New series on BBC at the moment, Martin Shaw is not the main cast member but has a bit part as a victim's uncle - a shifty character called Tony Landry.
The first episode of 'The Cuckoo's Calling' was very good stuff I thought - a former British soldier Cormoran Strike, with a prosthetic lower leg struggles to come to terms with his injury and works as a poverty-stricken private eye in London. Down on his luck, he gets a new temporary secretary - she seems very interested in the job and rekindles Strike's interest in his job when a case comes along. Tom Burke is excellent as the mainll lead. Prospects' Brian Bovell also stars in this one.
Looking forward to the second part. Holliday Grainger a very tasty sidekick too.
I have caught up with all of this on the iPlayer, into the second story now. I have really enjoyed it, the leads and others are all excellent and the atmosphere of a certain kind of London very well created.I only heard of this show through felix's location pictures, prior to that it didn't really register. I never thought that J.K Rowling could turn her hand to this kind of thing but the tv shows are excellent. I might have a look at the books, although often I find the television version much more enjoyable than the novels of these kinds of drama, Inspector Morse would be a prime example of this to me. But I like this show.