The Killing Times’ Top 15 Crime Dramas Of 2015: Part Two, 10-6

We started our run-down of our favourite crime dramas of the year yesterday, and today we continue that chart with more choices from a packed year. As ever, it’s worth bearing in mind that this selection is entirely subjective and we’d love to know what you think and what your favourites are. In the meantime,…

Review: And Then There Were None (S1 E3/3), Monday 28th December, BBC1

I’m so pleased this classic murder-mystery did so well (this finale attracted six million viewers last night) because, among other things, it proves that a tasty little thriller like this can still have the same effect on televisual audiences in 2015 than it did to novel-reading audiences in 1939. Which also tells us that, by their nature,…

The Killing Times’ Top 15 Crime Dramas Of 2015: Part One, 15-11

Good morning! Any site worth its salt publishes its end-of-year lists and, yes, we’re no different. We don’t do it for valedictory reasons, more for celebratory reasons. That motivation is especially strong for 2015, where there has not only been a remarkable frequency of crime drama but also a remarkable consistency. Basically, there as been a…

Review: And Then There Were None (S1 E2/3), Sunday 27th December, BBC1

Last night there was an excellent start to the Sarah Phelps’ adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. It was faithful to the original story and time frame (important), there was a fabulous cast at work and looked absolutely stunning. What more could you want?

Review: And Then There Were None (S1 E1/3), Saturday 26th December, BBC1

Well, after one day of Doctor Whos and Downton Abbeys and Gogglesprogs and improbable amounts of gluttony and strange food combinations, we’re back to the crime drama grind today with a three-part series that once again brings an Agatha Christie best-seller to the small screen. The question is: will this one be any good?

Merry Christmas from The Killing Times

Just a quick note to all readers of The Killing Times to wish you and your families a very merry Christmas. It has been a packed and very consistent year of crime drama, and the site has grown and grown beyond my wildest dreams. Thanks to all of you who have read our posts, contributed…

Review: Luther (S2 E2/2), Tuesday 22nd December, BBC1

With cannibal killer suspect Steven Rose on the run, Alice apparently dead, and Bloom definitely in bits, Luther’s running out of options – at least he has crimelord Cornelius chained to a radiator. But not for long.

Review: Fargo (S2 E10/10), Monday 21st December, Channel 4

It didn’t take very long for this second series of Fargo to settle down. When it did, it was evident that this was going to be something special. We’ve had it all – humour, tension, farce, suspense, extreme violence and a cast of characters that you felt truly emotionally connected to. Episode eight might have…

Twin Peaks releases first trailer

We’ve documented the rocky road the new series of Twin Peaks has travelled since it was announced that David Lynch’s seminal series was coming 25 years after we saw it last. But now it seems everyone has dotted the is and crossed the ts and production has started without any more hinderance. Which is good…