Category Archives: TV

And Zen There Were None

(Well, if H. R. F. Keating can get away with Zen There Was Murder…) News just in from the Agatha Christie Newsletter of another new adaptation of Christie’s classic – this time from Japan. The adaptation is set in the … Continue reading

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Father Brown Christmas special 2016: The Star of Jacob

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A slightly late review of the Father Brown Christmas special, which aired this week on BBC1. The episode opens with a visit from Canon Fox with a message from Brown’s boss, Bishop Reynard. The Duke of Frome has announced he will … Continue reading

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BBC’s The Witness for the Prosecution

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The BBC’s flagship Christie adaptation aired last night. They promised us dark and sexy – but did they deliver? We are certainly a long way from Marple. It doesn’t look like an adaptation of a Golden Age story, and, for example, you … Continue reading

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‘I like young men. I like their company.’ The Witness for the Prosecution

After yesterday’s trailer for Maigret, here’s another Christmas televisual treat – the BBC’s The Witness for the Prosecution, clearly going for ‘brooding and dark’. Nice touch with the cat…

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Maigret’s Dead Man trailer

ITV has released the trailer for the second Maigret film starring Rowan Atkinson. I enjoyed the last one (see my review at The Killing Times), although the general reaction was one of ‘so what?’. Still, ITV are clearly confident, as … Continue reading

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More Christie adaptations on their way…

            Following the success of And Then There Were None last Christmas, the BBC will be screening eight more Agatha Christie adaptations. This year we will be getting The Witness For The Prosecution, adapted by Sarah … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson in Maigret Sets a Trap – review

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So chez Past Offences, we enjoyed last night’s Maigret Sets a Trap. If you’d like to head over to The Killing Times, you can read my thoughts on the show. It’s all about the stare.

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UK readers – look out for Maigret Sets a Trap tonight

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The Rowan Atkinson Maigret appears on our screens for the first time tonight in Maigret Sets a Trap (9PM on ITV). A killer stalks and murders young women in the Montmartre district of 1955 Paris, a city still struggling to … Continue reading

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Extended trailer for Maigret with Rowan Atkinson

Just time to share this now… looks pretty good.

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Father Brown series 4

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News has reached Past Offences that, fresh from their victory at the Royal Television Society Awards (Birmingham branch), the Father Brown team is airing series four beginning on the 4th of January. The BBC episode guide only looks at the first … Continue reading

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