Aidan Turner in THE SUSPECT

ITV have released a first look trailer for new thriller THE SUSPECT starring POLDARK’S Aidan Turner. THE SUSPECT will star Aidan Turner alongside Shaun Parkes, Anjli Mohindra, Camilla Beeput, Adam James and Sian Clifford. In the trailer, a bearded Turner can be seen trying to unravel the mysterious death of a young woman who is found in a shallow grave in a West London cemetery and, in one dramatic scene, the Poldark actor is seen on the window ledge of a hospital next to a young man trying to save his life.

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Adrian Dunbar in RIDLEY

LINE OF DUTY actor Adrian Dunbar is back with a new detective drama. The Northern Irish actor, 64, has delighted fans with news that he is returning to his detective roots after they fell in love with him as the BBC show’s Superintendent Ted Hastings. Dunbar is fronting ITV’s new crime drama as the show’s title character retired Detective Inspector Ridley.

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BAD SISTERS trailer

Five sisters, a dead brother-in-law, and a possible murder are at the centre of Apple TV+’s BAD SISTERS, an upcoming thriller that feels like Big Little Lies plus a lot of dark comedy. Based on Malin-Sarah Gozin’s Belgian series Clan, Bad Sisters follows the five Garvey sisters, played by Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, and Eve Hewson, who one day conspire to put an end to their abusive brother-in-law with predictably chaotic results. BAD SISTERS is streaming on Apple TV+ from Aug. 19.

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PEAKY BLINDERS film in the works

The creator of BBC drama PEAKY BLINDERS, Steven Knight, has confirmed there will be a spin-off film featuring familiar faces and new cast members. The Bafta-nominated show, starring Cillian Murphy, ran for six series from 2013 to 2022. “I can tell you that there’s going to be a film, a feature film,” he told Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Zoe Hardman. When asked if the film was definitely confirmed, Birmingham-born Knight replied: “Yep, by me, right now.”

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Charlene McKenna in CLEAN SWEEP

In CLEAN SWEEP, PEAKY BLINDERS star Charlene McKenna holds the lead role as Shelly Mohan, a housewife and mother of three married to a Garda detective, who kills her former partner in crime when he threatens to expose her dark past. Inspired by true events, it is a compelling and relentless story of mothering and the price paid for long-buried sins.

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BAD SISTERS on AppleTV

Sharon Horgan’s new Apple series BAD SISTERS has set its main cast. The series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. The first two episodes are set to premiere on 19 August 2022.

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Gleeson’s Emmy nomination

Brendan Gleeson, a native of Dublin, has been nominated in the Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series category for the 2022 Emmy Awards for his role as Scott in STATE OF THE UNION. This is Gleeson’s second Emmy nomination. In 2009, he was nominated – and won – in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries Or Movie for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in INTO THE STORM.

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Roisin Gallagher to star in THE LOVERS

A darkly comic romantic drama about a love-struck odd couple begins filming in Belfast at the end of this month. THE LOVERS, an original new drama for Sky, was written by David Ireland and stars local actors Roisin Gallagher and Conleth Hill, and South African-born musician and actor Johnny Flynn.

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Lyra McKee documentary

A new documentary about the work and life of murdered journalist Lyra McKee will come to Irish cinemas later this year. Filmmakers have taken footage, voice recordings and interviews from her dictaphone which they say enables McKee to narrate her own story in the film. The film is directed by Belfast-based filmmaker Alison Millar, who is a BAFTA winner.

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Siobhán McSweeney gets political

In a recent interview, DERRY GIRLS McSweeney criticised the lack of education in England about Northern Ireland. She said, “A sitcom is teaching this country about the history of Northern Ireland, and that’s not how it should be.” She spoke to the show about what should have been an emotional ending to a sitcom, but yet proves that often the past is not quite the past.

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