Channel 4 confirms No Offence series two transmission date

Channel 4’s No Offence was one of the hits of 2014, thanks largely to two main components: writer and creator Paul Abbott’s unwavering skill in, well, writing (especially dialogue); and Joanna Scanlon’s fantastic turn as force of nature¬†DI Viv Deering. After the personal devastation at the end of series one, series two now looms on…

Swedish ‘Nordic Noir spoof’ Sophie Borg in the works

We all know by now that Scandinavian and Nordic Noir is not just a geographical reference but also a genre that has its own stylistic and thematic rules. And because it has become a genre all of its own, it’s rife with impersonators and repetition. So it’s a refreshing piece of news that SVT (Sweden’s…

More details surface on Iceland’s The Valhalla Murders

A few months ago I wrote a post (here) that rounded-up all the interesting-sounding crime drama across Europe at the annual MIPCOM convention in France, where the movers and shakers in the TV industry get together and sell and buy TV programmes for their respective territories. One of the shows featured was from Iceland –…

Review: In Plain Sight (S1 E1/3), Wednesday 7th December, ITV

Scotland in 1955 can’t have been the most exciting place to live, so the career of serial killer Peter Manuel (Martin Compston) must have at least broken the monotony in the curtain-twitching community of Uddingston, Lanarkshire.¬†About the only other action would have been at the local Tunnock’s biscuit factory, clearly advertised on the double-decker buses….