Marty VanDriel

Crossing lines

Television | In the BBC’s Line of Duty, the bad guys are sometimes wearing a badge
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 5/23/19, 12:55 pm

When police are the criminals, who will bring them to justice? In the popular British TV drama Line of Duty, police anti-corruption unit AC-12 searches out rotten cops but finds that the decay has gone deep within the force. The long-running series, now with five seasons available on Amazon Prime, debuted in 2012 and is one of the BBC’s most highly rated crime shows.

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Acorn TV

Tracking a killer

Television | Manhunt portrays the human side of police work
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 4/11/19, 02:27 pm

Imagine Mister Rogers playing a criminal, or Sean Connery as a stay-at-home dad. Fans of the British series Doc Martin might be temporarily jarred to see Martin Clunes as a caring, empathetic police detective, but will soon lose themselves in Acorn TV’s three-part miniseries Manhunt.

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Siblings in the ring

Movie | While not quite family-friendly, Fighting With My Family upholds values of hard work and familial love
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 2/28/19, 03:06 pm

It’s a long way from the wrong side of town in Norwich, England, to the glitz and glamour of America’s World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). But that is the unlikely journey Saraya Knight (Florence Pugh) travels in Fighting With My Family, a film based on a true story.

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