Kelly Macdonald’s DCI Davidson is in the process of extracting herself from a messy romance

“Back to basics” is the promise as Line of Duty (BBC One, 9pm) returns for a long-anticipated sixth series. That’s a relief to hear as Jed Mercurio’s (...)

Kelly Macdonald in Line of Duty: ‘My first thought was that this would be really challenging.’ Photograph: Steffan Hill/World Productions/BBC

Kelly Macdonald’s roles are typically quiet and fraught with internal conflict, and entailing journeys that are more reflective than active. As a(...)

James Nesbitt in Bloodlands. Photographer: Steffan Hill/BBC

During these purgatorial days, television has become our reliable friend, confidante and beacon of sanity. A terrible hush has, it is true, settled ov(...)

Kelly Macdonald gives a fascinatingly complex lead performance in Puzzle that pitches natural inhibition against a growing inner confidence.

When I say that Puzzle is not at all what you’d expect from a film about the competitive jigsaw-puzzling community you will surely tick another cliché(...)

Choose life: Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Kidd and Ewen Bremner in Trainspotting

What do the following British films have in common: Twin Town, Human Traffic, Ill Manors and Spike Island? One answer is that they were all, on releas(...)

Bryce Dallas Howard as Lacie in “Nosedive”, an episode from Charlie Brooker’s new “Black Mirror” series on Netflix

Cancel your plans this weekend and instead freak out about the near future with Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Netflix). This third season is the big(...)