Thursday, 4 April 2013

MSN TV: ITV's SCOTT & BAILEY (Series 3)


Over at MSN TV today: I've reviewed the third series premiere of ITV's detective drama SCOTT & BAILEY, starring Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp.
These days viewers are bombarded with glossy crime dramas of amazing narrative complexity and visual panache; from the various CSI spin-offs, to home-grown hits like Sherlock, or European favourites such as The Killing. Scott & Bailey takes an entirely different approach, with screenwriter Sally Wainwright choosing to emphasise the less "juicier" aspects of a procedural format. In this episode you'd have expected to see a bloody crime scene and perhaps a glimpse of an old lady's severed head, but audiences were denied such shallow pleasures.

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