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Television

Well-meaning thriller with moments of implausibility: BBC1's Crossfire reviewed

24 September 2022

9:00 AM

24 September 2022

9:00 AM

Crossfire

BBC1

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Crossfire was a three-part drama in more ways than one. Running every night from Tuesday to Thursday, it brought together a Die Hard-style thriller, an exploration of the complexities of family life (with particular reference to middle-aged womanhood) and a meditation on the nature of time. Odder still, it worked pretty well on the whole – though it was not without moments of frank implausibility.

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