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Drama's 5 Greatest Leading Ladies
Drama's 5 Greatest Leading Ladies

From headteachers to monarchs, brace yourself for heroines who play by their own rules.

TV's Top 5 Most Terrifying Killers
TV's Top 5 Most Terrifying Killers

From the slaughter spree at Sun Hill, to the ritual killing which baffled Taggart.

About When the Boat Comes in
About When the Boat Comes in

James Bolam stars as a disillusioned First World War veteran returning home to Tyneside.

What You Need To Know About The Era Of WPC 56
What You Need To Know About The Era Of WPC 56

What does it take to be a female copper in 1950s Britain? WPC Dawson is about to find out.

What You Need To Know About The Musketeers
What You Need To Know About The Musketeers

Brace yourself for the thrilling world of D’Artagnan, Porthos, Athos and Aramis…

Taggart: Meet The Team
Taggart: Meet The Team

When there’s been a murrrd’rrr, these are the detectives who’ll swing into action.

Who’s Who In Mercy Street
Who’s Who In Mercy Street

Mercy Street throws us into a new world. Let's say hello to the locals...

7 Reasons You Need To See Taggart From The Start
7 Reasons You Need To See Taggart From The Start

Here's why you will want to watch this epic series from the very beginning.

7 Reasons Why Miss Fisher Is TV’s Most Scintillating Sleuth
7 Reasons Why Miss Fisher Is TV’s Most Scintillating Sleuth

Sleek and sassy, Phryne Fisher is a far cry from your usual hard-bitten crime-buster…

Who’s Who In The Red Tent
Who’s Who In The Red Tent

From the defiant Dinah to Prince Shalem, meet the women and men of this ravishing epic.

The Story Behind The Red Tent
The Story Behind The Red Tent

How much does The Red Tent take from an ancient tale, and how much does it go its own way?

Why The Red Tent Is A Unique Must-See
Why The Red Tent Is A Unique Must-See

The Red Tent is no ordinary historical drama – it’s a sumptuous epic. Here’s why…

Secret Army: Why You’ll Want To Join The Resistance
Secret Army: Why You’ll Want To Join The Resistance

One of the greatest ever British dramas here. Here’s what you need to know.

Frank Spencer’s 6 Most Moronic Moments
Frank Spencer’s 6 Most Moronic Moments

From his battle with a robotic toilet to mayhem on roller skates…

Frank And Betty: A Love Story
Frank And Betty: A Love Story

We look at the highs, lows and near-death scrapes of Frank Spencer and his beloved Betty…

The 5 Unlikeliest Murder Capitals Of The World
The 5 Unlikeliest Murder Capitals Of The World

Never mind the big cities. In TV-land, it's the cuter and quieter locations...

Who is DI Mike Shepherd?
Who is DI Mike Shepherd?

NoneAre you ready for the unconventional hero of The Brokenwood Mysteries?

Why Crime Fans Need to See The Brokenwood Mysteries
Why Crime Fans Need to See The Brokenwood Mysteries

Make room for new detective drama in your life with The Brokenwood Mysteries

Why Sense and Sensibility is the Ultimate Love Saga
Why Sense and Sensibility is the Ultimate Love Saga

Jane Austen’s story manages to cover every last aspect of this strange thing we call love…

The Real Mr Darcy - A Dramatic Re-Appraisal
The Real Mr Darcy - A Dramatic Re-Appraisal

By Prof John Sutherland and Prof Amanda Vickery.

Artist Creates First Historically Accurate Portrait Of Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy
The First Historically Accurate Portrait Of Mr Darcy

Artist creates real-life representation of Jane Austen's leading man.

5 Things You Need To Know About Tenko
5 Things You Need To Know About Tenko

What you can expect from the trailblazing drama which puts women right at the forefront.

Boon’s Most Colourful Escapades
Boon’s Most Colourful Escapades

Boon is up for anything.

Meet The Women Of Tenko
Meet The Women Of Tenko

Will any of these women live to see the end of the war?

Who Is Hetty Wainthropp?
Who Is Hetty Wainthropp?

Meet the investigator who never stops until she unmasks local villains...

5 Cracking Crime Adaptations
5 Cracking Crime Adaptations

These telly detectives all started out in the pages of a book…

What Makes Nordic Noir So Addictive?
What Makes Nordic Noir So Addictive?

Why the bleak and beautiful world of Nordic Noir, stand apart from other TV dramas…

6 Things You Need To Know About Kurt Wallander
6 Things You Need To Know About Kurt Wallander

Are you ready to enter the dark world of Kenneth Branagh’s iconic detective?

Sharpe’s Loves
Sharpe’s Loves

He’s a lover as well as a fighter.

Sharpe’s Most Memorable Characters
Sharpe’s Most Memorable Characters

From cowardly aristocrats to evil soldiers to scheming seducers...

4 Reasons You Can’t Miss George Gently
4 Reasons You Can’t Miss George Gently

Why the 60s-set series about a London copper going up north is a must-watch.

Why George Gently Is Your New Favourite Detective
Why George Gently Is Your New Favourite Detective

He’s charming, honourable and an all-round hero, but with an edge too.

