TV Series Starring Michael Gambon
Emma Banville is a solicitor known for defending lost causes. She's investigating the killing of a schoolgirl in East Anglia and trying to free the man she thinks was wrongly convicted of the girl's murder. As she digs ever deeper into the case, she begins to sense powerful forces, in the police and the intelligence services at home and abroad, who want to stop her uncovering the truth.
Little Women (2017)
Back on our screens again as a three-part series from Call The Midwife creator Heidi Thomas, this latest adaptation of the classic novel features an all-star cast, including Angela Lansbury and Michael Gambon.
Louisa May Alcott's tale about four sisters who are left to fend for themselves when their father goes off to war is a universal coming-of-age story, following sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother Marmee, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.
The series, described as a dark adult drama which mixes multiple genres, is set in the sleepy Arctic town of Fortitude, whose close-knit community is shaken up by the brutal murder of a British research scientist. Leading the investigation is local Sheriff Dan Anderssen, who is joined by British detective DCI Milton Caldwell.
The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling's latest novel will become a series. It tells the story of the community of Pagford, divided and at war with one another.
Quirke is the chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue - a charismatic loner whose job takes him into unexpected places as he uncovers the secrets of sudden death in 1950s Dublin.
The show explores what happens when everything you believed in turns out to be a lie.
Wives and Daughters
Elizabeth Gaskell's novel brought to Masterpiece Theatre involving a gossipy English town, with the story revolving around the only daughter of a widowed doctor.
Based on the novels by Georges Simenon, Michael Gambon plays the eponymous detective from the Sûreté in this 1992 revival of the 1960s BBC drama series. Maigret is an intuitive detective, who investigates his cases by watching and listening, getting to know everyone on his list of suspects until someone makes a slip or breaks down and confesses.
Jim Henson's The Storyteller
"When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller".
The Singing Detective
There are four mutually interfering narrative strands in The Singing Detective. First is the hospital-ward story, described by Potter as a "sitcom", which owes a certain debt to an earlier play, Emergency-Ward 9 (itself a satirical reaction to the popular hospital soap opera of that time, Emergency-Ward 10, which Potter had watched while hospitalised, like his protagonist Philip Marlow, with a flareup of psoriatic arthropathy). Second is the detective story being created mentally by the protagonist, Philip Marlow, as he lies helpless in his hospital bed. The third strand consists of flashbacks to Marlow's childhood in the Forest of Dean, and the traumatic experience of witnessing his mother's infidelity one day in the woods, combined with guilt over her later suicide in London. The fourth strand concerns Philip's ex-wife, Nicola, whom he imagines is conspiring with a shady film producer to bilk him out of film rights to his novel.