The Bridge releases the first scene from series three online

It’s fitting that the 600th post on this site features one of the best of the contemporary Scandinavian crime dramas, certainly one my personal favourites… The Bridge (or Broen if you will). With the third series immiment (in Sweden and Denmark, at least), PR and marketing activity has ramped up significantly over the past few…

Review: Ripper Street (S3 E5/8), Friday 28th August, BBC1

Susan having shot Reid and killed Capshaw to cover her own crimes, she now nurses Reid who hovers between life and death as Whitechapel goes to hell. We always had the feeling that Reid would at some stage get written out of the series, so with his daughter now saved, we were a bit surprised that…

Interview: Amanda Redman, The Trials Of Jimmy Rose

Amanda Redman is one of our most consistent and best-known actresses, and she’s certainly no stranger to crime drama after starring in New Tricks for so long. But in ITV’s new three-part drama The Trials Of Jimmy Rose, which starts this Sunday (30th August), she plays a very different role – the wife of an…

Interview: Ray Winstone, The Trials Of Jimmy Rose

This Sunday (30th August), UK viewers will be treated to a new three part series that stars the great Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman – the first time the pair have appeared onscreen together since the cult 2000 film Sexy Beast. It tells the story of an armed robber who has spent more time in…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E12/13), Wednesday 26th August, Sky Living

Though Will Graham’s family have escaped death at the hands of the Red Dragon, the deranged killer is still a threat, all the more because he has become the pawn of an even greater force, Hannibal; Francis Dolarhyde has become Hannibal’s ‘agency in the world’. With Hannibal unwilling to reveal what he knows of Dolarhyde –…

Review: Witnesses (S1 E6/6), Wednesday 26th August, Channel 4

Within the blink of an eye, this excellent French series found itself at its conclusion – five episodes of fast-moving, multi-layered police procedural with two intriguing characters at its heart had left me breathless, and desperate to find out who was behind the murders of four men. There was lots to tie up and not a…