previews... - February 14, 2018

Best TV of March 2018: previews five of the best shows...
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Best TV of March 2018: previews five of the best shows... previews five of the most exciting TV dramas that will be coming to your screens in March...


Strike: Career Of Evil

(BBC One)


After Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, the final (so far) of J. K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels hits the small screen.

Tom Burke, star of The Musketeers and War and Peace, is once again in the title role, with Holliday Grainger playing his assistant Robin Ellacott.

In this mystery, which goes out in two parts, things get personal for Strike. It all starts when a severed human leg arrives, a leg belonging to a girl Strike once knew, leading him to draw up a list of suspects who have a vendetta against him. It turns out to be quite a lengthy list...



(Sky Atlantic)


The first season of Divorce, which followed the slow and very funny demise of the marriage between Sarah Jessica Parker’s Frances and Thomas Haden Church’s Robert, was a big critical and commercial hit, so naturally, a second season was ordered.

For the new season of the Sharon Horgan created drama, How I Met Your Mother/Ugly Betty star Becki Newton joins the cast and there is a new showrunner in former Sex And The City producer Jenny Bicks to boot.

In this eight-episode run, we watch as Frances and Robert try to move on from each other and begin dating again, with particularly hilarious consequences...



The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

(BBC Two)


American Crime Story made a huge statement with its lavish look at the trial of OJ Simpson and now returns with an equally controversial second round.

Focusing on the murder of fashion kingpin Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, the series unpacks Versace’s life in the years leading up to the murder and the fallout from it.

Édgar Ramírez plays Versace himself, with popstar Ricky Martin playing Antonio D'Amico, his long-term partner. Penélope Cruz plays his sister Donatella, while Glee star Darren Criss takes on the role of Cunanan.


In The Long Run

(Sky One)


Idris Elba channels his own childhood for this new comedy, which is based on the lives and laughs of his own parents.

Elba plays Walter, with Madeline Appiah as his wife Agnes. The pair arrived in the UK from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and have made successes of themselves and their young family.

But when Walter’s brother Valentine arrives, he brings with him all kinds of trouble and threatens to turn their own young son Akuna into their worst nightmare, a musician…

Bill Bailey, Jimmy Akingbola and Kellie Shirley all co-star in this six-episode run.


(Sky Atlantic)


Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti face off for a third run in the new season of Billions.

Giamatti returns as US attorney Chuck Rhoades, who is waging war against Lewis’s powerful hedge fund king and multi-billionaire Bobby Axelrod. Malin Akerman and Maggie Siff return to co-star, while Clancy Brown and John Malkovich are the big new additions for this new 12-episode run.

We left things at the end of the second season with Rhoades in the box seat and Axelrod facing criminal charges, but, as you can see from the new season trailer, things are about to get messy...


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