This new thriller is loosely based on the memoirs of Molly Lefebure, who was secretary to Home Office pathologist and pioneer of modern forensics Keith Simpson during World War II. From a ratings point of view, it’s a shrewd commission – there will always be a certain level of audience take-up for gloomy atmospherics, air raid sirens and spivs in fedoras. As a drama, though, this will need time to bed in.
Doctor Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy) may be a forensics man but he’s a TV detective in spirit – maverick, unpredictable and not entirely risk averse. In fact, the blurring of the lines between his emerging profession and the more stolid police work that surrounds him is one of the main sources of intrigue. One suspects that Lefebure would be delighted with her fictional counterpart, the flighty and vivacious Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) who emerges as Collins’s partner in crime during this opener. Three women are dead. But can the pair dodge the Luftwaffe for long enough to nail the killer? Very much of its type, but perfectly watchable.
Star of India
This Indian restaurant has been in Leytonstone for more than 30 years. During that time they've become known as a champion of the local community, with fundraisers and special events taking place throughout the year. Their website even hosts a community noticeboard, should you want to shout about something. The menu is classic curry house fare, so expect samosas, aloo tikka, grilled tandoori lamb chops and king prawn butterfly alongside chicken jalfrezi, lamb passanda, vegetable dhansak, paneer shashlick and chicken rezala. A range of biriani dishes also features. Keep an eye out for discounts on a Sunday, curry clubs and good-value buffets.
Venue says: “The wonderful world of fine Indian cuisine in one award-winning restaurant.”