Agatha Christie : Channel 5 confirms transmission date of new adventure

It seems we can’t get enough of Agatha Christie. Channel 5 has been trotting out enjoyable one-offs, starring Helen Baxendale as Christie herself in fictional adventures. The next one – Agatha And The Midnight Murders – is set in London in 1940 and is coming very soon. As the Blitz rages and her future is threatened…

Netflix confirms transmission date for The Alienist: Angel Of Darkness

Netflix has confirmed the transmission sate for series of period crime drama The Alienist, subtitled Angel Of Darkness. The series, based on the novels by Caleb Carr, stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning. Set in the Gilded Age of New York City in the last years of the 19th century, series one saw…

Sky Atlantic releases first trailer for The Undoing

One of the high-profile crime series coming to our screens is Sky Atlantic’s The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. The channel has now released the first trailer and named its transmission date. The HBO series is based on the book You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. It boasts an all-star cast including Nicole…

Cast announced for BBC One thriller Ridley Road

Last year we brought you news of Sarah Solemani’s BBC thriller, Ridley Road. A four-part thriller, it tells the story of a young Jewish woman, Vivien Epstein. After falling in love with a member of the 62 Group, she rejects her comfortable middle-class life in Manchester and joins the fight against fascism in London, risking…

More4 confirms transmission date for Sofia Helin drama The Same Sky

We’re always eager to catch up with Sofia Helin and her post-Bridge projects. She’s currently guest-starring in Outback Noir, Mystery Road, and now we have another Helin project – The Same Sky. It’s East Germany in the 1970s, and Lars Weber is a “Romeo agent”; his task is to go West and seduce and spy…

Nordic Noir : First trailer released for Camilla Läckberg’s Hammarvik

Back in October of 2019 we reported that an adaptation of acclaimed Swedish author Camilla Läckberg’s Hammarvik (Lyckoviken) was coming to television. Now we have a trailer (albeit in Swedish). The 16-part series is said to blend crime drama and soap opera. It stars Disa Östrand, Martin Stenmarck, Ella Rappich, Daniel Adolfsson, Alexander Karim in a…

Walter Presents acquires raft of new Polish programming

You have to hand it to Walter Presents – the brand genuinely scours the world looking for new foreign-language drama for our delectation. We’re hearing that the brand has snapped up a swathe of Polish programming from distributor TVN, for broadcast in territories like the UK, Ireland, US, Australia and New Zealand. TBI reports that…

ITV recommissions Innocent: series two begins filming

ITV has recommissioned a new second series of Innocent, once again written by Unforgotten screenwriter, Chris Lang, and starring Katherine Kelly. Kelly will take the leading role of Sally Wright who is fighting, against all odds, to prove her innocence.  Kelly said: “I’m thrilled to be working on this complex and thought provoking drama by Matt Arlidge and…

Ragnar Jónasson’s The Darkness to get the TV treatment

Icelandic writer, Ragnar Jónasson’s book The Darkness is to get the TV treatment. Deadline reports that Stampede Ventures International and CBS Studios have joined forces to adapt the book. The eight-part series will be set in Reykjavik, among the isolated fjords. The story – the first in his Hulda series – follows  Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir,…

Series four of Unforgotten begins filming

It’s been a topsy-turvy year for TV drama production but we’re starting to get some activity, which means 2021 should be a bumper year. The latest big-name series in the crime drama genre to resume filming is ITV’s Unforgotten. Despite the show beginning production back in January, it was halted due to the COVID pandemic….

REVIEW: Mystery Road S2 (E1&2/6)

So after a summer of slim pickings the BBC begins to bring in the big hitters for its autumn season, starting with airing the second series of Australian ‘outback noir’ Mystery Road. Beginning as a standalone film in 2013, the title has developed into something of a lucrative franchise in recent years, expanding to a…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 21st – Sunday 27th September)

This week, ITV is still on a serial killer tip and is repeating Appropriate Adult (the Fred West drama), while the new stuff includes new Russian series The Sect on Walter Presents/All4 and supernatural-tinged series, Evil, over on Alibi. Enjoy! 1 Mystery Road *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*S2 E3&4/6 Rid of the human remains, Sandra’s dig…