The Hour may have left some unsure whether it was a spy thriller or a newsroom drama, but when it came to the music, the series evoked the suave sound of the 1950s with flair.
The unending appeal of fashion magazines worldwide is primarily down to the fact they are sold on two essential features: pictures and people. Prompted by the likes of Life magazine, Vogue became a major driver in our consumption of pictorial periodicals. At the heart of this transition were David Bailey and Jean Shrimpton, a photographer and model paired together for what became a revolutionary shot in New York, 1962.
We’ll Take Manhattan, a BBC Four drama, is the story of that shoot and the intimacy between Bailey and his sweetheart on-camera and off.
Hustle is back! This high-class crime series follows Mickey Bricks (Adrian Lester) and his team of talented grifters (con artists) as they outwit the rich and selfish in the city of London. Nothing on British television comes close to matching its salient draw of edgy drama, delightful characters and expertly woven crime stories. It works on so many levels, it’s funny, it’s serious and it’s clever. Coming from Kudos Film and Television, also responsible for Spooks and Life on Mars, the show’s production values rival Ocean’s Eleven and never cease to amaze me.