Review: Line Of Duty (S2 E2/6), Sunday 2nd April, BBC1

Last week’s episode did rather stray into Inside No 9 territory towards the end, what with forensic officer Tim Ifield’s bargain-basement B&Q-style Chainsaw Massacre tribute on his kitchen floor. Although, had Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) been torn asunder, it would have been as good a death scene as Messrs. Shearsmith and Pemberton could have dreamt…

Review: Bordertown: Nukkekoti Osa (E1-3/11), Saturday 1st April, Netflix

Nordic Noir is dead we keep hearing. Broadcasters are now straying away from the tried and tested cop procedurals based in Scandinavia, we’re being told. Well, Bordertown is unashamedly Nordic Noir and it’s all the better for it. What do I mean by Nordic Noir? It’s based in Finland, and in a specific area with lots…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th April)

It’s pretty much as you were this week – Line Of Duty, Broadchurch and Midnight Sun all bubble away – but Hinterland starts back up on BBC One Wales (it’ll go to BBC Four after that). We’ve already covered this series when it appeared on S4C last year (go here to read spoiler-heavy reviews). Elsewhere,…