REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E3/8)

There was a moment in this third episode of the second series of Un Bore Mercher that made me want to stand up and break out into applause. It wasn’t a sensational plot twist, it wasn’t a line of dialogue and nor was it a lovingly photographed shot of the Welsh countryside. It was a…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 27th – Sunday 2nd June)

One of our most anticipated crime dramas of the year starts on Netflix this week. When They See Us tells the story of the Central Park Five, and has four episodes. Elsewhere, there’s new Inspector Montalbano. Enjoy! 1 When They See Us *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES* S1 E1-4/4 Chronicle the true story of a notorious…

REVIEW: Cardinal (S3 E5&6/6)

In three short weeks we’ve reached the conclusion to this third series of Cardinal – and whilst it’s not lived up to the standard set by its debut season, the show remains an enjoyable experience as a solid police procedural. Much of these last two episodes were more concerned with the second-string story around the…

SVT greenlights Malmö-based police drama

In the wake of the end of The Bridge, Swedish broadcaster SVT is looking for its next big crime hit. Now news reaches us that it may have found it. The Thin Blue Line is a 10-part series created by Cilla Jackert, who has previously worked on The Restaurant and Shed No Tears. The work…

ITV releases first trailer for Wild Bill

In the last few months we’ve brought you news of ITV’s next big crime drama, which will stars Hollywood icon Rob Lowe and set in Boston… Boston, Lincolnshire. Wild Bill follows high-flying US cop Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force. When he lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his…

Alibi picks up I Am The Night and Waco for UK broadcast

Alibi, UKTV’s dedicated crime channel, has always had a reputation for crime dramas that err on the light side. Now it looks as though it’s emerging with newly acquired content that bucks against that trend. One series we’ve been keeping an eye on is I Am The Night, the US series that stars Chris Pine…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E2/8)

It’s always tricky for a series that enjoyed a successful first run to pick up the momentum and hit the ground running in its follow-up. That tricky second album syndrome. For writer and creator Matthew Hall, it’s a case of moving chess pieces around, giving the characters plausible and believable challenges to develop them; to…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E1/8)

I have to admit something. Despite being thrilled by the surge in Cymru Noir, the first series of Un Bore Mercher slipped through the net when it aired first on S4C (look, we can’t watch everything, ok?).  When it went onto air on BBC One, it slipped through the net again. And, of course, it…

BBC to make Salisbury Novichok poisoning drama

There has always been a fascination with true crime adaptations for the big and small screen, and now the BBC has announced its latest reality-based drama. The world was shaken in March of last year when Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were targeted with the nerve agent Novichok in March 2018. Dawn…

Sky One releases first trailer for Temple

Norwegian series, Valkyrien,  ruffled a few feathers when it first aired in the UK in 2017. Now we’re getting a British version starring Mark Strong and Game Of Thrones’ Carice Van Houten. Temple tells the story of Daniel Milton, a talented surgeon whose world is turned upside-down when his wife develops a life-threatening illness. Conventional…

5USA acquires Jason Priestley crime drama Private Eyes

We’re slap-bang in the middle of Cardinal, the Canadian crime drama that follows the Scandi Noir blueprint closely. Now we’re set to get another Canadian crime drama that follows a more traditional, mismatched pairing template, starring Jason Priestley. READ MORE: OUR REVIEWS OF CARDINAL Private Eyes is set in Toronto and follows ex-pro hockey player…

Kristofer Hivju to star in new Norwegian crime drama

Fresh from his all-conquering performance in both Game Of Thrones and Beck, Kristofer Hivju is a star on the rise. The instantly-recognisable Norwegian actor will next be seen on our screens in NRK’s Twin. The story? Erik and Adam are identical twin brothers, living completely different lives. Erik is a broke surfer bum. Adam a…