The final episode of A Confession (ITV) confirmed its status as one of the year’s best dramas. There might be far too much true crime on TV but when it’s done this well, all is forgiven.
It had been three years since the controversial investigation that led to his resignation and detective Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman) was now in Libya, reluctantly working as a security consultant. Back home in Swindon, Fulcher’s former colleagues continued to look for ways to charge serial killer Christopher Halliwell (Joe Absolom). When the case was reopened, Fulcher returned to help the Wiltshire Police force that had hung him out to dry.
Even though we knew the outcome, the murder trial was rivetingly tense….