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Defending the Guilty: Episode #1.2  Season 1, Ep 2

As Will grapples with whether to tell his girlfriend about his recent indiscretion - but he has no such dilemma when in Chambers, as Liam has already told everyone. However, his newfound notoriety does throw up a juicy opportunity from Miles, who offers him the case that everyone wants. Meanwhile, Caroline fears her prospects of becoming a Queen's Counsel are dubious, and wonders how much to let the jury know about a particularly unappealing client.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 29, 2019 - 0 comments

Defending the Guilty: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

Will Packham is an idealistic pupil barrister - or idealistic for now. His clients are at least as guilty as sin. His pupil-master Caroline thinks he is a gutless snowflake. His fellow pupils want the same job as him and would stab each other to get it. Over the course of two days, Will has to defend a would-be murderer, keep a young slam poet out of custody and fetch Caroline a range of pastries. Can Will hold onto his principles and prove he has what it takes?
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 25, 2019 - 2 comments

The ABC Murders: Hercule and the new Inspector  Season 1, Ep 1

Rupert Grint was the surprise star, here. Malkovich being stilted and precise suits the character of Poirot, but put him together with Crome, they warm up to each other in an organic and compelling way, and it's on Grint's natural talent as a supporting actor. I would watch a series based on Poirot and Crome discussing the weather, so good.
posted by Slap*Happy on Apr 22, 2019 - 3 comments

Don't Forget The Driver: First Series  Season 1, Ep 0

A coach driver and single father navigates the post-Brexit world surrounding his seaside enclave. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 16, 2019 - 2 comments

The Little Drummer Girl: Full Miniseries  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name and directed by visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie, a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz. Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. AMC [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on Jan 28, 2019 - 13 comments

Any interest in overthinking 'The Little Drummer Girl'?

This question refers specifically to the recent miniseries adaptation of the 1983 John le Carré novel of the same name. [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on Dec 19, 2018 - 5 comments

Doctor Who: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos  Season 11, Ep 10

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, a battlefield, a conflict-scarred survivor, and a deadly reckoning await the Doctor, Ryan, Yaz and Graham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 9, 2018 - 27 comments

Doctor Who: It Takes You Away  Season 11, Ep 9

"On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage - and beyond?"
posted by homunculus on Dec 2, 2018 - 66 comments

Doctor Who: The Witchfinders  Season 11, Ep 8

Arriving in 17th Century Lancashire, the TARDIS team become embroiled in a witch trial. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon on Nov 25, 2018 - 50 comments

Doctor Who: Kerblam!  Season 11, Ep 7

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy's largest retailer, Kerblam
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 18, 2018 - 55 comments

Movie: They Shall Not Grow Old

Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. [more inside]
posted by ppl on Nov 13, 2018 - 8 comments

Doctor Who: Demons of the Punjab  Season 11, Ep 6

India, 1947. The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab, as India is being torn apart. While Yaz attempts to discover her grandmother's hidden history, the Doctor discovers demons haunting the land. Who are they, and what do they want?
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 11, 2018 - 91 comments

Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum  Season 11, Ep 5

The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe’s most deadly and unusual creatures.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 4, 2018 - 63 comments

Doctor Who: Arachnids in the UK  Season 11, Ep 4

In Yorkshire, the Doctor and friends meet Yaz's family - and uncover a creepy mystery at the heart of the city. What is happening to the spiders of Sheffield?
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 28, 2018 - 67 comments

Doctor Who: Rosa  Season 11, Ep 3

Montgomery, Alabama, 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 21, 2018 - 101 comments

There She Goes - BBC4

This looks really interesting - "A young girl with a learning disability makes her way through life. " ... stars David Tennant (Doctor Who etc) and Jessica Hynes (Spaced, W1A). Anyone interested in a fanfare post for it?
posted by memebake on Oct 18, 2018 - 1 comment

Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument   Season 11, Ep 2

Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough in a hostile alien environment to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 14, 2018 - 79 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

With no-one left who believes him, Specialist Protection Officer David Budd's enquiries put him in mortal danger.< [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 18 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

Displaying increasingly irrational behaviour but determined to prove his innocence, PS David Budd is desperate to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Struggling to come to terms with the traumatic events of the last 24 hours, the home secretary's bodyguard David Budd himself falls under suspicion. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

As the terrorist threat increases, PS David Budd strives to prevent the home secretary Julia Montague from falling victim to an assassination plot. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Bodyguard: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

Home secretary Julia Montague's controversial policies make her a terrorist target and test the loyalty of specialist protection officer David Budd. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Bodyguard: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

