There’s no Peter Capaldi this time, but David Morrissey remains – a vision in beige behind the editor’s desk. And Katherine Kelly has joined the cast as ball-breaking editor-in-chief Maloney, a woman who is determined to drag The News into the Thatcherite ’80s if it kills her. The period details – the miners’ strike, the modernisation of the news industry, the weakening of unions – are laid on with a trowel. But the central case – a murder which personally threatens Meehan even as she’s expected to report on it – is intriguing. Concludes tomorrow.
The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch
This Curtain Road venue is close in style and sentiment to its big sister, The Blues Kitchen over in Camden. Expect, then, a restaurant, bar and music venue with a hefty Stateside influence - from its bourbon and its barbecues all the way to its blues. Music does have a big part to play here. There's live artists pretty much every night of the week, with everything from rock 'n' roll to swing, motown, roots and even gospel complementing all that smokey blues. Keep an eye out for nights where food and music combine in happy harmony - think bargain ribs gnawed to a soundtrack of soul. An in-house barbecue, with meats smoked over fruit woods in their own fire pit, is kept busy - orders of beef brisket, smoked chicken, short beef ribs and burnt ends glazed with a beer and hickory barbecue sauce prove popular. Chilli,gumbo and a catfish jambalaya also feature.
Venue says: “'Free wing Fridays' between 5-7pm at the Blues Kitchen Shoreditch. Come down and get your wing on!”