River babes topless!
Stellan Skarsgard plays the troubled detective THE newest crime drama to hit our screens is packed with topless babes.
Six-parter River stars Stellan Skarsgard as the protagonist John River, a worn-out London detective who works too hard, lives alone and talks to himself.
But what sets this show from apart is that River sees dead people – he is haunted by ghostly visions of people he has met in his grisly line of work.
A girl whose death he is trying to solve chats to him in the bathroom. And his wife – whose murder he has recently witnessed – keeps up a running commentary at his shoulder.
Though guided by these visions, he’s still good at solving crimes, mainly because he lives the loss and pain of all the victims and offenders he comes across.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, the drama also features a line-up full of familiar faces – and chests – who’ve flashed the flesh in previous TV shows.
Georgina Rich stars as police psychiatrist Rosa – a far cry from the kinky actress she played in the 2005 movie Kenneth Tynan: In praise of hardcore.
Lesley Manville is River’s boss, Ch Insp Chrissie Read – but here she is stripped off for the camera in the 1993 TV series The Mushroom Picker. And Sorcha Cusack plays Bridie Stevenson, who treated us to a glimpse of ’em in Miscellaneous earlier this year.
River is shown every Tuesday at 9pm on BBC One.