Review: Y Gwyll (S3 E6/8), Sunday 4th December, S4C


y-gwyll-threeLast week in Y Gwyll (Hinterland) we saw a change in structure and pace, and I felt it did the series good. We’ve been used to Mathias and Rhys trudging across the crags of Ceredigion, meeting the stoic, worn-down folk of the fatigued and wearied rural community. But last week, the latest case introduced us to the killer in the very¬†first scene, which sent the team head-long into a cat-and-a-mouse chase against the clock before he killed again. There was no knowing how this one was going to shake out.

NB: Spoilers spilt Continue reading


French crime drama The Passenger now available on Walter Presents


a_l_aveugle2If you’ve been reading The Guardian, then Walter Presents’ French crime drama, The Passenger (Le Passager), sounds as though the best has been saved to the last knockings of the year. It’s set in Nice, has some ritualistic murders going on and sounds like a must-watch. I’ll be digging into it a bit later today (I have Christmas markets to go to, don’t you know), but until then, here’s what it’s all about… Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 5th – Sunday 11th December)


in_plain_sight_episode1_02_1Rillington Place certainly caused a stir last week, and the series continues this week. But… there’ another series based on a mid-century serial killer starting up this week. ITV’s In Plain Sight stars Martin Compston and Douglas Henshall, and focuses on the deeds of William Muncie. Elsewhere, Y Gwyll and Modus continues. Enjoy! Continue reading