James Walton

Subtle, psychologically twisty drama: BBC3’s Bad Behaviour reviewed

Plus: the answer so far to the question ‘what’s not to like?’, about Sky Atlantic's The Lovers, is a slightly sheepish ‘nothing really’

Mean girls: Portia (Markella Kavenagh) leading her hench-women in Bad Behaviour. Credit: BBC/Matchbox Pictures

Bad Behaviour is a decidedly solemn new Australian drama series with plenty to be solemn about. It was billed in Radio Times as ‘slow-burning’ – which feels a little tactless, given that the opening scene featured a girl in a boarding-school dormitory setting herself on fire (and burning quite quickly).

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