A troubled war veteran, PS David Budd, is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 3 comments

The Children Act (2017 movie, released 2018)

Legal drama adapted by Ian McEwan from his 2014 novel, starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Ffion Whitehead. Has this had a wide enough distribution to make it worth discussion here? It's just got a limited release in the UK, and I understand it's gone straight to streaming in the USA. (IMDB, BBC)
posted by Major Clanger on Aug 25, 2018 - 1 comment

The City and the City: miniseries   Season 1, Ep 0

Two cities with a dangerous and volatile relationship. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 8, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Threads

Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 7, 2018 - 11 comments

Requiem: Matilda  Season 1, Ep 1

Cellist Matilda Grey finds a box at her mother's house containing press cuttings regarding the disappearance of a little girl, Carys Howell, twenty-four years earlier in the Welsh village of Penllynith. Accompanied by her friend Hal Fine she travels to the village to unravel the threads of her past. [more inside]
posted by chappell, ambrose on Feb 13, 2018 - 3 comments

McMafia: Episode Two  Season 1, Ep 2

Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 3, 2018 - 1 comment

McMafia: Episode One  Season 1, Ep 1

Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time  Season 10, Ep 13

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 25, 2017 - 77 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Company   Season 4, Ep 6

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 20, 2017 - 2 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 6  Season 3, Ep 6

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 13, 2017 - 16 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Duel  Season 4, Ep 5

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 13, 2017 - 4 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 5  Season 3, Ep 5

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 6, 2017 - 4 comments

Peaky Blinders: Dangerous   Season 4, Ep 4

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 6, 2017 - 3 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 4  Season 3, Ep 4

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 29, 2017 - 3 comments

Peaky Blinders: Blackbird  Season 4, Ep 3

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 29, 2017 - 2 comments

Shetland: Raven Black, Part 1  Season 2, Ep 1

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate the murder of a teenage girl whose body was found on a secluded beach, a case that shares several similarities with the unsolved disappearance of a girl named Catriona 19 years previously. Brian Cox guest stars as Magnus Bain, a person of interest in both cases.
posted by infinitewindow on Nov 26, 2017 - 0 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 3  Season 3, Ep 3

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 22, 2017 - 0 comments

Peaky Blinders: Heathens  Season 4, Ep 2

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy endeavours to unite his family. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 22, 2017 - 0 comments

Shetland: Red Bones  Season 1, Ep 0

Elderly Shetlander Mima Wilson is found murdered on the archaeological site in the grounds of her croft. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his team investigate and discover that the murder is linked to a long-simmering feud between island families, and they must apprehend the suspect before crowds descend on the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, the biggest fire festival in Europe. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Nov 21, 2017 - 5 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 2   Season 3, Ep 2

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 15, 2017 - 11 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Noose  Season 4, Ep 1

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. When he receives a mysterious letter, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 15, 2017 - 3 comments

Detectorists: Season 3 Episode 1  Season 3, Ep 1

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Lance's flat isn't his own, Andy's stuck with the mother-in-law. The dark cloud of a solar farm threatens the tranquillity. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 8, 2017 - 10 comments

Father Brown: Season Five of Father Brown  Season 5, Ep 0

The good Father returns to solve more mysteries with some new companions.
posted by drezdn on Nov 6, 2017 - 1 comment

Robot Wars: Series Ten, Episode One  Season 10, Ep 1

Teams of amateur robot fighting enthusiasts battle it out over a series of rounds in a huge purpose-built arena aiming to become the Robot Wars Champion. The teams this week are Donald Thump, Behemoth, Sabretooth, Apollo, Apocalypse and The Swarm. Along the way, they must dodge arena hazards, menacing house robots and the all new Fog of War. Let battle commence! [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 23, 2017 - 2 comments

Broadchurch: Season 1 (All Episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

Two detectives investigate the mysterious death of an eleven year old boy in a small seaside town. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 23, 2017 - 21 comments

Doctor Who: Lie of the Land  Season 10, Ep 8

Bill must convince the Doctor that humanity is in danger, when the world is gripped by an Orwellian mass delusion. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 3, 2017 - 24 comments

Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World  Season 10, Ep 7

An ‘ancient’ pyramid appears overnight. Every clock in the world begins counting down to the Earth’s destruction. Three opposing armies lie ready to annihilate each other. It’s a terrifying race against time to save the world! [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 27, 2017 - 22 comments

Doctor Who: Extremis  Season 10, Ep 6

In the Haereticum — the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy — there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth? [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 20, 2017 - 12 comments

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