Review: Gotham (S2 E20/22), Monday 30th May, Channel 5

Previously on Gotham… Theo Galavan, back from the dead and reprogrammed as assassin Azrael, has attacked GCPD, leaving Captain Barnes injured; Oswald Cobblepot has set out for revenge, and Ed Nygma has discovered the secret of Indian Hills, making him more determined to break out of Arkham. Advertisements

Review: Wallander (S4 E2/3), Sunday 30th May, BBC1

Happily, we’re back to the rain-sodden streets of Ystad after last week’s stickily uncomfortable adventure in the heat of South Africa. On his home ground, Kurt seems to be more himself again – gloomy and negative. It doesn’t help that he’s mugged by motorbike thugs, then called out to the home where his father died. But…

AA Dhand’s Streets Of Darkness optioned for TV

I’m a bit late on this one but when I was reading The Guardian yesterday, I came across an article that compared a new novel – AA Dhand’s Streets Of Darkness – to, among other things, to Luther and The Wire. When someone does that you have to sit up and take notice, and that’s…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 30th May – Sunday 5th June)

So, are you hooked yet by BBC4’s French whodunit The Disappearance? If you are there’s another double bill next Saturday night to enjoy. Elsewhere, there’s a new Danish series called Dicte starting on More4, which stars Iben Hjejle as crime reporter Dicte Svendsen who has returned to her hometown of Aarhus following a divorce. She discovers the…

Review: The Disappearance (S1 E1&2/8), Saturday 28th May, BBC4

This French series – called Disparue in its native France – has attracted some big viewers in its home country, and some have even called it ‘the French Broadchurch’. It was inspired by Spanish series Desparecida, and has an-female production, writing and direction team, which gives it flavour and an interesting edge behind the camera….

Hinterland secures free-to-air access in the US

The past few weeks has seen a resurgence in the popularity and topicality of Hinterland (Y Gwyll) – series two has recently finished on BBC4 and global viewers have, if our comments section is anything to go by, been engrossed in the saga thanks to its appearance on Netflix outside of the UK. So this…

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: The runners and riders

With the footballing equivalent of Euro 16 set to kick off on Friday 10th June, we thought we’d have a bit of fun here at The Killing Times and stage our own tournament, featuring the best crime series from across the continent as selected by us (well, me really). We’re expecting the ‘matches’ to be…

Peaky Blinders renewed for fourth and fifth series

Well now. There’s a LOT of news about at the moment, mostly concerning some of the big hitters in crime drama. Another piece reaches us this morning, concerning one of BBC2’s most talked-about dramas – Peaky Blinders, that feral depiction of gangster life in early 20th-century Birmingham.

Third season of True Detective ‘unlikely’

The first series of True Detective – which seems like an age away – won our inaugural drama of the year back in 2014. Even though it was flawed and pretentious, not to mention neglectful and one-dimensional in its presentation of female characters, we hadn’t quite seen the likes of it before. Woody Harrelson and…

BBC confirms Anthony Horowitz’s New Blood transmission date

Anthony Horowitz is a seasoned, best-selling author as well as screenwriter, and his career has seen him dip into both the James Bond and Sherlock Holmes canon (as well as create Foyle’s War). Now the scribe has created a new seven-part police drama, and the BBC has, today, confirmed its transmission date.

Trailer: The Catch, Sky Living

Kate Atkinson co-created this new, glossy thriller, which makes its debut this week, and it stars The Killing US’s Mireille Enos and Six Feet Under’s Peter Krausse in a proper cat-and-mouse game. Enos plays PI Alice Vaughan, who’s preparing to marry the love her life, businessman Christopher. Except he’s not all he seems. There’s a…