I TALK The Fall

Gillian Anderson, best known for playing Scully in The X Files is back on our telly in, what might actually turn out to be, the best BBC drama in a long time, The Fall.

A five-part series that follows the lives of two hunters with one story.

The first hunter is DSI Stella Gibson, Gillian Anderson's role, who arrives in Northern Ireland from the London Metropolitan Police to review an investigation in which the local police are under increased pressure to make an arrest in but there's one thing standing in their way. They have no suspects.


The second hunter is a serial predator, preying on the lives of women in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We know the identity of the killer right from the get go, Paul Spector, played by Jamie Dornan. Paul seems like every other man, he has two kids, a wife and a job, but it's what he gets up to when they're asleep that's at the centre of this drama. So rather than a whodunit like Broadchurch, it's much more of a 'will-they-stop-him'. Some people may think that by revealing the identity of the killer early on weakens the drama, but not in The Fall. Instead, the viewer is able to watch this cat and mouse game play out, knowing who it is all along, waiting for him to slip up and waiting for them to catch him.