Filming starts on BBC’s Rochdale sexual abuse drama

The BBC never shies away from the dramatisation of a harrowing true story (mind you, ITV doesn’t either). We know that there’s a Shannon Matthews drama (starring Sheridan Smith) on the way, and now the network has announced that filming has started on a drama that also explores a particularly shocking and awful true-life set…

Trailer: Spotless, Netflix

Anything that appears on Netflix is worthy of consideration, so Spotless could be a must-watch when it starts this Friday. It’s set in London, has some recognisable faces and sounds intriguing. Ticks all the boxes, then.

Review: Dicte (S1 E4/5), Friday 24th June, More4

Apologies for the delay in writing this review, but the little (and odd combination) of an EU referendum and its inevitable fall-out and lots and lots of football (the European Championship, no less) meant that my mind wasn’t really on crime drama or casting a critical eye over it. But now, looking for a distraction…

Mammon appeals for funding ahead of season three

Norwegian political crime drama, Mammon, which features the adventures of journalist Peter Verås, has already completed two series of world-traversing series, and creator Gjermund Eriksen has assured us that a third series is on its way. Or at least he’d like there to be. And, to be honest, we’d like to see that too – Verås and co…

Sky Atlantic reveals first trailer from Fortitude season two

Fortitude was a big-budget, wow-cast crime/horror mash-up from 2014 and it was good, if completely barmy stuff, telling the story of a small community in Iceland who slowly went insane after some ancient virus was disturbed and began to wreak havoc in the 21st century. We all know that’s returning in early 2017 for a second…