The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: Trapped (Iceland) v The Fall (Northern Ireland)

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EURO2016We’re starting the last round of group matches today (hurrah!) and to kick off there’s a huge game in Group A, which will decide who goes into the quarter-finals. Spiral has already booked its place, but who will come second? It’s down to Iceland’s Trapped and Northern Ireland’s The Fall. Two great shows and two great shows who have won one, and lost one. So who’s it going to be? Iceland or Northern Ireland? Trapped or The Fall? Andri or Stella? Continue reading

Filming starts on BBC’s Rochdale sexual abuse drama

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BBC_One_2002The 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 of crime. Continue reading

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: The Killing (Denmark) v Falcón (Spain)

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EURO2016We’re enjoying Danish drama Dicte over on More4 at the moment, and if The Killing hadn’t happened Dicte surely would have been Denmark’s representative in this tournament. Alas, it’s the wily old favourite, The Killing, that’s here and currently doing very well. It has already qualified for the quarter-final, but will be wanting to put on a show for its fans in its final group game, against winless Falcón. Continue reading

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

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Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 17.49.29Apologies 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 or two from the world, I took the opportunity to dig back into Danish crime series Dicte. And, wouldn’t you know it, this fourth episode of the five-episode series, was the best yet. Continue reading

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: The Bridge (Sweden) v Shetland (Scotland)

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EURO2016So we trundle on in the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama, and yesterday Spiral eased through a tough group top of the table and unbeaten. Now we move onto Group B, where there’s a tasty fixture in the offing: Sweden’s The Bridge takes on Scotland’s Shetland. Could there be the tournament’s first big upset on the cards? Continue reading