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Saturday, 15 December 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

Element of Surprise:

When Gladys’s parents make a surprise visit to Victory Munitions, their attempt at reconciliation exposes her secret life on the factory line. Lorna meanwhile faces her own parental issues, fearing that her affair has left her in the bind she warns her girls against — pregnancy. Kate is surprised by the return of her abusive father Vernon, but is bolstered by Betty to make a stand. However, all bets are off as shocking news from overseas leads each girl to face a life‐altering choice, knowing the next days may be their last.

Saturday, 8 December 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM


As Marco presses Lorna to forget her guilt and enjoy their affair, a telegram arrives: Lorna’s son Stanley is a war hero. Learning this, Harold selects Lorna to speak at the upcoming Armistice Day ceremony. Gladys’s dalliance with Private Lewis Pine comes to light when James discovers his letters to her. Meanwhile, Archie’s deteriorating condition forces Vera to make a hard choice about whether to help a friend in need, or fulfil her own dark plans.

Saturday, 1 December 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

Bringing Up Bombshell:

A propaganda film shoot has the girls discovering they’re victims of the war’s hype.

Blue Shift claims the honour of building Victory Munitions’ millionth bomb, and film director Russell Joseph is searching for the perfect poster‐girl to star in his recruitment newsreel. While he has eyes on Gladys, Management chooses Betty who, urged by Kate, accepts. Meanwhile, a rise in factory hanky‐ panky prompts Lorna to pitch Harold on a factory “code of conduct” governing relations between men and women. Bolstered by Russell, Gladys finally finds the courage to confront James about his past —
only to be hit with an unexpected confession.

Saturday, 24 November 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

How You Trust:

A surprise inspection throws Victory Munitions into a frenzy. Determined to prove themselves, the girls band together. But Lorna uses the opportunity to incriminate Marco, while Kate finds herself Prime Suspect in a raft of thefts. Exiled to the storeroom, Kate meets a man who shows her a thrilling new world of music. Singled out as the thief’s target, Gladys lays a trap that nets a shocking secret.

Saturday, 17 November 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM


Gladys works hard to juggle her double life, racing between the factory‐floor and high‐society parties, when an unforeseen tragedy divides the factory. A faulty test‐bomb sends a worker to the hospital with serious injuries. Men are quick to blame the Blue Shift women, and factory manager Harold needs a scapegoat. Determined to clear the girls, Lorna and Marco each conduct their own investigation, while Kate scrambles to protect her false identity. Given her outsider status, can Gladys galvanize the women to stand up for their rights?

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 10:00PM – 12:00AM

Those Who Kill is a compelling dark crime series, based on the novels by bestselling author Elsebeth Egholm. It follows the investigations of a special unit of Copenhagen’s police force, consisting of detective inspector Katrina Ries Jenson (Laura Back) and forensic psychiatrist Thomas Schaeffer (Jakob Cedergren). The pair specialise in identifying serial killers that do not fit within traditional behavioural patterns and aim to uncover the psychology of a violent killer in their attempt to solve a case surrounded by fear and mystery. 

THOSE WHO KILL is a crime series about a violent criminal who is surrounded by fear and mystique – the serial killer. Up until now, we have been able to curtail their activities with early – and effective – interventions via the safety net of a comprehensive social welfare system in Scandinavia. But times have changed. 

Borders have opened up, social welfare is in decline, and slowly but surely the whole system has become imbued with a sense of resigned impotence and callous disregard for those it once sought to rescue. The rifts in the net have become so large that bigger fish are slipping through the mesh, and as a result, a new type of crime is starting to burgeon – killings not grounded in traditional motives and patterns of behaviour. 

You need a very particular kind of person to catch the serial killer; Someone who knows and understands the killer’s dark side, and the fantasies that plague him – someone like our two lead characters, Deputy Chief Inspector (DCI) Katrine Ries Jensen and forensic psychiatrist Thomas Schaeffer – a police detective and a “profiler”, who in very different ways each possess a deep psychological understanding that connects them to the killer’s victims and to the killer himself, driving them to pursue each case to the end of the line, again and again. 



When the skeletons of four young women are found buried in woodland North of Copenhagen, ambitious and headstrong DCI Katrine Ries Jensen and Thomas Schaeffer, a reclusive and cerebral forensic psychiatrist, are drawn into a perilous hunt for a serial killer – a killer who kills according to a pattern, but one which is at first impenetrable. 

For both Katrine and Thomas, the challenge becomes one of discerning the human being behind the monster. For only when they come to understand the fantasies and trauma that drive him are they able to confront him. 

