Racism, social-work and blame take centre stage in KIRI, Channel 4’s new hard-hitting drama. Inevitably, with something as potentially divisive and heart-breaking as child abduction, there are bound to be repercussions. Twitter was alive with complaints about the presentation of social workers and the job they do. I’m not here to argue ‘Kiri’ has documentary-style…Read more
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‘Who is that woman anyhow? She looks like she’s pushing fifty. She’s not even attractive.’ The relevancy of the fifty-something woman is questioned and explored in Kay Mellor’s (Love, Lies and Records, Fat Friends) new female-friendly drama, GIRLFRIENDS. Somehow, ITV managed to get Miranda Richardson to star in a mid-week drama. The woman is an…Read more
THREE GIRLS is based on August 2008, police arrest a fifteen-year-old girl for smashing up a cabinet in an Indian restaurant. Later, in the custody suite, she makes the shocking revelation that she has been systematically abused and raped by a gang of men. Shockingly, it took eleven months for the CPS to put together…Read more
It takes only 4 minutes for LITTLE BOY BLUE, ITV’s heartbreakingly realistic portrayal about the shooting of Rhys Jones in 2007 to bring a lump to the throat. There’s a knock on the door as the titles fade and there stands 11-year-old Rhys (Sonny Beyga, starring in his first television role); football mad, head-to-toe in…Read more
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