“SAVING lives, to save their own.”
The Crimson Field begins on BBC1 at 9pm next Sunday (April 6).
A six episode drama series about volunteer British nurses at a field hospital in northern France.
Part of the BBC’s First World War season, it features a strong cast including Hermione Norris, Suranne Jones, Kerry Fox, Oona Chaplin and Kevin Doyle.
Starting in 1915 with the arrival of new VADs – Voluntary Aid Detachment – to join professional military nurses like Matron Grace Carter, played by Hermione.
With Oona as Kitty Trevelyan, Alice St Clair as Flora Marshall and Marianne Oldham as Rosalie Berwick.
Kevin Doyle is Lieutenant-Colonel Roland Brett, the man in charge of the hospital.
But even he has to answer to others higher up the Army command ladder. Continue reading
(Spoiler alert: Do not read further if you have yet to watch the final episode)
The poignant last ever episode of Spooks has just finished.
There will be no more.
Nicola Walker summed up my feelings in an interview this week when she said:
“The storyline for this last series is the right ending for the show.
“I don’t know if it’s going to please everybody but it’s a very clever and grown up end point.” Continue reading
Daniel Mays as Cass
ALL may not be as it seems when you watch the first episode of new BBC1 sci-fi drama Outcasts.
There are secrets and lies to be uncovered, along with things the human race has never encountered before.
Just who are the outcasts? What lies beyond the boundaries of frontier town Forthaven? And what exactly happened back on Earth after the Shanghai Uprising? Continue reading
Jack Holt (Ashley Walters) and Stella Isen (Hermione Norris)
“WHAT we’re facing goes beyond everything we know.”
The first media screening of Outcasts in London last night.
We saw episode one of BBC1’s new eight-part series – due on screen next month – plus a long press showreel of what follows.
Outcasts stars Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Daniel Mays, Jamie Bamber, Amy Manson, Ashley Walters, Michael Legge and Eric Mabius.
A group of pioneering humans has created a new home in the settlement of Forthaven on the planet Carpathia. Continue reading
Hermione Norris (Stella) and Ashley Walters (Jack) in Outcasts
A rainy night in London town this evening for a special BBC Drama event.
Launching both its autumn and winter season, as well as a vision of the future.
Many actors, writers, directors and producers were there.
Including Sherlock and Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat, Daniel Mays, Jamie Bamber, David Morrissey and Anne Reid. Continue reading
Harry (Peter Firth) and friends
RUTH Evershed likes to get to the heart of the matter.
“At present, we have more questions than answers,” she points out.
Will Ros survive to make it into another series of Spooks?
Who will she shoot this week?
And just what is her perfume made of? Continue reading
Parched: Ruth, played by Nicola Walker
TIME to get serious as we approach the end.
I’m sure you are as shocked as I am to discover that next in line is episode seven.
You wait a year – or even longer – to see the new series of Spooks.
And then in a flash…it’s almost over. Continue reading
Ros (Hermione Norris) and Ryan (Ewen Bremner)
THE caption appears seconds in to episode six:
“MI5 Safe House, SE16.”
It’s almost panto season, so shall we all shout this together? Continue reading
Ros (Hermione Norris) having an exceedingly bad day at work
JUST the briefest of glimpses.
But I’m so glad the humble cake stand is making a comeback, both on screen and off.
Not that Ros finds time to nibble a Fondant Fancy when she meets up with her former MI6 mentor Jack Coleville. Continue reading
Trust Me: Richard Armitage as Lucas North
THE seeds were planted last year.
Long before series eight, episode four.
The one where Lucas North (Richard Armitage) and his past collide.
And he also visits Waterstone’s bookshop in London’s Piccadilly. Continue reading