Review: Mammon (S1 E1/6), Friday 28th March

For fans of Scandinavian drama, this statement will make perfect sense – we’re uncontrollably happy that we have a new Nordic series to get stuck into. To those who aren’t it must seem weird. Why are all these dicks going on about bloody Sweden and Denmark all the time? It’s a fair enough question. As…

Brad Pitt In True Detective 2: The Rumours And What We Know

It’s nice when it’s light when you finish work. You feel buoyant and springy and nice. You also feel like walking home from the station, instead of feeling rain on your face, shuffling into a bus shelter and sniffing glue dripping onto a bus for the remainder of the sodden journey home. Today was one…

The Brilliant Mammon Starts Tonight – A Reminder

Cancel your night out, or if you’re going out to drink or dance the night away set the video (or PVR or whatever we use to record programmes these days). It’s a big night for crime drama fans because the latest Scandinavian import, Mammon, starts on More4 tonight. For an interview with its writer go…

Watch Snaps Up Almost Human For UK

We’re always on the look out for new, interesting crime drama and Almost Human is certainly that. Starring Star Trek’s Karl Urban and from the ever fertile mind of JJ Abrams (again in an EP role here) it’s a classic buddy cop drama with an interesting spin – it’s set in the year 2048 and…

First Look: Prey, ITV

Exciting times this morning. ITV has put up a trailer and more details about the new John Simm-starring cat-and-mouse thriller, Prey, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Basically anything that John Simm is in is worth a watch (he’s got an unbelievable knack for choosing quality projects) and this one sounds like a real doozie….

#TBT: City Of Vice

Historical crime drama has always been a big draw, and it seems every era of interest is covered by the genre. There are good quality Victorian sleuths (The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher, Murdoch Mysteries et al), excellent 1920s crime solvers (Marple, Poirot, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) and marvellous characters from the post-war years (George Gently, Foyle’s…

The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher To Return For Two New Stories

Paddy Considine is one of our favourite actors and could probably read a copy of The Daily Mail out aloud and we’d be impressed. OK, maybe not that good. But he is good, very good, and we’ll watch pretty much anything and everything he’s in. It was almost with a gushing glee that we reacted to…

Has Jamie Dornan Revealed Location Of Series Two Of The Fall?

The Fall was one our favourite crime dramas last year. It was scary, disturbing, intriguing and featured two excellent performance from its leads, Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. Dornan has been doing the press rounds in recent weeks to promote his new historical drama, New Worlds, on Channel 4 (which is a sequel of sorts…

Interview: Mammon writer Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen

You’ve probably heard by now, but Norwegian thriller Mammon (starting on More4 this week) could well be your next big Scandinavian obsession. It’s a cracking thriller featuring a journalist (Jon Øigarden) who investigates financial malpractice among the Oslo elite. It just so happens that his first port of call is his brother… We managed to nab…

ITV announces casting for Grantchester

ITV has announced casting for its new six-part crime drama, Grantchester, this morning. The more you read about it the more you realised this has hit written all over it. Period detail? Check. Amateur sleuthing? Check. Rural idyll? Check. Sunday night, primetime potential? Double check. And it has an impressive and diverse cast. Read on…

Rumour: Kate Mara And Ellen Page For Series Two Of True Detective?

It may be all over in the US, but over here we’ve just finished with episode five. Not surprisingly, the rumour mill has already started to wheeze into action ever since Nic Pizzolatto hinted that the second series of True Detective will have two, strong women at its heart (go here for that story). The…

What To Watch This Week: Monday 24th March – Friday 28th March

This week’s main question is what is going to fill the Line Of Duty-sized hole. This always happens when you invest so much emotionally into a series – we experience the televisual equivalent of a sugar crash. Thankfully, there’s something this week that should get us talking again. We may have a returning series (Person…