Tag Archives: Line of Duty

Critical Condition: Criminal

Criminal | Netflix ☆☆☆☆ “This gripping 12-part series is set entirely in the confines of a police interview suite, where detectives grill suspects in intense Line of Duty-style interrogations … The first episode stars David Tennant as Dr Edgar Fallon, who is tight-lipped while being questioned about his stepdaughters murder … A truly mesmerising watch.” […]

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NZ’s “Netflix for the Anglophile”

   The streaming wars continue to crank up in NZ with the latest contender for your dollar, Acorn TV, offering a month’s free trial. Acorn has been dubbed “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR) for curating on one platform “the most robust, reliable selection of European, British, Canadian and Australian shows” (New York Times). Many of Acorn’s attractions […]

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Critical Condition: Line of Duty (S5)

Line of Duty | SoHo, 8.30 Sundays ☆☆☆☆ “Jed Mercurio knows a thing or two about what television viewers in Britain like. His series Bodyguard was the highest rated show there (outside of the World Cup) in 2018. And now the fifth season of his Line of Duty is the highest rated British drama of […]

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New to SoHo in May

SoHo will launch the intense docudrama Chernobyl within 24 hours of its HBO premiere (9.30 Tuesdays from May 7). The five-part “real-life horror story” was directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Bloodline) and dramatises the sacrifices made to save Europe from the 1986 nuclear catastrophe. According to GQ, “The series will tell the largely untold parts […]

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SoHo Lines Up Line of Duty V

SoHo will premiere the latest season of top cop drama Line of Duty on May 19 (8.30 Sundays). The Jed (Bodyguard) Mercurio series about an anti-corruption unit returned last weekend to UK screens, where The Guardian observed: “AC-12 are back after a fevered two-year wait – and, as ever, not a scene, line or beat […]

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It’s Official: Bodyguard to Bow on October 24

As forecast here last week, top-rating BBC thriller Bodyguard will premiere in NZ on Netflix. Deadline reports it will stream the Jed (Line of Duty) Mercurio hit in territories outside the UK and Ireland from October 24 while The Guardian reported overnight that Netflix picked up the rights to Bodyguard before it was filmed but […]

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Netflix Nabs Bodyguard

The sensational BBC hit that’s been beating up Vanity Fair in the British ratings will premiere here on Netflix. Netflix hasn’t announced a date for the Jed (Bodies, Line of Duty) Mercurio thriller starring Spooks’ Keeley Hawes but presumably it will be an October highlight, as it will have completed its BBC run by then. […]

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Critical Condition: Bancroft

Bancroft | TVNZ 1, 9.00 Sunday ➢ “After watching Thandie Newton’s meltdown in Line of Duty (to which this plot bore truly remarkable similarities, to the possible extent that lawyers might begin to rub their little hands), and that of Suranne Jones in Doctor Foster, it was poor Sarah Parish’s turn to play the driven, […]

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Critical Condition: Save Me

Save Me | SoHo, 8.30 Sunday ➢ “The story follows the story of Nelly, whose world is turned upside down when he is arrested and accused of kidnapping the 13-year-old daughter he barely knew existed. Jody’s mother, Claire, who shared a ‘summer of love’ with Nelly 14 years ago, is convinced of his guilt. As a result, […]

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Critical Condition: Line of Duty

Line of Duty (SoHo, 8.30 Sunday) “Wham bam, Line of Duty started as it meant to go on, and indeed as it began its first series a couple of years ago, with a sequence, spliced through the show’s titles, that left me forgetting to take an in-breath … By the hour’s end Line of Duty […]

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