TV review: Moody Northern thriller reawakens a troubled past

A brooding James Nesbitt stars in Sunday-night drama Bloodlands, from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio

James Nesbitt is almost permanently clench-faced in the grim Bloodlands on BBC One

Bloodlands BBC One

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From the stable of Jed Mercurio, the man behind Line of Duty – soon to return – and the highly successful Bodyguard, which starred Keeley Hawes (ex-Line of Duty), comes Bloodlands on BBC One, occupying that station’s prime Sunday-night drama slot for the next three weeks. It’s by actor and writer Chris Brandon who grew up in Strangford, Co Down and has written ...