Review: Below The Surface (S1 E5&6/8), Saturday 24th March, BBC Four

We’re back with Below The Surface – the Danish hostage drama – after last week’s enforced absence. Two weeks ago, the series established (thanks to some procedural work by police officers SP and Clausen) that there were links to the hostage takers on the outside – a garage had been found with something important in it,…

Before We Die recommissioned for second series

Good news. Barely had the first series of Before We Die finished on Channel 4, confirmation has come from Sweden that a second series has been greenlit and work on it has begun. It has been a year since the first series ended in Sweden so there has been some anticipation for this piece of…

Review: Save Me (S1 E5/6), Wednesday 28th March, Sky Atlantic

We’ve gone through the mill with Save Me – Lennie James’ often-superb, sometimes excruciating urban noir – but with only two episodes to go you got a sense that we had only just scratched the surface of a wound so rancid and pus-ridden, you almost wished it didn’t have to go there. But Nelly’s redemption is…

Finnish crime series, Deadwind, takes country by storm

We always like to keep an eye out across the Scandinavian and Nordic countries for the potential next big crime hits, and news reaches us of a new Finnish series called Deadwind that has been a huge success in its own country. More news after the jump…

Connie Britton to star in Dirty John TV adaptation

It was bound to happen sooner or later: a TV series not based on a book or an original script, but a podcast. Over the past five years, we’ve seen the true crime genre in the podcast world really explode, thanks to Serial and the like. now one of the most popular and most talked-about…

BBC Four reschedules Below The Surface

On Saturday we brought you the news that episodes five and six of Danish hostage drama, Below The Surface, had been postponed by BBC Four after the terrorist attack in France a day or so earlier. Surprisingly, many people were angry and upset, but the good news is that the episodes have been rescheduled and…

BBC Four pulls Below The Surface in the wake of French terrorist attack

Sad news to report. In light of yesterday’s terrorist attack and subsequent tragic hostage situation in France yesterday, BBC Four has pulled Danish thriller, Below The Surface, from tonight’s schedules. The Marion Cotillard film, Two Days, One Night, will take its place. The episodes will be rescheduled at a later date. We will, of course,…