REVIEW: Baghdad Central (S1 E6/6)

There’s no doubt about it in my eyes: Baghdad Central has been one of the crime dramas of the year so far. It’s been a hugely watchable and intense combination of familiar police procedural and a quickly-developing war drama, where loyalties have been stretched and survival in tough, lawless conditions has been paramount. In this…

REVIEW: McDonald & Dodds (S1 E2/2)

When programme planners come up with a new series, how much thought do they put into the titles? With detective shows, it often seems like the answer is ‘not much’. A cop show featuring New York’s finest, Starsky and Hutch? We’ll call it ‘Starsky and Hutch’. The female equivalent? ‘Cagney and Lacey’. The UK equivalent?…