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Sun Apr 3, 2016, 08:23 PM

16. Line of Duty Series 3 just started

The Torygraph's blurb from "What's on TV Tonight"

Trying to second-guess Jed Mercurio’s crime thriller is a dangerous game. After last week’s surprise reappearance (no spoilers here), old wounds are reopened. Tense and well scripted, this is at least as good as the previous two series.

LOD Series 2 was even better than 1. Keeley Hawes (Spooks) tore up the screen.

Marcella starts tomorrow- we somehow got a pre-release and the premier was excellent. Anna Friel gets off to a smashing start.

ITV, 9.00pm

A Scandi-style crime drama set here in the UK with a high-calibre cast? Count us in. This promising eight-part whodunit is written by Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of The Bridge, and stars Anna Friel as a former detective who rejoins the police after the breakdown of her marriage.

Marcella Blackland is heartbroken when husband Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) suddenly leaves, claiming he no longer loves her. She’s drawn back to her job on the Met’s murder squad which she gave up a decade previously. A serial murderer nicknamed “the Grove Park Killer”, her last case before she left to start a family, seems to have resurfaced. Meanwhile, what’s the connection to a family construction firm and a dating app called Sinnr.

A strong supporting cast includes Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael, Sinead Cusack, Patrick Baladi and Harry Lloyd. Friel does her best impression of The Killing’s Sarah Lund, and there are echoes of Homeland, Happy Valley and River in Marcella’s portrayal of a grieving, troubled central character. This is admirably ambitious, multi-layered Nordic noir with a twisting narrative – but no subtitles. MH

And for Hustle fans- Adrian Lester returns TONIGHT! in


BBC One, 9.00pm

Adrian Lester and Sophie Okonedo star in this tense new drama, written by Peter Moffat, the man behind Criminal Justice. High-flying lawyer Maya (Okonedo) is offered the role of Director of Public Prosecutions, a position which could allow her to pursue justice for her murdered friend Michael Antwi. What Maya doesn’t know is that her husband (Lester) was undercover when they first met 20 years ago. Could his hidden past destroy the life they have built together? AB

Hope it's good (...appears to be set in the US...hmmm...)- Lester has been away far too long

And- Doctor Foster starring Suranne Jones (Scott and Bailey) is coming back sometime later this year. The first series is excellent.

Good British TV Blog:

Custard & Biscuits anyone?

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