Public Service Announcement 6 of 2019: Coroner, Superstore, The Clinton Affair, The Undiscovered Tony Hancock

Unpopcult’s Canadian division notes, with interest, that Coroner is starting tonight (to be precise, the first episode was shown in the early hours of this morning, but I would imagine anyone up then was watching the NFL divisional finals). Serinda Swan stars as Jenny Cooper, a recently-widowed, uh, coroner, who investigates unexplained and/or suspicious deaths. It’s based, perhaps slightly oddly, on a series of British-set books by British writer M.R. Hall, but with the action transposed from the English countryside to Toronto. Two further curiosities: it’s not in any way related to British daytime drama The Coroner; and M.R. Hall is Matthew Hall, the creator and writer of Welsh breakout hit Keeping Faith. Well, that sort of backstory is enough to get me watching the first episode at least (tonight, Universal TV, 9pm).

The fourth season of America Ferrara-starring comedy Superstore also starts tonight: I haven’t watched any of it, but I’m aware that CJ rates it very highly indeed.

Finally, two factual shows which are more than worth your attention. The Clinton Affair, which has just finished its run on History, has now started on More4. The first episode was on last night, but is available on catch-up; thereafter it’ll be at 9pm on Sundays, and it’s great.

And I’m going to bang the drum one more time for Victor Lewis-Smith’s recent shows about a trio of British comedy giants. The best of the three, The Undiscovered Tony Hancock, is on Sky Arts on Wednesday at 9pm, and again at 0045 on Monday 28th January. This – I say again – is exactly what the BBC should be doing.


7 thoughts on “Public Service Announcement 6 of 2019: Coroner, Superstore, The Clinton Affair, The Undiscovered Tony Hancock

  1. Kay20 January 22, 2019 / 4:55 am

    I love Superstore as well. Hilarious and I love the ensemble cast.

    • CJ Cregg January 22, 2019 / 4:51 pm

      *hi-fives Kay*

      Yes! I’m a bit behind – not finished season 3 yet but I think it’s fab. So funny and sharp but also warm-hearted. Reminds me of Parks and Rec a bit.

      • Kay20 January 22, 2019 / 5:59 pm

        I tried Parks and Rec but didn’t take to it, now wondering if I didn’t give it a fair shot based on how many people love it. I’ll add it to my binge list. 🙂

        • CJ Cregg January 26, 2019 / 3:54 pm

          I did like it from the start, but the first season of Parks is very, very short and different in tone from the later ones, Kay, so even if season 1 doesn’t grab you, I think it’s still worth trying season 2. Jed the completist will not be impressed with me saying this, but you could actually just jump straight to season 2 if you want and see what you think…. 😉

          • Jed Bartlet January 26, 2019 / 5:25 pm

            I’m not impressed. But… if you were ever going to jump straight to a s2, it could be justified here; it’s a substantially different show.

          • Kay20 January 28, 2019 / 5:44 pm

            I’m sadly also a completist, so will power through season 1. Good to know, and odds are I’ll like it after that!

            • Jed Bartlet January 28, 2019 / 7:23 pm

              There is NOTHING to apologise for, Kay. Completism is the ONLY way to be.

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