Review: Crimes Of Passion (S1 E5/6), Saturday 27th September, BBC4


Crimes of Passion

A young girl sitting at a table opens a parcel and is overjoyed to find a novel. She shakes its leaves apart expectantly and when she finds there is nothing else within the book she looks stricken. She goes walking through the snowy landscape outside and wades Ophelia-like into a nearby lake. So far, so intriguing; from this pre-credits vignette we take it that the novel is somehow a message to the girl – but what was missing that drove her to suicide? Continue reading