James Walton

Utterly bog-standard: BBC2’s The Turkish Detective reviewed

Plus: a confusing new BBC sitcom that's low on actual jokes

Haluk Bilginer as Cetin Ikmen in BBC2's The Turkish Detective. [Image: BBC / Paramount]

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