REVIEW: The Capture (S1 E4/6)

This is the episode that The Capture turned into The Matrix. Yes, you heard me correctly. The Matrix. Before we get to that proclamation, there was some stuff to get through. A lot of stuff. We last saw Shaun Emery (Callum Turner, surely going through the worst week known to humankind) surveying the body of…

REVIEW: The Capture (S1 E3/6)

I’ve finally found time to catch up with The Capture, BBC One’s hi-tech enjoyable, pacey thriller. The last I saw of it, prime suspect Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) had been led into a posh Belgravia mansion house, which was revealed to be the lair of some sort of shady US intelligence operation. Even though DI…

REVIEW: The Flatey Enigma (S1 E4/4)

And so we get to the end of Icelandic series, The Flatey Enigma. There was a lot to tie up in this series finale, and it was interesting to chat to series writer Margrét Örnólfsdóttir in an edition of our podcast this week, who explained that this series couldn’t be more different to Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson’s…

REVIEW: A Confession (S1 E4/6)

It’s time to catch-up with ITV’s six-part series detailing the investigation into the real-life murders of Sian O’Callaghan and Becky Godden. We knew that trouble was brewing for DCI Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman) after he had broken the rules when it came to interviewing prime suspect, Christopher Halliwell. But for this first part of the…

Andrew Scott to take the lead in Showtime’s Ripley

One of the show we can’t wait for in 2020 is the new adaptations of the late, great Patricia Highsmith’s quintet of Tom Ripley novels. The series – written by Steven Zaillian and simply called Ripley – has been formally received an eight-episode order from its US home, cable channel Showtime. And now we know…

New Swedish Arctic thriller Thin Ice set for 2020

Yes, we love a good Scandi crime drama and the good news is that they just keep on coming. According to Expressen, Thin Ice (Tunn Is) will be with us in 2020. The series is described as a suspense drama set in a ‘grand Arctic environment’. It starts when a research vessel is attacked outside…

S4C confirms Craith series two transmission date

We at The Killing Times Towers have earmarked series two of excellent Welsh crime drama, Craith (Hidden), and have been keeping an ear to the ground to find out when it will transmit. Now we know. The series, set in Snowdonia in North Wales, sees the return of DCI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) and DS…

REVIEW: Peaky Blinders (S5 E6/6)

After the explosive and heart-rending pay-off in series four – the routing of the Italian-American Changretta Mafia cell and the agonising death of Alfie Solomons – this season was always going to be the ‘difficult follow-up album’. After all, in real life Sir Oswald Mosley had a banal end, dying at the grand old age of 84…