Review: Y Gwyll/Hinterland (S3 E7/8), Sunday 11th December, S4C

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y-gwyll-threeThroughout this whole series, the spectres of Robert Owen, Brian Prosser, Iwan Thomas and the Devil’s Bridge children’s home have loomed large over proceedings. Ever since Thomas showed up at the end of series three, we’ve known that event at the Devil’s Bridge had been left unresolved. Now, in the final two episodes of this third series, we’re finally about to see the end game of this lingering story play out. It’s just a question of who survives.

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Review: Modus (S1 E5&6/8), Saturday 10th December, BBC4

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Programme Name: Modus - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 6) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Inger Johanne Vik (MELINDA KINNAMAN), Hedvig Nyström (ANNIKA HALLIN) - (C) © Miso Film 2015 - Photographer: Johan Paulin

 © Miso Film 2015 – Photographer: Johan Paulin

So far, Modus has been a slow, pot-boiler of a thriller. We’ve followed various narrative strands (very Scandi Noir) drift hither and thither and followed a chisel-jawed, ex-US Marine, Richard Forrester, as he’s been bumping off homosexuals in Stockholm.  Continue reading