Dear David Lynch: Please make a Gordon and Albert Blue Rose spin-off series

Despite it being frustrating and hard going at times, I’m greatly enjoying the third series of Twin Peaks, David Lynch’s cross-dimensional crime drama, which finishes with a two-part finale on Monday 4th September. Throughout the 16 parts so far, we’ve caught up with old favourites, found out how they’ve been created, met new characters and…

UKTV announces Toronto-based Golden Age crime drama

UKTV – home of channels like Alibi and Drama – is a pretty good network if you’re struggling for a crime drama fix, and today it announced a brand-new, 11-part series that takes us back to the so-called Golden Age of crime fiction – the 1920s. Not only that, but Frankie Drake Mysteries introduces us…

BBC confirms Strike – The Silkworm transmission date

It’s a busy-old day here at The Killing Times with three new shows having their transmission dates confirmed today. We’re two episodes into the first BBC adaptation of JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels, and now the BBC has announced when the next story will be.

ITV confirms Liar transmission date

September is going to be a big month for Harry and Jack Williams, the siblings behind BBC One’s The Missing. They have a new, ITV series is called Liar starting up in a few weeks and again it sounds intriguing. I think the Williams brothers have now patented the word intriguing when it comes to…

BBC confirms Rellik transmission date

It’s going to be a big week of crime drama action in the a few weeks’ time, with a couple of primetime series kicking off. One of them is Rellik, an intriguing new six-parter from the minds of Harry and Jack Williams, the sibling showrunners of The Missing. Indeed, that very same week, the Williams…

Happy Valley update: series three likely for 2018

While it’s a bit of a news day and I’m waiting for carious things to come through on email, I thought I’d take a look and see where some our favourite crime dramas were in terms of making a return. One show that’s been quiet recently is Happy Valley, Sally Wainwright’s superior neo-Western, set in…

Michelle Dockery’s Good Behavior lands on Virgin Media

It seems that every subscription service, every streaming site and every TV network is picking up new content at the moment and it’s difficult to keep up with what’s going where and how you can watch these things. Netflix? Amazon? iPlayer? Now TV? Apple TV? The list goes on. Not content with being left on…

Review: Twin Peaks (S3 E16/18), Tuesday 29th August, Sky Atlantic

This third series has been a sometimes thrilling, sometimes viscerally terrifying and sometimes infuriating journey. Throughout 15 episodes we’ve waited and waited until Agent Dale Cooper – our beloved FBI man – snapped out of his fugue and take back the identity that had been locked away for so long. No question about it: we’ve…

BBC releases first Gunpowder trailer

We’ve recently said farewell to Kit Harington in Game Of Thrones after the stupendous finale of series seven, but fear not – the bearded one will be back on our screens soon in the BBC’s three-part series that will chronicle the 17th-century attempt to blow up Parliament. Harington joins Liv Tyler, Mark Gatiss, Peter Mullan,…

Review: Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling (S2 E2/3), Monday 28th August, BBC One

Last night opening episode of The Cuckoo’s Calling was an enjoyable start to what the BBC hopes will be an ongoing and popular series. Robert ‘JK Rowling’ Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike was investigating the suspicious death of supermodel, Lula Landry. Strike, assisted, by work placement RobinĀ Ellacott, shambled around London looking for leads and putting his nose…