Vote for your favourite crime dramas of the year

Well, we’ve had our say, now it’s time to tell us yours. Did you agree with our Top 20 Crime Dramas Of The Year (you can have a look here, here, here and here)? Were there shows not in the Top 20 that you felt should be? Was there anything not mentioned at all? Tell us…

Review: Spiral (S6 E1&2/12), Saturday 30th December, BBC Four

NB. SPOILERS INSIDE Finally, or rather enfin as the French say, Spiral is back, and we can plunge once again into the murky world of the Parisian justice system, and the convoluted private lives of the unorthodox flics we have come to love.

The Killing Times Top 20 Crime Dramas Of The Year: Part four, 5-1

Here we go, then. It’s time for the crème de la crème, the dog’s bollocks, the grand fromages – the top five crime dramas of the year, and the ones that really stood out for us. This year has seen plenty of quantity but perhaps not the overall quality of previous years, but these top five are…

Review: The Tunnel (S3 E3&4/6), Sky Atlantic/Now TV

NB. SPOILERS INSIDE Well, that escalated quickly. The Tunnel certainly doesn’t mess about with meandering plotlines, as we were swiftly introduced to the main villain alongside a spate of grisly murders, shocking cliffhangers (literally), and Elise and Karl at odds over her obsession with an old case. I could barely get a sip of tea…

Hans Rosenfeldt: The Bridge IV inspired by refugee crisis

The brilliant Hans Rosenfeldt, the man behind The Bridge, always talks of the ‘second story’ when answering questions about the differences between Scandinavian crime dramas and those from, say, the UK or the US. The ‘second story’ refers that strong socio-political context that fires much of the best output from the region. Now, with the…

The Killing Times Top 20 Crime Dramas Of The Year: Part two, 15-11

Yesterday, we started our countdown of the Top 20 Crime Dramas Of The Year, and there were some high-profile omissions – Witnesses, Peaky Blinders, The Sinner and a few more. Now we continue with the next five on our list, and there’s another surprise in store today…

RÚK releases first footage from series two of Trapped

Filming doesn’t end until way after Christmas, but Iceland’s RVK Studios gave all fans of Trapped a Christmas treat yesterday – it released the first trailer from series two on its facebook page. Well, it’s not really a trailer, but more of a snippet. Take a look after the jump…

Merry Christmas From The Killing Times

Direct from the towers of The Killing Times, we would like to extend a hearty Merry Christmas – or, as our favourite Northern Irish member of AC-12 would say, “Frankly, son, I wish you a Merry Christmas”. Here’s to family, friends and lashings of festive crime drama. See you on the other side… stand by for…

Review: Maigret In Montmartre, Sunday 24th December, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Last year, ITV took the bold step of scheduling Maigret’s Dead Man on Christmas Day. Now, for the fourth Maigret film starring Rowan Atkinson, the channel hasn’t gone for the Christmas Day option, instead giving us a seasonal treat on Christmas Eve. And Maigret In Montmartre is a festive treat indeed.