Interview: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

As well know, Sherlock is now a global phenomenon and its star, Benedict Cumberbatch, has been propelled into the stratosphere because of it. It’s a wonder that any of the main players have any time to do Sherlock these days, but it’s great that they do – it’s one of those real event TV moments. Anyway,…

Vote for your favourite crime dramas of 2016

OK, so we’ve had our say and now it’s your turn. Putting lists together is always fun, but what’s also fun is discussing the aftermath and letting you have your say on your favourites. We obviously voted Trapped as the best of the bunch this year, but you might have different ideas. So, after the…

The Killing Times’ Top 15 Crime Dramas Of 2016: Part 3, 5-1

Just reading through the first 10 picks in our annual Top 15 Crime Dramas of year, it really hits you just how high the standard has been this year. Already we’ve had some of the heavy hitters of British crime drama, which means – I hope – that our top five is something really special….

The Killing Times’ Top 15 Crime Dramas Of 2016: Part Two, 10-6

Yesterday, I kicked off the countdown that every self-respecting, discerning crime drama fan had been waiting for (well, two of you): The Killing Times’ Top 15 Crime Dramas Of 2016. This year has seen an incredible variety of crime dramas, and numbers 15-11 reflected that: there was a horror/crime mash-ups, dramas based on real, true-life…

The Killing Times’ Top 15 Crime Dramas Of 2016: Part One, 15-11

Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto the internet again, here’s another list to add to the many that are floating about at this time of the year. Unlike other sites, I like to leave our selections right until the very end of the year because there’s always a few nuggets over…

Review: Maigret’s Dead Man, Sunday 25th December, ITV

Earlier this year, Rowan Atkinson made his debut as Georges Simenon’s classic, Golden Age(ish) French detective Jules Maigret. Eyebrows were raised when Atkinson was cast, chiefly because he’s obviously well known for his comedy acting, but Atkinson did a relatively good job in the new version. It was just that this new version wasn’t much of…

Merry Christmas from The Killing Times

Here’s wishing all our readers a very merry Christmas. We here at TKT Towers hope you all have a fantastic holiday period with family, friends, good food and plenty of warming drinks, as well as lashings of excellent crime dramas.

Interview: Toby Jones, The Witness For The Prosecution

As you’re all no doubt aware by now, Toby Jones is one of this country’s finest and most adaptable actors, but he’s at his best – I think – when he playing men who are conflicted somehow, perhaps slightly timid and unable to express emotions. There’s something about Jones’s furrowed browd and hangdog look. He…