Channel 4 confirms Fargo season two transmission date

Fargo was one of our favourite crime dramas from last year, so the excitement for the second series is palpable. There’s a lot of stuff on at the moment, which is great, but none of it quite like Fargo, which expertly mixes high farce and the macabre, and carries on the Coen brothers’ vision and…

Five reasons why Beck is the Swedish equivalent of Morse

We’ve really been enjoying Swedish drama Beck over on BBC4 this past month. It’s a very solid, watchable and entertaining adaptation of the Martin Beck novels by legendary husband-and-wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. There’s an interesting dynamic at the heart of the series, between the eponymous Martin Beck and that of his partner Gunvald…

Review: Lewis (S9 E1/6), Tuesday 6th October, ITV

The transition from Inspector Morse to plain Lewis (why not Inspector Lewis ?) was a fairly smooth one; Lewis in his elevated post continued to be the practical, solid one, unimpressed by authority; new boy Hathaway took on the role of the intellectual with a free pass to the establishment. But since this looks like it…