Remember that series a couple of years ago with Christopher Eccleston as Robert, the proprietor of a Lake District house as magnificently doomy and gloomy as his face, who gave shelter to crime victims in need of a secure place to stay? You do? Well, it’s back. You don’t? No matter – it’s not really back. It’s got a new protagonist – Tom, played by Stephen Moyer, who is more of a scrappy terrier than Eccleston’s rangy, watchful wolfhound – and a new location: Anglesey. It’s the television equivalent of the philosopher’s axe – if you replace all the parts, is it still the same thing?
The new Safe House (ITV) certainly performs the same function as the original,