REVIEW Des (S1 E3/3)

The third and final episode of Des – which has been a huge critical and ratings success – entered the final phase of the case to bring Dennis Nilsen to justice. Last night, the killer’s game took a new twist when he pleaded diminished responsibility. All the prosecution now had to prove was that his…

ITV confirms Honour transmission date

Fresh from its success with true-crime adaptation, Des, ITV has announced the transmission date for its next big crime drama, that’s also based on real-life events. The two-part Honour stars Keeley Hawes as the real-life detective who brought five killers to justice in the heartbreaking true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner murdered for…

Scandi Noir: Cry Wolf gets transmission date in Denmark

One of the Danish shows we featured in our Autumn/Winter preview was Cry Wolf (previously called A Family Case). Now we know when it’s going to start in its native Denmark. It tells the story of a 14-year-old girl, who writes a school assignment accusing the grandfather of serious violence, and the system responds harshly…

The Investigation: new trailer released

If ITV’s Des is currently wetting your whistle, stand by for another high-profile true crime adaptation. Denmark’s The Investigation (Efterforskningen)  – which will be broadcast by the BBC later in the year – and looks set to be another emotional rollercoaster. Last week, Danish channel TV2 released the first (wordless) teaser, now it has released another,…

Søren Sveistrup’s The Chestnut Man begins filming

Filming has begun on Netflix series, The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden), a series based on The Killing creator, Søren Sveistrup’s novel of the same name. The Chestnut Man takes place in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery on a stormy October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered in a…