River babes top­less!

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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.

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