TV crime drama

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Steeltown Murders review – the hunt for the Saturday Night Strangler could not be more timely TV
This illuminating drama tracks the 30-year failure to find the serial killer of three young women in Wales – and its deep dive into police venality really hits a nerve

Lucy Mangan

15, May, 2023 @9:00 PM

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‘So many people don’t believe anything – only what makes them money’: Ruth Wilson on being a Hollywood outsider
The Affair star on #MeToo hypocrisy, the violence of cosmetic surgery, and why she steers clear of social media

Charlotte Edwardes

06, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Blue Lights: this thrilling cop drama is one of TV’s best shows
It’s gripping, nuanced, almost unbearably tense – and it’s about to come to an end. The BBC show’s take on policing post-Troubles Belfast is one of the finest watches of the year

Rebecca Nicholson

01, May, 2023 @8:31 AM

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TV tonight: seven celebrity pilgrims take a hugely emotional trip
The intrepid trekkers travel through Portugal. Plus: snowmobiles and shootouts in the Bavarian Alps. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ali Catterall, Danielle De Wolfe, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

07, Apr, 2023 @5:20 AM

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Unforgotten series five, episode five recap – TV doesn’t get more head-spinning than this
Did Precious have a ‘sugar daddy’? Why was she blackmailing Karol? And will Hume make it to Zurich? A revelatory hour left us tantalisingly poised for the finale

Michael Hogan

27, Mar, 2023 @9:00 PM

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The Gold: The Inside Story review – follow that smelter in the Rolls-Royce!
As a companion to the superb drama, this documentary confirms, and occasionally corrects, the astonishing details of the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery. But there are just too many nuggets to fit in

Jack Seale

20, Mar, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Lance Reddick obituary
Film actor, best known for his parts in The Wire and the John Wick franchise, who played authority figures with panache

Michael Carlson

20, Mar, 2023 @5:31 PM

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TV Tonight: a detective moves to Dublin to investigate her own daughter’s death
Paula Malcomson leads brilliant six-parter Redemption. Plus, Comic Relief 2023. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ellen E Jones, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

17, Mar, 2023 @6:20 AM

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A Town Called Malice review – you don’t get more 1980s than this bloody crime drama
Zippy, brash and so 80s it’s exhausting, this murder-packed gangland show is sheer mindless entertainment

Lucy Mangan

16, Mar, 2023 @10:10 PM

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‘Right now, there is not a great deal of trust in the police’: why TV is filled with bent coppers
Crime dramas like Better, The Capture and Karen Pirie increasingly depict officers as corrupt. Given the scandals that have eroded confidence in British police, it’s no wonder

Louis Staples

16, Mar, 2023 @5:15 PM

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Farewell Endeavour – what a perfect finale to one of TV’s classic crime shows
This last episode of the Inspector Morse prequel had issues to wrap up – and did it with style. From brilliantly excruciating moments to its intriguing ending, it stayed true to itself

Mark Lawson

12, Mar, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Unforgotten series five episode one recap – Sinéad Keenan more than fills the biggest boots ever
After the last season left 9.5 million of us weeping, the beguiling cop drama is back with no Nicola Walker and a testy new boss. Will Sunny heal while the team crack the case of the corpse up the chimney?

Michael Hogan

27, Feb, 2023 @10:00 PM

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