When Little Mr has gone to bed and hubby is out for the evening playing one of his many sports, I do love to sit down on the sofa and have a bit of TV time. I love watching drama shows – the intriguing plots, the characters’ stories, and the anticipation of never knowing what’s going to happen next.
This weekend I was given a sneak preview of a new and exclusive programme coming soon to UKTV Drama: The Pinkertons. Based on real life cases from America’s Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, the series is period crime drama set in the 1860s.
Set in Kansas City, where bank and train robberies are on the increase following the Civil War, the Pinkertons are tasked with finding culprits using revolutionary detective work, and bringing them to justice. But there’s a surprise in store for William Pinkerton, son of Allan Pinkerton (the founder of the Agency), when Kate Warne is unveiled as the new detective on the case.
Warne is a master of disguise, she’s just the girl next door, but she’s got a wise head on her shoulders, able to infiltrate a male-dominated society when they least expect it. She is a strong female crime fighter who doesn’t let anyone get away with murder, most literally!
I really enjoyed watching the show and particularly liked the developing love hate relationship between William and Kate unfold. I loved how Kate hoisted up her dress (I love the Reconstruction Era costumes) and jumped on her horse in action-seeking mode, niftily hiding her pistol in her heels.
The episode left me wondering how William and Kate’s relationship will grow over the series, what other crimes The Pinkertons will uncover, and just how big Kansas City is for Kate’s disguise to remain a mystery to her unsuspecting felons.
The Pinkertons is set to air on UKTV Drama on Sunday evenings at 8pm, starting on Sunday 30th of August (Sky 158, Virgin 190, Freeview 20)
Disclosure: Sponsored by UKTV Drama