Black Earth Ris­ing 9pm, BBC Two

The Herald on Sunday - Sunday Herald Life - - Tv And Radio -

Kate re­alises the dan­ger around her is very real. Nev­er­the­less, she presses on, search­ing for the old case file her mother com­piled, then head­ing to­ward the heart of the case, and of her own his­tory, by jour­ney­ing to Rwanda for the first time since she was an in­fant. Tonight’s episode comes book­ended by two scenes that are omi­nous for en­tirely dif­fer­ent rea­sons, and fits in an ac­tion-movie scuf­fle and chase in the mid­dle, spiced with some very odd touches. Yet what re­ally marks this out is its in­tel­li­gence, and how it cred­its view­ers with in­tel­li­gence, too. The com­plex plot about the Rwan­dan geno­cide of­fers a les­son in re­cent his­tory, but also in drama. Few se­ries have so hero­ically dis­re­garded fo­cus­group think­ing about what au­di­ences will sit still for.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.