Tag: Abi Morgan

The Hour, Series 2

The Hour, Series 2

by Abi Morgan (BBC, 2012)

TV poster: “The Hour, Series 2” by Abi Morgan (BBC, 2012)

An intelligent drama that builds across six episodes but then doesn’t quite deliver (despite compelling characters and top-notch acting). Perhaps the historical realism, centred around news journalism in the late 1950s, precludes a truly satisfying denouement. Peter Capaldi is a welcome addition.

River

River

by Abi Morgan (BBC, 2015)

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A gloomy, moody, uncomfortable character study, starring Stellan Skarsgård as DI River, a disturbed police detective who interacts with visions of dead persons he once knew; visions that at first help but then increasingly hinder River’s obsessive search for his partner’s murderer.