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Sherwood: True-crime saga is compelling — and bonkers

Despite flaws, the BBC drama delivers the goods. Unlike The Real Derry, which is like ‘The Troubles for Beginners’

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Good cops: David Morrissey and Robert Glenister in BBC true-crime drama Sherwood. Photo by Matt Squire

Good cops: David Morrissey and Robert Glenister in BBC true-crime drama Sherwood. Photo by Matt Squire

Good cops: David Morrissey and Robert Glenister in BBC true-crime drama Sherwood. Photo by Matt Squire

Sherwood (BBC One) is a bit of a mystery, isn’t it? Obviously, that’s the whole point. What I mean is that I’m not entirely sure what to do with it.

Monday night’s opener ranked among the finest I’ve seen this year. Tuesday night’s continuation (the Beeb is rolling out six episodes of this thing, two a week, over three weeks) signed off with a gruesome cliff-hanger so unapologetically barmy it had me damn-near shouting at the telly. Still, I’m hooked.


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