REVIEW: Line Of Duty (S5 E1/6)

Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) is a very worried man. Not only has all hell broken out on his patch with an armed police convoy transporting a £10 million-pound heroin seizure for incineration hijacked, and three firearm officers dead, he also has what 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon would call ‘a home toilet situation’. Aimlessly flicking at the…

BBC One confirms transmission date for The Victim

We’ve known four-part Scottish series, The Victim, has been thrust into the limelight in the last week or so, which meant that its transmission date was just around the corner. Now we know when it’ll be. Fifteen years after her son’s murder, Anna Dean (Kelly Macdonald) arrives at Edinburgh High Court for the start of…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 1st – Sunday 7th April)

Line Of Duty dominates proceedings again this week, although we’ve taken the decision not to publish synopsis of the next episode because it’s such a twisty-turny show and we don’t want to give anything away. Elsewhere, were do have some new stuff – series three of Follow The Money starts on BBC Four next weekend,…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E2/6)

Last week, we were introduced to the characters in The Bay, a six-part series with two missing, twin teens at its heart. Its main character, DI Lisa Armstrong (Morven Christie), a Family Liaison Officer tasked with looking after the distraught Merchant family. Except there was a bump in the road: Lisa had drunkenly had sex…

BBC Four confirm Follow The Money series three transmission date

We’ve had a bit of a break on BBC Four from the crime genre during the past few weeks, but now we’re ready to go again. Danish series, Follow The Money (Bedrag) will now fill that whole in a week or so’s time. Across the course of the 10 episodes, the series shifts from white-collar…

The Bridge gets a Serbian/Croat remake

The Bridge really is the crime series that really does keep on giving. So far, we’ve had six spin-offs of the series: US/Mexico, UK/France, Germany/Austria, Russia/Estonia and Malaysia/Singapore. And now news reaches us that there will be a seventh. As we all know by now, the series revolves around what happens when a dead body…

Netflix confirms Quicksand transmission date

We’ve been following the trajectory of Störst av Allt  (Quicksand), Netflix’s first ever Swedish original series. And it’s just around the corner. Based on Malin Persson Giolito’s best-selling novel and adapted by The Bridge’s Camilla Ahlgren, Quicksand tells the story of a tragedy at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, where a normal high school student, Maja Norberg,…

Walter Presents teases German series Bad Banks

Bad Banks sounds like it’s a very topical financial thriller, full of twists and turns set within some enormous financial institutions. The six-part German series is coming to Channel 4/All4 thanks to Walter Presents, and has won a stack of awards in its native Germany. After being wrongly fired, young and ambitious Jana is quickly…

BBC releases first victim trailer for The Victim

Last week we brought you news about a BBC Scotland series that will be premiering across the network on BBC One. Kelly Macdonald plays Anna Dean in The Victim, whose nine-year-old son was murdered 15 years ago. She is accused of revealing her son’s killer’s new identity online and conspiring to have him murdered. Has…

Marcella begins series three production; adds plotlines

Yes, Marcella is back. The Hans Rosenfeldt series, starring Anna Friel, has begun production on its third and final series, ITV says. Following on from the dramatic conclusion of the previous series, the new eight-parter sees Marcella in Belfast as an undercover detective. She has taken on a new identity, Keira, and has infiltrated the…

Death In Paradise producers to adapt Our House novel

We all know that Death In Paradise has been insanely successful, and it will continue to be for a while yet, but the production company behind it is to sink its teeth into a new project: adapting Louise Candlish’s novel, Our House. According to Deadline, Red Planet productions had ‘ambitious plans’ for the adaptation. Our…