Friday, 24 June 2011

Damn you Luther

I've eventually gotten around to watching the first two episodes of the new series of Luther (BBC1) starring Idris Elba and found myself getting slightly miffed.

For a while now I've been thinking about and 'developing' a story that featured Springheeled Jack as the bad guy. Springheeled Jack was a Victorian 'myth' who committed foul deeds and 'jumped away' - showing a clean pair of heels in the process.

However, it looks as if I'll have to shelve that plan. The splendid Lee Ingleby played the uber-creepy Cameron Pell (above) who styled his sins on the aforementioned Jack. Pell wore a Punch mask when killing people (right) and the whole way it was written and filmed worked exceptionally well. Luther's up to his old tricks again and I'm sure it'll get much worse before it gets better. If it ever does.

Also who else should pop up in the first two episodes? Possibly the hardest-working actress right now - Kierston Wareing. Not only has she recently had a pivotal role in BBC 2's The Shadow Line, she also featured in last Sunday's ITV Scott & Bailey. And after doing a quick IMDb search showed that she's got a gazillion other shows either in production or post-production. Does she ever sleep?

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