Review : Hard Sun (S1 E6/6), Saturday 10th February, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Let’s play a game. It’s called Something You Know meets Something You Don’t. It’s the core element at the heart of the elevator pitch, designed to get you on board with a creative idea using the least language in the shortest time possible. At its best, it can be an art form…

Review: Modus (S2 E1&2/8), Saturday 10th February, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE We’re back on familiar, Swedish territory on Saturday nights on BBC Four after the Gallic escapades of Laure Berthard and co in the excellent Spiral. Series one of Swedish show Modus – adapted from the novels of Anne Holt – was, I have to say, pretty much the first bang-average Scandinavian crime series we’ve…

Hans Rosenfeldt: Kim Bodnia said no to series four Bridge return

We often wondered if Kim Bodnia’s Martin Rohde would make a dramatic return for the fourth and final installment of The Bridge. It would make sense to come back for one last final hurrah, and would have been a really interesting plot-point: how would Saga deal with Martin’s return when she’s now with Henrik Sabroe?…

Jens Lapidus trilogy to be adapted for television

We’re almost drowning in crime drama at the moment, but the wheels just keep on turning. We receive news from Sweden that Jens Lapidus – one of the new wave of Scandinavian crime writers – is to have his trilogy adapted for television by the same production company that brought us The Bridge.