Tag Archives: Television Review. I.T.V.

Endeavour: Sway. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Anton Lesser, Jack Laskey, Sean Rigby, James Bradshaw, Joe Bannister, Jack Bannon, Gina Bramhill, Rob Compton, James Doherty, Rob Jarvis, Brian Lipson, Shvorne Marks, Tim McMullan, Caroline O’Neill,  Cécile Paoli, Adrian Schiller, Michael Thomas, Sara Vickers, Matthew Wilson, Max Wrottesley.

Morse may have been living life a bit more inside the box in recent months but as he relaxes more into a life with purpose after being shot in the last series, Oxford has a serial killer on the loose, one who is acting out of fanatical zeal and the foggy streets of the University city have become a dangerous place for women.

Endeavour: Nocturne. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Jack Laskey, Anton Lesser, Jack Bannon, Abigail Thaw, Desomd Barrit, Lucy Boynton, James Bradshaw, Lynn Farleigh, Diane Fletcher, Nell Tiger Free, Maya Gerber, Imogen Gurney, Daniel Ings, Susy Kane, Simon Kunz Kate Lamb, Shvorne Marks, Eleanor Northcott, Caroline O’ Neill, Ian Peck, Tom Prior, Sean Rigby, Straun Rodger, Michael Shannon, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sara Vickers, Emily Warren.

Midsomer Murders: The Killing Of Copenhagen. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Tamzin Malleson, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen,  Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Cordery, Nicholas Jones, Adrian Lukis, Joanna Scanlan, Poppy Drayton, John Duggan, Marcus Hutton, Jonathan Barnwell, Caroline Goodall, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Thomas Thoroe, Julie Agnete Vang, Anick Wiget, Pete Meads, Marie Askehave, Hannah Blamires, Pamela Betsy Cooper, Susan Fordham, Anthony Farrelly.

Midsomer Murders: The Flying Club. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast:  Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Tamzin Malleson, Robert Bathurst, Phil Cornwell, Bernard Cribbins, Pete Meads, Jacqueline King, John Duggan, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Lee Nicholas Harris, John W.G. Harley, Susan Fordham, Lucy Phelps, Chris Nighingale, Martyn Mayger, Barrie Martin, June Whitefield, Geoffrey Whitehead, Sara Stewart, Lex Shrapnel, Laila Rouass, Oliver Rix, Francesca Zoulewelle.

For many the past is never too far from their minds. It is what has shaped them into who they are. The past should never be truly be forgotten either as it by that assumption that the mistakes, the often to terrible to contemplate mistakes, come back to haunt you.

Midsomer Murders, Let Us Prey. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Tazmin Malleson, Rebecca Front, Michael Jayston, Roy Hudd, Andrea Lowe, Vincent Regan, William Postlethwaite, Patricia Brake, William Beck, Paul Copley, Gerald Horan.

In Midsomer, the trouble an old church relic can cause is enough to drive a whole village to thoughts of murder. In the latest episode of Midsomer Murders, Let Us Prey Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby is not only coming to terms with impending fatherhood but also trying to capture the murderer who is using the finding of an old forgotten fresco in the village church, a disturbing piece which portrays gruesome ways of killing humans, as inspiration.

Midsomer Murders, The Christmas Haunting. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Fiona Dolman, Gwilym Lee, Tazmin Malleson, Les Dennis, Emily Joyce, Perdita Avery, Elizabeth Berrington, Nadia Cameron-Blakey, Pamela Betsy Cooper, Paul Blair, Anthony Farrelly, Mark Heap, James Murray, Nikesh Patel, Jonah Russell, Hannah Tointon, Susie Trayling.

It is a good job that the county of Midsomer is a fictional region. Not because of the many murders, ever intriguing, ever inventive. It is the abundance of the Detective Sergeants that pass through the doors of the Police Station in Causton that make the programme, though entertaining and almost compulsive viewing, a baffling place in which regular continuality strikes real terror in the community.

Curtain: Poirot’s Final Case. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Helen Baxendale, Anne Reid, Matthew McNulty, Shaun Dingwall, Philip Glenister, Anna Madeley, Claire Keelen, John Standing, Alice Orr-Ewing, Aiden McArdle, Adam Englander, Gregory Cox.

The last post is played, Poirot has died. Not before though the Belgian solves his last murder before it has even happened as the pace of this special, Curtain: Poirot’s Final Case goes deeper and darker than has been alluded to before, with the greatest of exceptions to the Poirot story of them all, Murder On The Orient Express.

Ripper Street, Pure As The Driven. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenburg, MyAnna Buring, Joseph Mawle, David Wilmott, Joseph Drake, Gillian Saker.

For the men in H Division, the thin blue line that just about keeps some semblance of order in London’s Whitechapel, no sooner do they rid the area of one killer than another soon takes its place. This time though the killer hiding in the shadows, dealing death to those who get in the way is Heroin; the narcotic that brought back the sins of Empire to the shores of the Thames and backed by the worst criminal of all, the corrupt policeman.

Poirot, The Big Four. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Sarah Parish, Pauline Moran, Philip Jackson, Patricia Hodge, Steven Pacey, David Yelland, Tom Brooke, Nicholas Day, James Carroll Jordan, Simon Lowe, Lou Broadbent, Peter Symonds, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas Burns, Alex Palmer, Teresa Banham, Jack Farthing.

It really will be a shame for lovers of Poirot when this particular series comes to an end. The only way that they will get their fix will be to watch all the episodes on back to back repeat. Not such a hard problem to get round it seems but there will certainly be no new episodes recorded starring the irreplaceable David Suchet as the consummate Belgian.

Whitechapel, Series Four, Case Three. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Rupert Penry Jones, Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton, Claire Rushbrook, Sam Stockwell, Ben Bishop, Angela Pleasance, Joan Blackham, Michael Fitzgerald, James Woolley, Diane Kent, Charlotte Hope, Ann Davies.

The final case of the fourth series sees the idea of the evil that has been haunting the detective team in Whitechapel fixated on what was underneath the roads, the back alleyways and deep in the sewers. The sewers which take the waste out of the East End and in which a clan of cannibals have started to take the virtuous and honourable off the streets and like time, devouring them and leaving only the memory of them behind.