There has been a lot of news this week, chiefly because the annual TV festival is happening in Edinburgh and channels like to break items throughout the frivolities.
One such nugget of news is that former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is returning to the channel with an intriguing-sounding four-part thriller.
Inside Man tells the story of a prisoner on death row in the US and a woman trapped in a cellar under an English vicarage, cross paths in the most unexpected way.
We have no idea if this going to be crime or not, and no doubt Moffat being Moffat there will be some wrinkles, so we’ll keep you posted.
Since the channel moved exclusively online, BBC Three has been impressive in its content – hard-hitting teen dramas and documentaries, as well as experimental comedy.
Now news reaches us that the channel has picked up the UK rights to Norwegian drama Nudes its first foreign-language drama.
Nudes is an anthology series about three different teenagers who, each in his or her own way is plunged deep into a life crisis due to leaked nudes and are forced to handle the situation to regain control of their own lives. So not necessarily a crime drama in the classic sense of the word, but a drama about the effects of a crime.
Sofia, 16, and Axel have sex at a party. The next day a film of them is sent around their school. She and her friends go on a pursuit in order to find out who filmed.
Ida, 14, meets a guy on Tinder. Later, she’s contacted by Jan, who tells her that a nude of her is posted on a closed forum. He can help her, but he needs something in return.
Viktor, 18, is accused of child pornography because of a film he’s posted on Snapchat. He tries to get Miriam to drop the charges, but his actions have huge consequences.
More news as we get it.
London-based gangland drama, Top Boy, was one of the British crime drama’s forgotten gems of the 2010s.
Originally shown on Channel 4 in 2011 and 2013, it disappeared without a trace. But Netflix picked it up and it has been in development ever since.
Now we know when it’s going to appear.
Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson are set to return as drug dealers Dushane and Sully respectively, while other previously confirmed cast members include David Omoregie aka rapper Dave, Michael Ward, Simbi ‘Little Simz’ Ajikawo and Shone Romulus.
Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking, Kola Bokinni and newcomer Hope Ikpoku are all lined up to appear in the London-set gang drama, which is the closest thing to The Wire the UK has ever produced.
The new episodes begin as Dushane returns to London after being in exile to team up with Sully to reclaim his place at the top of the city’s drug market.