Violence, infidelity, and severed ties - US drama Homeland is becoming increasingly bleak.
Tv One's Hostages (Wednesday), got off to a cracking start a few weeks ago, but like Soho's Homeland, it seems destined to start chasing its own tail.
When you think of potboilers and grand romances, TV One's vintage Country Calendar isn't what ordinarily comes to mind.
It's a great idea – young documentary-makers compete for (modest) funds to make short documentaries.
Game of Thrones fans get a 14-minute long treat, with the show's creators opening the door on series four.
Just when it seemed Australian drama was either cuddly family stuff or gangsters, along comes Rake.
UKTV's Sunday series of Blandings is about as delightful a TV comedy as you'll see in a decade.
Offspring is back and I'm not sure if I can bear it. That's actually evidence of how good it is.
Yawn. Not another boring documentary about enterprising bints making money working from home performing sexy things on a webcam.
REVIEW: Elementary, the mischievous iteration of the Sherlock Holmes franchise, has returned to Prime TV.
It's tempting to approach TV3's horribly engrossing new Saturday thriller, Hannibal, as a cooking programme.
Plenty of dosh has been thrown at this TV adaptation of a Stephen King creepy house story.
Long-suffering Louisa from Doc Martin (Thursday, TV1, 8.30pm) finally got to wear a wedding gown, but missed out on her threshold moment.
REVIEW: The first episode of Keeping it Pure sets out to give an overview of the whole '100 per cent pure' situation.
Watching TV One's Tuesday night, 9.30pm shoplifting documentary Crime Secrets was worth it just to hear an undercover detective describe a thunder faced Romanian pickpocket as having, "a head like a witch doctor's rattle".
Acclaimed wunderkind Lena Dunham – the creator, writer, lead actor and executive producer of Girls – may have cast herself at the centre of her controversial dramedy, but it is Jessa, the show's most unsympathetic character, who is the real star.
Perhaps it's Robert Downey Jr's fault for making Sherlock Holmes' grimy old London seem a racy, pacy, torrid place, but UKTV's new Monday drama Ripper Street is a harrowing a watch.
I had Gavin and Stacey envy when I watched the first series of Stella so I was too tough on it and didn't stick with it.
Television personality Nigel Latta is known for his TV series and criminal psychology but Antarctica is his first love.
Having always liked trickster and mentalist Derren Brown, I eagerly looked forward to his new Thursday night series Derren Brown: The Experiments, (TV One, 8.30pm).
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