Series Review: The End Of The F****** World (S1 E1-8/8), All4

This is the second comedy/crime drama to appear on Channel 4’s streaming service All4 this year (Search Party being the other one – see our review of that here), and it’s a sub-genre, when done right, can be fun and very watchable. Now The End Of The F******* World is here, which tells the story…

Peaky Blinders series four transmission date confirmed

Yes, it’s another biggie for November, which is shaping up to be the biggest and busiest time for this site in its short history. Peaky Blinders – the early 20th-century gangster drama with the awful Brummie accents – is back for another good-looking series. Cillian Murphy and the rest of the main cast return (there…

John Simm crime drama White Dragon begins filming for ITV

We do like a bit of John Simm here at The Killing Times, and throughout his career he’s been involved in some stand-out dramas, many of them in the crime genre. Now for his next one. Created and written by screenwriting newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, White Dragon has been commissioned by ITV’s Head…

Eve Myles drama Un Bore Mercher starts on S4C this weekend

Ever since Hinterland (Y Gwyll) helped to put Welsh-language drama on the map, there’s been an increased interest in the country’s crime drama output. We’ve already had Bang (which is available to catch up with on the BBC’s iPlayer), but this weekend comes another new series – Un Bore Mercher, starring Eve Myles.

Series Review: Stranger Things (S2 E1-9/9), Netflix

NB: Spoilers Inside How do you follow up the biggest TV hit of 2016? That’s the question that’s been tantalising fans of Stranger Things since it crept onto Netflix a year ago. What started out as a word-of-mouth cult show soon mutated into a genuine internet phenomenon, making superstars of the cast of child actors…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 30th October – Sunday 5th November)

It’s a huge week this coming week in terms of quality, perhaps the biggest we’ve ever seen since we started the site. There’s the new Netflix series Alias Grace, based on the Margaret Atwood novel; the return of I Know Who You Are; Babylon Berlin, Sky’s expensive-looking, Weimar-era crime drama; The Frankenstein Chronicles’ second series;…

Review: Gunpowder (S1 E2/3), Saturday 28th October, BBC One

With last week’s episode setting the historical background, explaining the politics and introducing the main conspirators, we can now look forward to the details of the plot – barrels and barrels of gunpowder will certainly be involved. 

Review: Jordskott (S2 E2/8), Thursday 26th October, ITV Encore

Last week’s series two opener of Jordskott – the bonkers Swedish crime drama with supernatural overtones – gave us something darker and more disturbing in tone: we saw a zombiefied man emerge from the lake in Stockholm and some sort of human trafficking ring at work. In the middle of it all was Moa Gammel’s Eva Thörnblad,…

First Look: Modus series 2

Last year;s first series of Modus was… well, you can read the reviews to what we thought about it (here). But the news that series two of the Swedish crime drama had drafted in big names like Kim Cattrall, Greg Wise and Bill Campbell but us all sit up and take notice. The series is set…

Sky Atlantic confirms transmission date for Babylon Berlin

Full disclosure: I’m REALLY looking forward to Babylon Berlin. The Sky Germany series is an expensive, ambitious project that not only looks like a million dollars, but also costs a million dollars (actually MANY millions of dollars). I’m a sucker for anything set in this era (the lamp-lit streets, the fashions, the socio-political stuff…), so…

Channel 4 confirms transmission date for Unspeakable

Channel 4 really does specialise in these short-run – sometimes one-off – dramas that explore topical and uncomfortable subjects in a slightly experimental, non-conformist way. Screenwriter David Nath, the man behind the tense The Watchman (see our review of that here) last year, is back with another one-off, this time dealing with a very uncomfortable…