The UK Wrap: 30th December 2013

The new years compilation show is great way to spend an hour or two placating viewers who are too tipsy, stuffed and drowsy from Christmas to give full attention to original programming. Each of the three main UK stations (BBC, ITV and Channel 4) are playing their own “the year that was” re-cap program. Channel

The UK Wrap: 23rd December 2013

Here are some shows you might like to watch over Christmas as you lie on the couch softly moaning and clutching your over-stuffed belly… Doctor Who Christmas Special, BBC One 25th December. For those of you who don’t want to spend the wee hours of boxing day morning constantly refreshing the page of your favorite

The UK Wrap: 16th December 2013

Airing over two nights on BBC One this week is The Great Train Robbery detailing 1963 theft of 2.6 million pounts from a Royal Mail train in Buckinghamshire, told from two different perspectives that of the robbers and police. In A Robbers Tale audiences follow Bruce Reynolds, Buster Edwards, Roy James, Gordon Goody and Charlie

The UK Wrap: 9th December 2013

Starting on Wednesday night on ITV1 is Lucan, and two part drama based on the life of John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan. The flamboyant aristocrat is believed to have been responsible for the death of his children’s nanny Sandra Rivet in 1974, after mistaking her for his wife, and then disappearing shortly thereafter. The

The UK Wrap: 20th October 2013

New from David Mitchell and Robert Webb is the Ambassadors, a three part comedy-drama series which begins this week on BBC Two. Mitchell is Keith Davies, the newly appointed British Ambassador to the emerging oil rich nation of Tazbekistan, and Robert Webb plays Neil Tilly, the Deputy Head of Mission and second in command at

The UK Wrap: 13th of October 2013

Premièring on Thursday the 16th of October on Sky Atlantic is the ten-part detective drama series The Tunnel, the English/French remake of Broen AKA The Bridge, the highly successful 2011 Swedish/Danish co production.  In the Tunnel, UK Detective Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and French Officer Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) are bought together when a body

The UK Wrap: 7th of October 2013

Comedy panel shows are something the Brits do rather well and in large quantities.  This week sees a new show joining the ranks of Would I Lie To You, 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI, called Was It Something I Said hosted by David Mitchell. WISIS is

The UK Wrap: 23rd September 2013

By Any Means is a new six-part crime based drama which premiered on BBC One last night. It follows a clandestine intelligence unit who use a variety of illegal and unethical methods bring to justice criminal organisations. Lead by handler Helen Browning (Gina McKee) the three person unit comprises of Jack Quinn (Warren Brown) an

The UK Wrap: 12th September 2013

Peaky Blinders is a new 6 part drama series premiering on Thursday night on BBC TWO. Set in Birmingham after the end of WWI, it follows a the fortunes of Thomas Shelby, leader of the Peaky Blinders a violent gang known for sewing razor blades in the peaks of their caps. Upon Tommy’s return from

The UK Wrap: 6th September 2013

The moody and ridiculous Whitechapel is back for season four, airing on ITV on Wednesday nights. The basic premise of the show is 21st century police solving murders using precedents and methodologies from historical criminal cases. Needless to say, it’s all rather dark, spooky and a little bit silly. This season involves witches, people being