A few weeks ago Channel 4 announced the full details of its new foreign-language channel. Walter Presents would be an on-demand service, showcasing the very best dramas from Europe and other non English-speaking territories, with some of the shows (mostly dramas), occasionally to be premiered on More4, one of the Channel 4 network’s free-to-air channel, later on. Actual programming details were to come later, and now they have emerged, and one of the shows that Walter Presents will be premiering are two crime dramas from mainland Europe, one from Denmark.
When a skeleton is dug up from the cellar of a derelict building in Willesden, the first question asked is how old it is; but DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) is the sort who would be determined to solve the case whatever its age. And yes, this is Nicola Walker in a leading role, which is most welcome – she’s one of the best, and most-loved, character actors on the box. If you like Walker, and many do, you’re in luck because over the next month or so she’s going to be on your screens a lot (look out for BBC1’s River next week). But back to Unforgotten, ITV’s big new six-part crime drama.