Review: Shetland (S4 E3/6), Tuesday 27th February, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE We were left with a DNA shocker and a revenge attack by Thomas Malone in last week’s episode, and while the fall-out from those two events continued on Shetland this week, it was all about Tosh’s trip to Norway to investigate Sally McColl’s link with Først Energy. Advertisements

Review: Save Me (S1 E1/6), Wednesday 28th February, Sky Atlantic

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Sky Atlantic is more known for its HBO and Showtime imports than its UK originals, although it has been increasing its in-house productions year on year. Most recently we’ve had The Tunnel (good), Riviera (meh) and Tin Star (average) in the crime drama genre, but now we get Save Me: a six-part…

More4 confirms Belgian crime drama Rough Justice transmission date

After the success of Professor T last year on Channel 4’s Walter Presents strand, the channel (or at least its affiliate, More4, goes back to Belgium again with Rough Justice (or Coppers as it was known in its own country). Set in Antwerp, Superintendent Liese Meerhout (Hilde De Baerdemaeker) leads her close-knit team in the homicide…

BBC Four confirm transmission details for Below The Surface

One of the more eagerly awaited crime dramas of the year, Below The Surface has incredible pedigree behind the camera. The Killing’s Søren Sveistrup and Borgen’s Adam Price are executive producers (along with Meta Louise Foldager Sorensen (A Royal Affair)), and is created by Dicte’s Kasper Barfoed. It’s a veritable whos-who of Danish drama. BBC Four has been…

Review : Before We Die (S1 E7/10), Tuesday 27th February, Channel 4

NB Spoilers Inside The net is closing in on Christian this week in Before We Die, as Operation Krajina stalls whilst both the Mimicas and Organised Crime Unit begin to close in on their respective spies. Will the luckiest dishwasher in Sweden be able to get away with his life – and the girl?

Review : Collateral (S1 E3/4), Monday 26th February, BBC Two

NB Spoilers Inside We’re into the tail end of the series now with Collateral and it’s been a breakneck tour through the state of the nation, as perceived by playwright David Hare. Whilst some of the political elements have felt a little forced so far, the minutiae of the procedural side has been dealt with…

BBC America’s Killing Eve set for early April start

The BBC’s commercial US channel, BBC America, helps to transmit some of the corporation’s biggest hits to a US audience. However, the channel occasionally produces its own, original content, and the thriller series, Killing Eve, is one such series. With a fantastic pedigree in front of and behind the camera, it looks like a goodie. And…

Review: Endeavour (S5 E4/6), Sunday 25th February, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE In Colours – a title with at least two meanings – Morse has to tackle dark forces both in society and the army, with racial tensions bubbling under. But meanwhile, Fred and Win go ballroom dancing, while Morse has a spring in his step as he romances French photojournalist Claudine (Claire Ganaye). 

Review: Craith (S1 E8/8), Sunday 25th February, S4C

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Welsh crime drama Craith – only available on S4C at the moment (accessed for the likes of me in England via iPlayer) – has, in its seven previous episodes, proved itself to be one of the best of the year so far, telling the story of a dangerous manchild who kidnapped and murdered…

Review: Strike – Career Of Evil (S1 E1/2), Sunday 25th February, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE The BBC’s adaptations of JK Rowling’s Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike novels have proved a hit with viewers despite some odd scheduling. I honestly thought that these two and three-episode stories would be played out during holiday periods, like ITV’s Maigret (or perhaps strung together in one six-episode series), but no… we’ve had…

Review: Modus (S2 E5&6/8), Saturday 24th February, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Modus does get sillier and sillier as the weeks go by, but there’s still an addictiveness here – you want to find out if Helen Tyler is alive and who abducted her and why she was abducted. In these two episodes – the penultimate double-bill of the series – some of these…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 26th February – Sunday 4th March)

And so the madness continues. Another week rammed full of crime drama – some that are ending, some that are beginning. Most notable is Sky Atlantic’s Save Me, starring Lennie James and Stephen Graham, and The Assassination Of Gianni Versace, the next American Crime Story installment. Elsewhere, we say goodbye to Rebecka Martinsson and Strike.