The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 30th April – Sunday 6th May)

 

It’s something I’d never thought I’d type, but this week’s 10 Best is dominated by the Belgians. Salamander and Rough Justice continues, and Tabula Rasa starts on Channel 4/All4. Elsewhere, Netflix has managed to get its hands on a whole bunch of series of the original Prime Suspect. Enjoy! Continue reading The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 30th April – Sunday 6th May)

REVIEW: The City & The City (S1 E4/4)

 

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We reach the conclusion of The City & The City, as Borlú desperately attempts to find the connection between the disappearance of his own wife and the murder of Mahalia. With his closest allies turning against him, can he uncover the truth in both cases and bring the guilty to justice before it’s too late?

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Channel 4/All4 announces launch date for Belgian series Tabula Rasa

 

We’ve spoken about the (welcome) increase in Belgian crime drama to our shores – what with the likes of Professor T, Salamander, 13 Commandments and Rough Justice – and now the Walter Presents brand has announced that ANOTHER new Belgian import will be hitting our screens very soon. Continue reading Channel 4/All4 announces launch date for Belgian series Tabula Rasa

Transmission date for The Bridge IIII confirmed

 

It has been a long time coming – too long a time coming. But now we know and I’m not going to waffle on because everyone’s keen to get on with it, so simply go over the jump to find out when series four of The Bridge will be broadcast on BBC Two. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

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David Fincher, stars return to series two of Mindhunter; Atlanta child murders to be the focus

Netflix’s Mindhunter took the crime drama world by storm last year (it also won our Crime Drama Of The Year, which you can read here), thanks to its bold and subversive exploration of the serial killer and psychopathy. It boasted enviable teams in front of and behind the camera, which boasted playwright Joe Penhall and Oscar-winning director David Fincher. As series two begins production, news reaches us that all the main players are back onboard, and that includes Fincher. Continue reading David Fincher, stars return to series two of Mindhunter; Atlanta child murders to be the focus

HBO releases first trailer for Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

Two-thousand-and-eighteen is shaping up to be quite a year for crime drama. Not only have we had some returning big hitters like Spiral and the imminent The Bridge, the new stuff has been pretty impressive, too. The next really big one to look out for is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects – the excellent novel the preceded her break-out hit, Gone Girl. Now there’s a trailer – the first – that not only sets the scene but also reveals the month of transmission. Continue reading HBO releases first trailer for Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th April)

We say goodbye to two big shows this week – the American Crime Story (we’ll have a series review up next week) and David Morrissey’s enigmatic The City & The City both bid farewell. There’s also a new paranormal-tinged investigative drama on the radio this week, starring Nicola Walker. But really, this is the week is all about when British viewers will find out when series four of The Bridge is on… enjoy! Continue reading The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th April)

REVIEW: Salamander: Blood Diamonds (S2 E3&4/12)

Last week’s opening two episodes of series two of Belgian crime drama Salamander (subtitled Blood Diamonds) required patience and a good look back at series one – it had been gone for so long, it took time to familiarise yourself with existing characters and get to grips with the new story (and indeed characters). This new story, concerning diamond smuggling from fictional African country Kitana by a murderous general, saw Chief Inspector Paul Gerardi (Filip Peeters) once again thrust into the heart of a conspiracy that threatened the return of his nemesis – that shady, all-pervasive group called Salamander. Continue reading REVIEW: Salamander: Blood Diamonds (S2 E3&4/12)

REVIEW: The City & The City (S1 E3/4)

 

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The City & The City hit some rough terrain last week after it’s initially smooth start, as the search for Mahalia’s killer moved to Ul Qoma and… well, very little happened. With Borlú’s time running out in the sister city, can he uncover the truth about Orciny and it’s role in what happened to Mahalia – and his wife?

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Five things about The Alienist – out today on Netflix

 

Starting today (Thursday 19th April), The Alienist – originally appearing on TNT in the US – makes its debut on Netflix. It’s a Victorian-era, 10-episode procedural series with a bit of difference – it not only has a strong serial killer/procedural element but it also looks at the nascent and developing world of criminal profiling and psychology. Continue reading Five things about The Alienist – out today on Netflix