Tag Archives: Line of Duty

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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SoHo’s to Die For in June

Next month Sky’s premium drama channel will premiere the latest Showtime drama series, I’m Dying Up Here (9.30 Tuesdays from June 13). It’s the stand-up version of HBO’s misjudged Vinyl, set in the 1970s when the likes of Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and David Letterman were dominating the Hollywood circuit — but with the focus still […]

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Happy Days for British Drama Buffs

After swamping viewers with a rash of American mediocrities, from long-in-the-tooth vets like Criminal Minds and Castle to toothless newcomers Blindspot, The Family, Code Black, Secrets & Lies and The Astronaut Wives’ Club, TV One at last is about to rediscover what used to distinguish it from the competition: premium British drama. In a bold […]

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A June to Swoon Over On SoHo

Heading SoHo’s highlights in June is a new series from Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead. Outcast, which will replace Fear the Walking Dead 9.30 Mondays from June 6, is billed as “an epic new horror series delving deep into the world of demonic possession”. Cinemax (Strike Back) in the US already has ordered […]

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SoHo Recruits New Ol’ Bill

Within a month of The Bill finally ending its run on UK TV, two new next-generation Blighty police dramas — Babylon (above) and series two of Line of Duty — will premiere on SoHo. The former is a Danny Boyle-directed satirical drama relevant to NZ viewers — it tackles police PR — and is the movie-length pilot to a series starting […]

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SoHo Sequel a November Pillar

Sky’s SoHo channel will crown its first anniversary with the NZ premiere of World Without End, the $46 million, eight-hour sequel to The Pillars of the Earth. It will air 8.30 Sundays from November 4 and is set 200 years after the original, when one woman’s challenge to the Church and the Crown unfolds amid […]

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