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

The A to Z of Crime: UVWXYZ: 

Ahead of the 2011 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in October, Marcus Brigstocke narrates the last in a new six-part series going behind the scenes of the most popular crime dramas on TV in a quest to find out what makes these fictional heroes and villains tick. 

As it celebrates the most exciting and memorable moments in crime thriller entertainment, the programme delves into the minds of the creators of these shows and uncovers the secrets of a good plot and what it takes to craft a satisfying conclusion. 

This is a comprehensive exploration of favourites like Inspector Morse, Miss Marple, Frost and Foyle, taking a journey from the villages of Midsomer to the gritty realism of Taggart’s Glasgow. 

The final episode takes viewers through the alphabet from U to Z, and it includes contributions from actors Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox and Stephen Tompkinson as well as writers Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves and Denise Mina. 

There is also a recap of all the authors nominated to win this year’s People’s Bestseller Dagger Award. 

Viewers have the opportunity to vote for their favourite author at

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Crime Thriller fiction is officially the world’s most popular genre on TV, film, stage and books. Leading up the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards (broadcast on 11th October on ITV3) over this 6 part series, we will be going behind the scenes of the most popular shows on TV, finding out what makes our detectives tick, what makes the villains so villainous, and celebrating some of the most exciting and memorable moments in crime thriller entertainment. We will also be delving into the minds of the shows’ creators, and unravelling the secret of a good plot and a satisfying ending. Whether you love Morse or Marple, Frost or Foyle, the good folk of Midsummer or the Glaswegian grit of Taggart, this series takes you from A to Z in the world of the Crime Thriller. 

Episode: M,N,O,P 

So what would go into your A-Z of crime? In this show, M brings us detectives who are married to the job, and who was more married to the job than Inspector Morse? M also takes us away from TV and books into theatre land to talk about the longest running play of all time, The Mousetrap. N gives us the Nick of Time. O stands for Off Duty. P gives us pathologists, Poirot and psychopaths.

Sunday, 21 August 2011, 9:00PM – 12:10AM

ITV3 presents another chance to see Peter Bowker’s recent two-part adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic novel of doomed love. 

In the first instalment, free-spirited Cathy Earnshaw (Charlotte Riley) grows up on the Yorkshire moors with the brooding Heathcliff (Tom Hardy), an orphan who was brought up by her kindly parents. 

As the pair get older, their relationship turns into a passionate but tempestuous love affair, even though Heathcliff has been reduced to the rank of stable boy by Cathy’s brother Hindley (Burn Gorman), who becomes master of the estate after the death of his father. 

When Cathy comes of age she must choose between Heathcliff and the proposal of Edgar Linton (Andrew Lincoln), who offers her a life of comfort and wealth. 

The decision she makes has repercussions over the years and affects two generations, leading to the entrapment of her daughter Catherine (Rebecca Night) at Wuthering Heights, the Earnshaw family home. 

In the concluding episode, Heathcliff returns, throwing Cathy’s life with Edgar into turmoil. 

Heathcliff goes about exacting revenge on Hindley, who always resented him. Meanwhile, Isabella (Rosalind Halstead) struggles in her relationship with Heathcliff, and learns that being hated by him is better than being loved by him. 

Can Catherine’s courageous spirit free her from Heathcliff’s grasp? And can the tormented Heathcliff ever find peace?

Monday, 13 June 2011, 9:00PM – 11:00PM

DI Joseph Chandler (Penry-Jones) has been fast-tracked for promotion and is an expert in the politics of modern policing. When he is assigned a murder which appears to be a simple case of domestic violence which got out of hand, Chandler expects that it will tick a box on his CV and prepare him for his promised promotion – but he gets a lot more than he bargained for. 

His colleagues, led by the sceptical DS Ray Miles (Davis), are unimpressed by their new boss and go out of their way to make their feelings clear. 

The investigation quickly runs out of suspects until local historian Edward Buchan (Pemberton) draws the police’s attentions to the similarities between the Jack the Ripper killings in 1888 and the murder Chandler is investigating. 

Chandler soon realises that he is chasing a copycat killer – an imaginative, ruthless fiend who seems to defy modern forensics and CCTV to leave no trace at the scene of his gruesome crimes. 

Chandler’s superiors and colleagues feel that Chandler is going out on a limb and chasing ghosts, but he is convinced that he is right. But catching the world’s most famous serial killer will not be easy… 

Ep 1 – Monday 13 June 

Ep 2 – Monday 13 June 

Ep 3 – Tuesday 14 June 

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