REVIEW: Sharp Objects (S1 E2/8)

  After last week’s superb opening episode of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, I couldn’t wait to dive back in and see how the tormented journalist, Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), would adjust to living with her strange mother, and how she would manage the toxic relationship between two. Last week we saw Camille return to her…

BBC releases new autumn drama trailer

Now the World Cup is done and dusted, attention turns to regular scheduling and the upcoming autumn season of crime drama. Yesterday the BBC released its new autumn drama trailer, full of treats like Doctor Who, Les Misérables and Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard. But forget those: there are a few bona fide crime dramas in among them….

Netflix releases new Stranger Things III teaser and images

Netflix is gearing up for the return of some of its biggest shows this autumn. But one that might not be returning this year is series three of Stranger Things, that immensely popular horror/crime mash-up. Series one premiered in 2016 and series two last year, so fans hoped that they would get series three this…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E1/6)

Welcome back, DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan – the most human cops on the box ­- you’ve been away too long. Let’s hope that three’s the charm. BAFTA nominee Nicola Walker (last seen transcending rather trite material in The Split) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (here, there and everywhere – and occasionally gracing the recent…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E1/5)

It’s not often that you find the main character in a so-called Nordic Noir get married in the first scenes of a new series. But this is Dicte, after all. Unlike her contemporaries, Dicte Svendsen (the excellent Iben Hjejle) is socially-adjusted, has friends, is funny, likes a smoke and a drink and is a bit headstrong….

INTERVIEW: Ioan Gruffudd, Harrow

In a recent interview, Welsh actor, Ioan Gruffudd said that he had been dying to play the sort of characters who appeared in Liar and now Harrow. In Harrow, Gruffudd plays Dr Daniel Harrow, a forensic pathologist with a total disregard for authority. He has an unfailing empathy for the dead which helps him solve even…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 16-Sunday 22nd July)

It’s pretty much as you were this week, with the likes of Sharp Objects, Unforgotten, Hidden, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Dicte continuing. Ioan Gruffudd’s new Australian drama, Harrow, begins on Friday, as does series three of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man. Elsewhere, we bid a fond farewell to Longmire – that perennially underrated Wyoming-set crime series….

INTERVIEW: Nicola Walker, Unforgotten

Chris Lang’s cold-case drama, Unforgotten, is the best British crime series currently on television. There’s just simply nothing to touch it. The Missing, maybe? Shetland perhaps? I think Unforgotten is probably the best of the bunch. Over two series it has consistently told strong stories in a sensitive and intelligent way, with core members of…

Kyra Sedgwick’s Ten Days In The Valley set for Alibi

Kyra Sedgwick is a bit of a ledge when it comes to crime drama (see her work in the long-running The Closer) for evidence, and her latest starring role – in Ten Days In The Valley – has garnered more good reviews. It looks as though it has found a UK home. According to TV…

Dirty John adds more cast members

We’re excited about forthcoming US series, Dirty John. Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. Season one (it has got a two-series order) is to tell the story of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiralled into secrets, denial and manipulation….

REVIEW: LA Noire

I know what you’re thinking – this is a TV and radio site! Computer games?!? Aren’t they for kids?? Well, since the very earliest iterations of game entertainment, crime drama has been a central theme that’s been used time and again. During the evolution of the console era in the 1990s, so-called ‘point and click’…