BBC One confirms transmission date for The Serpent

BBC One has confirmed the transmission date for The Serpent. Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman star as murderer Charles Sobhraj and his partner Marie-Andrée Leclerc respectively, with Billy Howle and Ellie Bamber seen for the first time as Herman and Angela Knippenberg. Inspired by real events, The Serpent tells the remarkable story of how Sobhraj…

Acorn TV acquires Operation Buffalo and names transmission date

Inspired by true events, Operation Buffalo is a satiric thriller with a dark edge, that shines a light on a little known and highly controversial part of Australia’s modern history – the British nuclear testing in the South Australia Outback at the height of the Cold War. The six-part series has been acquired by Acorn TV for UK broadcast…

Cheyenne & Lola: New French drama premieres

New eight-episode French drama, Cheyenne & Lola premiere in its native France last night (Tuesday November 24). It tells the story of tattoo artist Cheyenne, who has recently been released from prison and works as a cleaner on the ferries between France and the UK to save money for a future life. Lola, meanwhile, is…

Walter Presents confirms transmission date for French series The Red Shadows

Walter Presents has had a very strong year, and the brand looks set to finish 2020 in similarly strong fashion. It has confirmed the transmission date for French series, The Red Shadows. In 1993, five-year-old Clara was abducted. During the handover of the ransom, Clara’s mother was killed and Clara disappeared. Her older sister Aurore,…

New Gold Mountain: Filming begins on ‘ambitious’ Australian crime drama

Filming has begun on Australian period crime drama, New Gold Mountain, called one of the country’s most “ambitious” ever dramas. It tells the untold story of the Australian gold rush from the perspective of Chinese miners who risked everything for a chance at unlikely fortune in a new land. Inspired by real life, the series…

NORDIC NOIR Netflix releaes first trailer for Equinox

There’s even more Nordic Noir in the pipeline. This time, Danish series Equinox is based on a hit podcast of the same name. Equinox is a supernatural thriller about a young woman named Astrid (Danica Curcic), who is strongly affected by the inexplicable disappearance of her sister and sister’s class back in 1999. The series…

NORDIC NOIR Bäckström acquired by Acorn TV in the UK

Acorn TV has acquired Swedish series Bäckström, and confirmed its transmission date. The series stars Kjell Bergqvist as the titular alcoholic, corrupt detective who must solve a case where it appears a woman has died twice… spanning from Sweden to Thailand, with natural disasters, human violence, and everything in between on the table, will Evert Bäckström get…

REVIEW The Valhalla Murders (S1 E&2/8)

Ah, it’s good to have Saturday nights back on BBC Four. It’s been a mixed bag on the channel this year, but recently – thanks to Danish series DNA and now the advent of a trip back to Iceland for The Valhalla Murders – things are looking up. Not least because it’s also good to…

ITV announces new crime drama from the creator of Shetland and Vera

Award-winning novelist Ann Cleeves’ new creation – Detective Matthew Venn – is coming to television. The creator of Shetland and Vera released the first novel in her new series – The Long Call – in 2019, and now it has been picked up by ITV for adaptation. The story centres around Detective Inspector Matthew Venn,…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd November)

It’s pretty much as you were in Crime Drama land this week apart from one notable exception – fabulous Icelandic series The Valhalla Murders. Enjoy! 1 The Valhalla Murders *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*S1 E1&2/8Ambitious detective Katrin `Kata’ Gunnarsdottir investigates when an ex-drug dealer is found murdered in the old harbour area of Reykjavik and finds…