TV crime drama

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The Confession review – you’ll study every gesture in this true-crime documentary
Keith Hall confessed his wife’s murder to an officer wearing a wire – and was found innocent. This programme will leave you scrutinising his every second on screen to make your mind up about him

Jack Seale

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tulsa King review – Sylvester Stallone gets his first ever TV role! As a slow-moving 75-year-old gangster
The movie star’s televisual debut is full of fun, retro energy and action hero-lite antics, as he plays a veteran mobster trying to take over Oklahoma. Just don’t expect innovation

Lucy Mangan

15, Nov, 2022 @12:29 PM

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The 50 greatest HBO shows ever – ranked
From juicy dramas about polyamory, bootlegging and the ‘golden age of porn’ to the most jaw-dropping documentary moment of all time, HBO is known as the home of prestige TV. As it turns 50, here are its greatest hits so far

Michael Hogan and Sammy Gecsoyler

08, Nov, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Black Sands review – a slow, meaty helping of Nordic noir
A body on the beach, a police protagonist with personal issues and an eye for knitwear … UKTV’s Icelandic import is dark, matter of fact and a little bit meta

Rebecca Nicholson

06, Nov, 2022 @11:10 PM

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The week in TV: Doctor Who; Jimmy Carr Destroys Art; The Pact; The Devil’s Hour – review
Jodie Whittaker’s sendoff as the Doctor was overstuffed with its own history, while Channel 4’s take on cancel culture missed its mark

Barbara Ellen

30, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Reassuring, timeless, safe: how Angela Lansbury set the style for female TV sleuths
The grande dame, who has died aged 96, pioneered the idea of a set fashion formula for a generation of fictional detectives

Chloe Mac Donnell

16, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Angela Lansbury: film, TV and stage career – in pictures
Angela Lansbury, best known for her role in Murder, She Wrote, has died at the age of 96

Greg Whitmore

12, Oct, 2022 @7:39 AM

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Candy review – Jessica Biel is mesmerising in a true-crime that’s actually worth your time
The gruesome story of murderer mom Candy Montgomery could easily focus on the 41 axe blows she inflicted. But this intelligent series is instead a more welcome study of female rage

Lucy Mangan

12, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Dame Angela Lansbury obituary
Versatile actor with a long career on stage and screen, best known as the TV sleuth Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote

Michael Coveney

11, Oct, 2022 @10:27 PM

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Mother of God! It’s Line of Duty already: 100 years of the BBC, part 10
From Jed Mercurio’s bent copper hit to Michaela Coel’s powerful I May Destroy You and Russell T Davies’s prescient Years and Years, the BBC shows it can still be innovative and provocative

Mark Lawson

07, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Karen Pirie review – this female-led crime drama absolutely sings
Humour, confidence and charm are perfectly blended in this suspenseful adaptation of Val McDermid’s bestseller. As its young female detective tackles a cold case it really belts along

Lucy Mangan

25, Sep, 2022 @9:00 PM

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‘My dad didn’t sleep, he was so excited’: the ITV drama that’s rewriting the rules of crime TV
There’s an all-female creative team, an ‘alarmingly young’ detective and material from legendary writer Val McDermid. Karen Pirie’s creators explain their attempt to do something totally new

Mark Lawson

23, Sep, 2022 @10:44 AM

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