“EVERYBODY has their own shadow. The shadow within.
“I find all of that really interesting. Maybe it explains why we all like to read or watch dark stories.
“Sometimes people want to look at monsters and hold the darkness up in the light.
“Then put it away safely.”
Laura Fraser talking to me about new six part drama The Loch, which begins on ITV at 9pm this Sunday (June 11). Continue reading
“IT was extraordinary.
“All the men in the crew went very quiet.”
Penelope Wilton talking to me about glorious new ITV drama Brief Encounters.
Starting in 1982, the six-part series begins at 9pm next Monday (July 4) and is just the tonic we need after the turmoil of recent times.
Sophie Rundle (Steph), Angela Griffin (Nita), Sharon Rooney (Dawn) and Penelope (Pauline) give compelling performances in this Sheffield filmed and set production.
Four women linked by the emergence of Ann Summers’ party planning, providing hope, confidence, ambition and a chance of independence.
As well as its fair share of laughter and tears along the way at a time when attitudes to women and sex were very different to today. Continue reading
Billy Matthews as Alfie.
It began filming in east London last summer just before riots broke out in Britain’s cities.
A four-part BBC1 drama with something important to say about misconceptions, stereotypes, jumping to conclusions, gang culture, the consequences of our actions and the way we live today.
Screened this week, One Night was acclaimed by many who saw it as one of the best television dramas of 2012 to date, set to live long in the memory.
Including a stunning performance by young actor Billy Matthews as 13-year-old birthday boy Alfie – his first ever TV role.
So why did the schedulers relegate the haunting drama series from 9pm primetime to a 10:35pm graveyard slot? Continue reading
Douglas Hodge as Ted.
HOW is your blood pressure today?
You only have to watch BBC2’s current documentary series The Tube to discover how stressed many London commuters are.
And then there’s kitchen salesman Ted, played by Douglas Hodge, in new TV drama One Night. Continue reading