Review: Hinterland (S1 E1/4), Monday 28th April

This has been on the slate for a while and, if you’re a viewer of BBC Wales, you’ve seen it all before already. In fact, Hinterland is a bit of a strange bird in that not only has it already aired on BBC Wales, reports suggest that it has been made twice – once in Welsh…

Interview: Tom Sherry, Producer, Prey

Tonight sees the start of a new, three-part series on ITV. Prey stars John Simm as Detective Sergeant Marcus Farrow, a well-liked copper, with a wife and two kids. Although he and his wife Abi (Heather Peace) are going through a rough patch, they’re trying not to let it disrupt life for their sons, Max and Finn…

Review: Fargo (S1 E2/10), Sunday 27th April

It’s time to go back to the frozen wastelands of Minnesota and the city of Bemidji, to catch up with the locals after the shocks of the opening episode. In it we were introduced to Lester Nygaard, a timid everyman who was being ground down into a pulp of festering low self-esteem and self-hatred. It was only…

First Look: Hinterland, BBC4

There was an article in a recent edition of The Independent, where the paper’s excellent TV correspondent, Gerard Gilbert, made the proclamation, “Step aside Scandi thrillers, here comes Wales“, in reference to a new four-part Welsh series called Hinterland. Having seen the first few episodes I’m not sure we’re not sure we’d go that far…

Review: Fargo (S1 E1/10), Sunday 20th April

It’s always tricky to know how to react to an announcement that tells you a favourite film or TV series is going to get a remake. Or a refresh. Or a re-imagining. Or a re-whateverthecurrentphraseistodescribeanewversionofsomething. On the one hand it’s exciting to know that you’ll soon be getting more of your favourite thing, but on the other…

First Look: Fargo, Channel 4

We’re back to one of those other series again. One of those series that people like us and people in the media will bombard you with – you must watch this ad infinitum. But Fargo, at least the first episode of which, is well worth the hype and demands you throw your family out on…

The contrasting fortunes of Shetland and The Bletchley Circle

This is my first post for a few weeks (took a break from the internet, innit?) but now, feeling a but more refreshed, it’s a good time to start digging back into the genre, because there has been some good things going on (Inspector De Luca: historically interesting, decent stories; Endeavour: solid; Law & Order:…