Drama

TV Picks: 11th January - 18th January

The Pembrokeshire Murders

Monday

ITV, 9pm

ITV’s new true-crime drama, The Pembrokeshire Murders, recounts the solving of one of Wales’ most notorious crimes.

Luke Evans stars as newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins, responsible for reopening the unsolved Coastal Path Murders of the 1980s in 2006.

In conversation with Jeff Pope

Starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton, A Confession, is based on the true story of Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, who breached police protocol to catch a killer, costing him his career.

As the writer of dramas including Mrs BiggsLittle Boy Blue and Cilla, Jeff will also discuss highlights from his award-winning career. Filled with clips and stories, this promises to be an evening not to be missed.

Anatomy of a Hit: Line of Duty

The critically acclaimed second series hit our screens in 2014 and realising they had a hit on their hands, the BBC commissioned two more that year. Having become the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two in the multi-channel era, Line of Duty made the jump to BBC One.

 With filming for series five underway and fans eagerly anticipating the return of the AC-12 team in 2019, Line of Duty is widely recognised as the decade’s best British drama series.

ITV announces the cast for new drama Holding

Conleth Hill and Siobhan McSweeney (Credit: Conor Horgan/ITV)

Brenda Fricker, Siobhán McSweeney, Charlene McKenna, Helen Behan, Pauline McLynn and Conleth Hill have been cast in the four-part drama, directed by Kathy Burke.

Conleth Hill plays local police officer Sergeant PJ Collins, a soft and gentle man who shies away from people and fills his days with eating comfort food and half-hearted police work. 

He lives his life as a loveable outsider but is lonely and lacks motivation for his job. 

When the long-lost body of local legend Tommy Burke is found, Collins must stop hiding away and solve the biggest crime of his career. 

On The Edge to return to Channel 4 for a third series

The anthology aims to promote upcoming film-makers in the UK, with exciting talent writing and directing each film.

This series will explore the effects of mental health in families through different genres, including romantic comedy, road trip and horror.

Mincemeat

Written by Samantha O’Rourke and directed by Nadira Amrani

A dramedy about a young woman, Jane, struggling to cope with her controlling mother who suffers from hoarding disorder.

When Nish enters the scene, Jane is lovestruck, and he could be the means of escape she’s been looking for.

BBC Two releases new images of Stephen Graham and Colin Farrell in The North Water

The gallery includes photos of Colin Farrell as Henry Drax, Jack O’Connell as Patrick Sumner, Stephen Graham as Captain Brownlee and Tom Courtenay as Baxter. The series also stars Peter Mullan, Sam Spruell and Roland Møller.

Set in Hull and the ice floes of the Arctic in the 1850s, most of the location shooting took place in the Arctic, with cast and crew sailing as far as 81 degrees north, which is claimed to be the furthest point north any television drama has ever been filmed.

BBC reveals launch date and first look trailer for new drama Time

Jimmy McGovern directed the three-part series, filmed in Liverpool, which sees Bean play the newly imprisoned criminal Mark Cobden, overwhelmed by guilt and his new volatile surroundings.

In prison, Mark meets Eric McNally (Graham), a principled prison officer ever striving to protect those in his charge. When one of the most notorious inmates identifies his weakness, Eric must choose between his principles and his family.

Production Focus: Small Axe | RTS London

The production team behind Steve McQueen's drama, Small Axe, discuss the making of the love letters to resilience and triumph within London's West Indian community.

They share the casting, costume, screenplay and research processes behind each episode of the series.

Chair:
Aradhna Tayal - Producer & Consultant, Clockhouse Media

Panel:
Tracey Scoffield - Executive Producer
Courttia Newland - Co-Writer
Gary Davy - Casting
JoJo Williams - Hair & Makeup