Crime drama: the genre where you can get away with innovative devices

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Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 12.47.04Tomorrow night (Wednesday 6th April), sees Channel 4’s one-off drama, The People Next Door – an intriguing story of how one couple’s relationship with their next door neighbours, who they’re convinced are abusing their child, descends into the hell of madness and obsession. If that’s not enough of an interesting concept, the drama uses a specific technique, or device, that’s intended to provide something different and enhance the drama. And it got me thinking… there are a lot of these devices around at the moment. Continue reading

Hans Rosenfeldt: The Bridge’s fourth season will be its last

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Programme Name: The Bridge - TX: 19/12/2015 - Episode: The Bridge - series 3 - ep 9 (No. 9) - Picture Shows: *Please credit photographer: Carolina Romare Saga Norén (SOFIA HELIN) - (C) Filmlance International AB - Photographer: Carolina Romare

(C) Filmlance International AB – Photographer: Carolina Romare

Last month we carried a story that quoted Hans Rosenfeldt, saying that a fourth series of The Bridge would indeed be forthcoming (see that story here). For such a big show within the crime drama community, it was a curiously under-the-radar moment, and even though we carried the story there was no confirmation from the show’s native broadcasters, SVT and DR. Now Rosenfeldt is at it again – not only saying there will be a fourth series, but that series will be the last in Saga’s, well, saga. Continue reading