George Gently’s Most Memorable Cases
George Gently’s Most Memorable Cases

Think the 1960s are all peace, love and long hair?

9 Reasons Why We Love Sir John Middleton
9 Reasons Why We Love Sir John Middleton

Sir John Middleton might just be the secret hero of Sense and Sensibility…

Sense and Sensibility versus Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility vs Pride and Prejudice

Why Jane Austen’s two great sagas are more alike and more different than you might think…

The Sense and Sensibility Guide To Life
The Sense and Sensibility Guide To Life

What we can learn from the adventures and entanglements of the Dashwood sisters…

7 Reasons We Can’t Help Liking Sir Charles Maulver
7 Reasons We Can’t Help Liking Sir Charles Maulver

The character played by Greg Wise is one of our favourite things about Cranford…

Cranford’s Battiest Moments
Cranford’s Battiest Moments

From the perils of eating oranges to the correct etiquette for extracting lace from a cat…

Mr Murdstone’s 6 Meanest Moments
Mr Murdstone’s 6 Meanest Moments

The most frightening and downright horrible stepdad...

Why David Copperfield Is Just Like Today
Why David Copperfield Is Just Like Today

Here’s why it has more to say about our own era than you might think…

Why We’re So In Love With Period Dramas
Why We Love Period Dramas

From Sense and Sensibility to Call the Midwife...

6 Things David Copperfield Teaches Us About Life
6 Things David Copperfield Teaches Us About Life

David Copperfield isn’t just a big coming-of-age adventure through Victorian England…

Murdoch Mysteries vs The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Murdoch Mysteries vs The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Different hemispheres, different eras… yet these two crime shows have some similarities.

Our Guide To The World Of Doctor Blake
Our Guide To The World Of Doctor Blake

Welcome to Ballarat, the stalking ground of brilliant sleuth Dr Lucien Blake…

TV’s Most Haunted Detectives
TV’s Most Haunted Detectives

Other things, besides simply snaring murderers, are on these sleuths mind's...

When Murdoch Met Churchill and 6 Other Real-Life Figures
Murdoch and the Real-Life Figures

A fringe benefit of cracking cases in Victorian Toronto...

Dalziel and Pascoe’s Maddest Cases
Dalziel and Pascoe’s 6 Maddest Cases

Some of the situations they’ve dealt with have been downright bizarre.

Dalziel and Pascoe’s Funniest Quips And Comebacks
Dalziel and Pascoe’s Funniest Quips And Comebacks

Being able to take the mickey is a vital job skill…

Why Dalziel And Pascoe Are The Perfect Partnership
Why Dalziel And Pascoe Are The Perfect Partnership

One’s a rough, old school copper, the other’s a degree-educated smart alec.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dalziel and Pascoe
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dalziel and Pascoe

His name is pronounced Dee-el. OK, so you knew that one...

TV’s 4 Finest Legal Eagles
TV’s 4 Finest Legal Eagles

Crusading for justice, sticking up for common folk, and cutting a dash in the courtroom.

5 Times Judge John Deed Took On The Establishment
5 Times Judge John Deed Took On The Establishment

John Deed always takes the side of ordinary folks against the Establishment…

5 Reasons Why Judge John Deed Makes Us Swoon
5 Reasons Why Judge John Deed Makes Us Swoon

We hereby find Sir John Deed guilty of being irresistibly attractive.

John Deed’s Guide To Being A Judge
John Deed’s Guide To Being A Judge

A few really important things Sir John Deed has taught us…

The 6 Finest Crime-Solving Sidekicks
The 6 Finest Crime-Solving Sidekicks

Even the cockiest crime-busters need help now and again.

Meet The Gentleman Detectives
Meet The Gentleman Detectives

Solving crimes without ever forgetting their manners…

The Inspector Alleyn Case Files
The Inspector Alleyn Case Files

Let’s leaf through some of Alleyn's most memorable cases…

A Newcomer’s Guide To Inspector Alleyn
A Newcomer’s Guide To Inspector Alleyn

Pour yourself an Earl Grey and settle in as we introduce the poshest copper since Lynley.

The 4 Crime Dramas With The Best Settings
The 4 Crime Dramas With The Best Settings

The most enjoyable backdrops to all the skulduggery.

Why We Love DI Richard Poole
Why We Love DI Richard Poole

He may just be our favourite human being ever to grace the small screen.

Why Death In Paradise Is The Next Best Thing To A Holiday
Why Death In Paradise Is The Next Best Thing To A Holiday

Far too long till you fly out on your summer trip abroad?

Why Watching Miss Marple Will Make You All Nostalgic
The Nostalgia of Miss Marple

Even if you’re far too young to actually remember the era it’s set in.

Miss Marple’s Most Endearing Traits
Miss Marple’s Most Endearing Traits

A far cry from most TV detectives.

5 Reasons You Need To Invite Miss Marple Into Your Living Room
5 Reasons To Watch Miss Marple

Here’s why you need to make time for Agatha Christie’s super-sleuth…

Miss Marple's Most Vexing Cases
Miss Marple's Most Vexing Cases

She’s had a long, illustrious career as England’s unlikeliest crime-solver.

