“As excitement and chases go, this is first class stuff.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

“Very much in the Prime Suspect mould…also good: gritty and spare, with a few genuinely startling turns.”
Tim Dowling, The Guardian

“I can’t think what possessed the ITV1 schedulers to place Sunday night’s drama Vera and last night’s Case Sensitive in such close proximity… Still, my colleague Amol Rajan gave Vera a cautious critical thumbs-up yesterday, and I find myself doing the same for Case Sensitive.”
Brian Viner, The Independent

“It’s a cracking plot, both gripping and unguessable. Some of it tends to look less steady in the cold light of day but in the thrill of the chase these things don’t register. As excitement and chases go, this is first class stuff and concludes this evening.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“Most of all what jarred was a quirk of casting and timing. It was impossible to look at [Darren Boyd] without recalling the sad news that Whites, his cheffy sitcom, has been cancelled.”
Alex Hardy, The Times

“A tension between [pilot] Arnie and the professor made this more enjoyable that it might have been, and the possibility of failure made it quite involving, even over two hours.”
Tim Dowling, The Guardian


“I can give the latter no higher praise than to report that Jonathan’s travails made my shoulders heave, with what for my neighbour’s sake I hoped was silent laughter, just as much, if not more than, Larry David’s in Curb.”
Brian Viner, The Independent