The BBC releases details from season four of Sherlock

Today the BBC released the first details from the fourth series of Sherlock, which will (likely) premiere on its flagship channel, BBC1, on New Year’s Day 2017. (I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – 2017 is shaping up to be quite a year for crime drama fans.) The wheels of the promotional machines…

Season six of Spiral to start shooting in Paris next month

Thanks to Spiral and Witnesses (and a whole bunch of stuff on Walter Presents), France is now up there as one of the key and most prolific producers of tight, grimy, edgy urban procedurals. I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that the country’s output now rivals Scandinavia and the Nordic…

Line Of Duty, Marcella: How important is authenticity in crime drama?

Everyone enjoying Line Of Duty? Let’s see a show of hands… hmmm, yes, that’s pretty much all of you. It has been another rip-roaring, two high-octane episodes so far, confirming Jed Mercurio as one of the country’s premiere thriller writers. The pace, the shocks, the twists, the sheer audacity and willingness to kill off key characters at any given…

ITV’s The Level announces cast details

A few weeks ago we issued a news story that announced the arrival of a new six-part crime drama from ITV (read the story here). Called The Level, it was to feature the story of Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin, who has a secret double life. Her exemplary police career masks a covert attachment to shady…