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TV PREVIEW: The Bletchley Circle [ITV, Thursday 6th. 9pm]

Posted by Michael Moran
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on Monday, 03 September 2012

Costume dramas belong on a Sunday night. My only real concern about Parade’s End was the somewhat perverse decision to broadcast it on a Friday.

Conversely, a good detective yarn finds its natural home at about 9pm on a midweek evening.

The Bletchley Circle is both costume drama and good detective yarn. Combining those elements has conjured a mystical alchemy that makes the show watchable on any day of the week.

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TONIGHT'S TV: The Killing (Channel 4 10pm)

Posted by Michael Moran
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on Wednesday, 02 May 2012

The original Danish series launched a thousand cosy jumpers and started a veritable gold-rush of TV executives hunting for the next for brainy Scandinavian thriller.

But the ugly truth about the show we hipsters call Forbrydelsen, is that it’s a bit hard to watch while you’re eating, reading a magazine or pottering around on the Internet. We may not like to admit that we do those things in front of the television, but there it is.

And a subtitled mystery where clues may be concealed in the most innocuous conversations does not ideal TV dinner fare make.

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Tags: drama, police, thriller, TV


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