A Beginner’s Guide To Dangerfield
A Beginner’s Guide To Dangerfield

If you’ve never seen Dangerfield, you’re in for a treat.

Dangerfield’s Most Memorable Cases
Dangerfield’s Most Memorable Cases

There’s certainly plenty of crime and intrigue going on.

TV’s Greatest Ever Snobs
TV’s Greatest Ever Snobs

An example to the rest of us oiks…

What Keeping Up Appearances Teaches Us About Family
What Keeping Up Appearances Teaches Us About Family

A valuable guide to dealing with your nearest and dearest.

Hyacinth’s Guide To Correct Etiquette
Hyacinth’s Guide To Correct Etiquette

Do you lack good breeding? Socially unfortunate?

5 Reasons You’ll Fall In Love With Cranford
Why You’ll Fall In Love With Cranford

It'll transport you to a by-gone realm and you won’t want to leave.

Why Women Rule The Roost In Cranford
Why The Cranford Women Rule The Roost

With its many matriarchs, Cranford is a town where men must tread very, very lightly…

Why Cranford’s Dr Harrison Will Be Your New Period Heartthrob
Dr Harrison Will Be Your New Heartthrob

If you didn’t think you had space in your heart for another handsome hero, think again…

The Most Memorable Cases From Silent Witness
The Most Memorable Cases From Silent Witness

Here are the cases that have really stood out…

Inspector Lynley: The Books Vs The TV Series
The Books Vs The TV Series

Far from an open and shut case…

Why You Have To Watch Last Of The Summer Wine From The Beginning
Why You Should Watch LOTSW From The Start

Go back to the very beginning of the world’s longest-running sitcom.

Compo And Nora’s Greatest Moments
Compo And Nora’s Greatest Moments

It’s clear who gave us the greatest love story of all time. Sort of.

Why Cadfael Is No Ordinary Detective Drama
Cadfael Is No Ordinary Detective Drama

Here's four reasons why Cadfael really stands apart from other crime dramas…

Cadfael’s Most Memorable Cases
Cadfael’s Most Memorable Cases

As a crime-solving medieval monk, Brother Cadfael always has his work cut out for him.

The 6 Traits Shared By Telly Crime Solvers
The 6 Traits Of Telly Crime Solvers

They’d probably have a scrap if they were all put in one room...

The New Tricks Intro Music
The New Tricks Theme Tune

"It's alright, it's okay..."

TV’s Best Crime-Solving Teams
TV’s Best Crime-Solving Teams

When it comes to cracking cases, a bunch of brilliant minds is better than one...

7 Reasons Why You Need New Tricks In Your Life
7 Reasons Why You Need New Tricks In Your Life

Did you know New Tricks can actually improve your life?

Why We Love Call The Midwife
Why We Love Call The Midwife

It’s the show that’s become a national institution.

The 5 Most Inspiring Women In Period Dramas
The 5 Most Inspiring Women

These heroines defy their eras and prove the power of women against incredible odds…

What You Need To Know Before Watching Series 3
What You Need To Know Before Series 3

Here’s everything you need to know about Call The Midwife in a nutshell…

The 6 Types of TV Detectives
The 6 Types of TV Detectives

Each TV detective is good at catching the bad guy, but the each have different techniques.

4 Reasons To Love Lynley
Reasons To Love Lynley

Here’s why we think it’s a very fair cop.

Our 3 Favourite Scottish Crime Dramas
Our Favourite Scottish Crime Dramas

From Highland escapades to gritty adventures on the mean streets of Edinburgh...

How The Setting Sets It Apart
Shetland: How The Setting Sets It Apart

There may be many crime dramas on the box, but few look as stunning as Shetland…

The Books Vs The Television Series
Shetland: Books vs TV Series

How much does the gripping Scottish crime drama Shetland owe to the original novels?

6 Things You Need To Know About Spooks
6 Things You Need To Know About Spooks

New to Spooks? Here’s your essential briefing on the landmark show.

5 Dickens Adaptations You Need To See
5 Dickens Adaptations You Need To See

No writer has ever explored the soul of our nation like Charles Dickens.

How An All-Star Cast Makes Bleak House Brilliant
How An All-Star Cast Makes Bleak House Brilliant

Here’s what the star cast bring to the iconic roles they play in this Dickens adaptation.

A Quick Guide To Great Adaptations on Drama
A Quick Guide To Great Period Drama Adaptations

Here are some of the writers whose worlds you can explore…

7 Famous Faces To Look For In Tess Of The D’Urbervilles
7 Famous Faces In Tess Of The D’Urbervilles

A stellar cast brings this great saga to life...

6 Reasons Why Sean Bean Is The Perfect Sharpe
6 Reasons Why Sean Bean Is The Perfect Sharpe

Here’s why he was the ideal man to play the Napoleonic hero.

Our Favourite Leading Men
Our Favourite Leading Men

Prepare yourself for brooding looks, unbuttoned shirts and cheekbones...