From Aidan Turner returning as Ross Poldark to Helen McCrory leading a brand new legal thriller, check out our pick of this month’s must-see TV…
Helen McCrory steps into the shoes of a solicitor known for defending lost causes in this six-part legal thriller. Her latest task is to investigate the killing of a schoolgirl in East Anglia and free the man she thinks has been wrongly convicted – but it’s far from simple. How did Helen get into character? “I chased after a stranger for my research!”, she told us. “I was going to the theatre one afternoon, and couldn’t help but overhear a man on the Tube chatting about the law. He got off at Charing Cross – and I jumped off and followed this poor man down the street! I said, ‘Excuse me, do you know anything about human rights and criminal law?’ And he said, ‘Well, yes, actually, I run a trust all about it.’ So I interviewed him, and I watched people like Michael Mansfield [who was involved in Hillsborough] and Gareth Peirce [who defended the Guildford Four].”
Fearless starts on Monday 12 June at 9pm on ITV.
BBC Two’s latest three-part revenge thriller sees Denise Gough play a chemistry teacher whose life takes a destructive turn after a one-night stand with a charming – but dangerous – handyman (Victoria’s Tom Hughes). Let’s just say it’s quite gripping!
Paula airs on Thursdays at 9pm on BBC Two.
Sean Bean leads this six-part drama about Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who must be confidante and counsellor to a conflicted congregation. The brilliant Anna Friel stars alongside as Christina Fitzsimmons who lives in the heart of the community with her three children and mother.
Broken airs on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC One.
Aidan Turner reprises his role as anti-hero Ross Poldark for a third series – and there are some new faces in town set to shake things up a bit. Josh Whitehouse stars as aristocrat Hugh Armitage, whose arrival has huge consequences for Ross and his clan, and then there’s Demelza’s handsome brothers, Drake and Sam. Writer Debbie Horsfield explains, “Ross is older, but not necessarily wiser, and his recklessness sometimes costs him dear. We’re in for a roller coaster ride where the stakes have never been higher.”
Poldark starts on Sunday 11 June at 9pm on BBC One.
The search for a serial killer is on in this six-part murder mystery set on the shore of Scotland’s most iconic loch – and for local detective, Annie Redford (Laura Fraser, The Missing), it becomes a matter of life and death. Within the tightly knit community, several local characters come under suspicion as the monster lurking in the midst begins to terrify and rock the village to its core.
The Loch starts on Sunday 11 June at 9pm on ITV.
Julia Stiles leads this 10-part drama set on France’s Cote d’Azur as American art curator, Georgina (Stiles). Having found love with her billionaire businessman and philanthropist husband, Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia), her life amongst the super-rich is one of private jets, fine art and extravagant parties – until Constantine is presumed dead following a mysterious yacht explosion, and things rapidly start to unravel.
Riviera starts on Thursday 15 June at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.