Mum. BBC.

Mum is a British sitcom written by Stefan Golaszewski (Marriage) centred around recently widowed, suburban 59-year-old Cathy and her family, following her husband’s death. Each episode is named after a calendar month in the year, except series three which is set over just one week.

Starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan. I watched this on the back of Stefan Golaszewski’s Marriage (Nicola Walker). Similar format- the comedy/ drama is in the minutia of everyday life, cleverly delivered.

I will be looking for more of this writer’s work.

Crossfire. BBC.

‘A holiday turns from heaven to hell with a gunshot – and the consequences will linger long after the final bullets are fired.’

Written by Louise Doughty and starring Keeley Hawes.

What would you do if it happened to you? (Louise Doughty)

Binged the three episodes of this last night. Reading the reviews, the ending has divided its audience. Gripping and fast moving. I liked it.

Marriage- BBC.

‘Funny, moving, revealing – the bittersweet reality of a long-term relationship. Sean Bean and Nicola Walker star in an intimate slice of life …’

Dividing viewers- boring or brilliant? I thought it was brilliant- a portrayal of real life; as it is. Because let’s face it none of our live are as action packed as the dramas we are all watching on TV. It might not provide thrilling viewing, but it did affirm and mirror the mundanity of day to day living that I’m sure we could all identify with some aspect of.

The Split. BBC.

A British legal drama television series, written and created by Abi Morgan, starring Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Fiona Button, Annabel Scholey and Deborah Findlay. A powerful drama about power- girl power, the power struggle within families and the power, both positive and negative of family lawyers. It’s well worth binging on.