Review: Happy Valley (S2 E2/6), Tuesday 16th February, BBC1

Happy Valley got off to a rip-roaring start last week with our heroine, Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire), plunged into a new vortex of hellishness when she was accused of the brutal murder and sexual mutilation of her nemesis Tommy Lee Royce’s mother, Lynn Dewhurst. It was something new for Catherine – her identity and persona…

Interview: Clive Bradley, Trapped

Icelandic drama Trapped enjoyed a stunning and critically-acclaimed start on Saturday night, with two episodes that set up a fascinating whodunit story in a coastal community that had been cut off from the rest of the island thanks to a world-ending snow storm. It had all the ingridients you want from a taut mystery thriller…

Transmission dates for Grantchester, Thirteen and Murder confirmed

And the top-quality crime dramas just keep on coming. It has been chock-a-block since the turn of the year and, as hardy perennials like Midsomer Murders and Death In Paradise shuffle off into the middle-distance, new series are starting up. At the end of this month there are three new crime dramas of note, and…