Look out – there’s a new New Zealand-based crime drama on the horizon. Showing in the UK on UKTV Freeview channel, Drama, the series bolsters the southern hemisphere’s strong showing on British TV in February (Australia’s The Kettering Incident starts on Sky Atlantic this week). The good news is that you can watch The Brokenwood Mysteries from this Friday in the UK.
The Brokenwood Mysteries features detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and follows him when he arrives on assignment in the quiet town of Brokenwood. He’s an experienced cop with a 1971 classic car, a collection of country music cassettes, and an indeterminate number of ex-wives. The new woman in his life is his assistant, DC Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland), a by-the-book investigator 15 years younger than her boss’s car. DI Shepherd and DC Simms investigate the mystifying, inventive and macabre crimes that befall it. Look beneath the peaceful veneer, and you’ll see that murder is curiously at home in Brokenwood.
There are two series comprising four episodes each with a third to follow, which can be seen on Drama from next week. In the meantime, you can see the opening episode on the network’s VOD service, UKTV Play from this Friday (17th February).
To go to UKTV Play, click here.