Channel 4 acquires Fargo – will broadcast ‘shortly’ after US

Hot off the press this one. We’ve been intrigued and excited by the trailers US cable network FX has been drip-feeding for its new, TV version of the hit Coen brothers movie Fargo. Starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman it looks to have retained the same dark humour the original did. But one thing…

Law & Order: UK’s Georgia Taylor Talks About Series Eight

When Georgia Taylor joined Law & Order: UK a few series back she introduced a welcome dollop of ballsiness to proceedings. She plays Junior Crown Prosecutor Kate Barker, whose early run-ins with senior colleague Jacob Thorne were pretty memorable. Full of spark and righteous justice she’s back for the eighth series, which starts this week…

Trailer: Shetland

By now you already know that this week is busier than the norm with two new homegrown, British crime dramas playing out in primetime slots this week. On Wednesday we have the return of Law & Order: UK, but tomorrow night (Tuesday) we have the return of Shetland for a full six-part series. Based on…

Recap All 10 Fargo Trailers (So Far)

US cable network FX seems to be doing a diamond job of publicising its new TV version of the Coen brothers’ cinema hit, Fargo. The network is drip-feeding us to almost perverse effect by releasing what feels like one trailer a day. But the trailers are nothing more than little 20-to-30-second vignettes into the world…

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK (MONDAY 10th – FRIDAY 14th MARCH)

It’s a jolly old week in the world of crime drama, with two new homegrown series starting. On Tuesday we have the full, proper series of Shetland, and Wednesday sees the return of Law & Order: UK. Sandwiched between all that are the series finales of DCI Banks and Jonathan Creek, as well as a…