Review: Rillington Place (S1 E3/3), Tuesday 13th December, BBC1

During two episodes of Rillington Place, Tim Roth’s whispering, hunched portrayal of serial killer John ‘Reg’ Christie had been nothing short of sensational. Add to that an exemplary performance by Samantha Morton as his wife, Ethel, and an incredibly creepy location, which has been a character all in itself, and Rillington Place has been an…

Channel 4 announces filming begins on Born To Kill

Channel 4 doesn’t do many crime dramas, but when it does you can guarantee they’ll be at least interesting. This year, the channel pumped out intriguing one-offs and a three-part series (National Treasure) that was superb. Now it has announced that another series, Born To Kill, has started filming and, what’s more, it has a…

Series six of Spiral finishes filming

Admittedly, there’s not much of a story here, but I do like to keep up with what’s going on with our crime drama-making friends and Spiral (Engrenages) is one of the best out there and one of our readers’ favourite shows. Thanks to a tip off from our friends over at Scanoir.co.uk (here if you…

BBC shares first image of Nicole Kidman from Top Of The Lake 2

One of the crime dramas I’m most looking forward to in 2017 is the second series of Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake. The first series was a strange, almost hallucinogenic story told in verdant Kiwi countryside; lakes shimmering, mountains encircling, forests enveloping, and eccentric folk doing strange things. It was a stunner. We know…