoner Tavrani is found dead, surrounded by occult markings. Whilst the town mourns Bianca Munkyo, the man with no face interrupts the wake at The Blue Fox by nailing Tavrani’s tongue to the windowsill....