Review: Hinterland/Y Gwyll (S2 E5/8), Sunday 11th October, S4C

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After last week’s stunning two-part story I wondered where Hinterland/Y Gwyll would go. Where it could go. Those two episodes were of such a high standard (writing, acting, emotional clout) that it was difficult to how this series could be improved. It was no surprise, then, that this, the first of a new two-part story, was not quite up there to last week’s standard. But it still presented us with another intriguing case for Mathias and Rhys to get stuck into. Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 12th – Sunday 18th October)

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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 18/08/2015 - Programme Name: River - TX: n/a - Episode: River (No. Ep 1) - Picture Shows: John River (STELLAN SKARSGARD) - (C) Kudos - Photographer: Nick Briggs

(C) Kudos – Photographer: Nick Briggs

We keep saying it but there’s so much crime drama around the moment that it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with, and yes folks, this week is not different (we keep saying that, too). There are two new series – one Scandi-like series and one actual Scandi series – and loads of new episodes. We hope there’s plenty of room on your DVRs! Continue reading

Review: From Darkness (S1 E2/4), Sunday 11th October, BBC1

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Programme Name: From Darkness - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows: Claire Church (ANNE-MARIE DUFF) - (C) BBC - Photographer: BBC

(C) BBC – Photographer: BBC

Katie Baxendale’s four-part drama From Darkness kicked off last week by telling the story of ex-policewoman Claire Church, who was slowly being drawn into a cold case after the remains of a murdered prostitute were found on a building site in Manchester. The prostitute was part of an investigation Claire had been working on, but the case had tipped her over the edge and she had retreated with her husband and daughter to the isolated Western Isles. So far, so familiar. With plenty of inconsistencies and head-scratchers in that first episode, I was looking for From Darkness to settle down. Continue reading