Review: Witnesses (S1 E2/6), Wednesday 29th July, Channel 4

Last week’s first episode of Witnesses was so grotesque in its premise, its characters so engaging and the pacing and plotting almost perfect, it was impossible not to be hugely impressed by it. It set itself up as a really dark and gritty procedural, mixing Scandinavian influences with the French’s current penchant for superb crime…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E8/10), Wednesday 29th July, ITV Encore

If episode seven was anything to go by, we’re very definitely into the home straight of this strange, ridiculous, brilliant and addictive Swedish thriller. If that episode had more big reveals than you could shake a bottle of Essence Of Forest at, episode eight reverted back to something slightly less manic – it was a nice mix of simmering…

The 10 Most Influential Locations In Crime Drama

Watching both True Detective and Jordskott has really brought it home to me – or at least reminded me – how much importance and influence a location or setting can have on a drama. I thought it might be fun to do a list-tastic feature to try and doff my cap to some of the most…

Netflix releases trailer and new artwork for Narcos

And for Netflix’s next trick… the internet portal has become renowned for high-quality drama series and releasing episodes all at once so people can watch whole series in one sitting. The next big series to start on the portal, Narcos, chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the…

Alibi confirms return of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries for third season

One of the more fun crime dramas out there is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Set and made in Australia, it’s based on Kerry Greenwood’s novels and is brilliant entertainment. It revolves around the personal and professional life of Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), a glamorous private detective in 1920s Melbourne. Essie Davis is perfectly cast as Phryne, possessing…