StarzPlay lands UK rights for Manhunt: Deadly Games

Even though the first series of anthology series, Manhunt, appeared on both Discovery and Netflix, series two of the true crime-based drama will return thanks to StarzPlay in the UK. Manhunt is an anthology series exploring various high profile manhunts conducted by the FBI. The first series – subtitled Unabomber – won widespread acclaim. Now,…

ITV confirms transmission date for Quiz

One of the big ITV crime dramas waiting in the wings is a curious one, and something a little bit different. The three-part Quiz tells the story of Major Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock – who was sitting in the audience – who were accused of cheating their way to a…

Life On Mars creator reveals ‘Final Chapter’ details

We thought it was all over with Ashes To Ashes, but Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah’s time-travelling saga – that began with Life On Mars – looks set to return for a ‘final chapter’. During a live watch-along of Life On Mars, Graham issued a number of tweets that revealed details about what would be…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 30th March – Sunday 5th April)

This week, the much-anticipated second series of Lenny James’s Save Me returns with a second series. Also starting is Norwegian thriller Twin on BBC Four, starring Kristofer Hivju, and Victorian crime series, Miss Scarlet And The Duke, over on Alibi. And just a heads-up: Babylon Berlin has been shifted to a later time slot. Enjoy!…

REVIEW: Babylon Berlin (S3 E3&4/12)

German series Babylon Berlin – the noirish tale of murder and skullduggery in Weimar-era Berlin – began its third series last week, and you have to say it simmered – as it always has done – rather than blazed a trail. Once again it looked gorgeous, and all the elements were fascinating, but I always…

REVIEW: The Outsider (S1 E9&10/10)

Over the past few months, The Outsider has quietly become one of the most critically acclaimed dramas of the year so far; a rare anomaly in the rather lacklustre history of adaptations from its original author’s work. Some have even likened it in style to being a missing season of True Detective, obsessed as it…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th March)

Well, we hope everyone is keeping safe and observing social distancing. If you are, then there are lots to enjoy this week in crime TV land. There’s a brand new series of Ozark on Netflix, while the streaming giant also pumps out Freud – the series that features the famous psychologist tackling a murder mystery…

Alibi acquires US series Stumptown

British crime drama channel, Alibi, has acquired American crime drama, Stumptown. The series was adapted for TV after the success of the 2009 graphic novel series of the same name. Stumptown, a nickname for the city of Portland where the series is set, follows the life of Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a former army veteran…

Alibi confirms transmission date for Miss Fisher movie

Australian Golden Age crime drama, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, has been a staple on UKTV channel Alibi for almost a decade now. The drama, starring Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher, a Golden Age-era private detective based in Melbourne. And now we know when it’s going to air. Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears continues the…

Amazon Prime reveals Bosch start date

In among all the gloom, your favourite TV shows have a big part to play in helping to escape and enjoy an hour or so of the day. Many people’s favourite crime drama is Amazon Prime’s Bosch – the adaptation of Michael Connelly’s best-selling books. We’ve known that a new, sixth series is just around…

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

It’s a busy week in crime drama land, which is just as well. We say goodbye to Hidden, but also open our doors to Netflix’s much-anticipated cheerleader thriller Dare Me, series two of Thou Shall Not Kill, BBC One’s The Nest (with Line Of Duty’s Martin Compston), and Channel 5’s three-part thriller, Penance. Enjoy… and…