REVIEW DNA (S1 E3&4/8)

Danish series DNA continued apace tonight, with two new episodes that really bedded in and provided some intense procedural thrills and spills. As we suspected at the end of episode two, in Poland Julia’s boyfriend Tadek was indeed killed in a motorcycle accident. Back in Copenhagen, there was chaos. It was established that items of…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four acquires The Valhalla Murders

BBC Four has confirmed its next Nordic Noir. Returning to Iceland, The Valhalla Murders was earmarked for Netflix, but the Truenorth and Mystery Productions series is now heading to BBC Four’s 9pm-Saturday-Night slot. The story centres on police profiler Arnar, sent back home from Norway to his native Iceland to investigate the country’s first serial…

REVIEW The Sister (S1 E4/4)

The final episode of ITV’s chiller-thriller, The Sister, concluded tonight and the remaining questions all centred around Nervous Nathan and Bad Bob. After last night’s twist – Bob had engineered Elise Fox’s death (ie murdered her) in the hope of creating a ghost – and even though Nathan was exonerated of any guilt in her…

REVIEW The Sister (S1 E3/4)

I honestly thought this series wasn’t touching the sides. And yet, after I wrote my review of last night’s episode, I’ve been thinking about it all day. I’ve been thinking about how much the paranormal will influence the outcome of this whodunit and I’ve been thinking about whether one of these main characters is indeed…

REVIEW The Sister (S1 E2/4)

The second episode of Neil Cross’s psychological thriller The Sister continued tonight on ITV, with Nathan’s predicament getting more serious with every minute. You may remember that in last night’s opening episode, old ‘friend’ Bob appeared out of the blue telling him that a construction company were about to dig up some nearby woods to…

BBC Studio to adapt CJ Tudor’s The Chalk Man

BBC Studios is adapting British author CJ Tudor’s The Chalk Man into a six-part TV series. Set in 1986, it tells the story of Eddie and his friends, who are on the verge of adolescence and spending their days biking in search of adventure. The chalk men are their secret code, stick figures they draw…

Sky Atlantic name transmission date for Trackers

Are you ready for some Mzansi Noir? Adapted from acclaimed author Deon Meyer’s crime novel, Trackers features three stories colliding explosively in Cape Town in an action-packed thriller featuring organised crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, black rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot. In rural Loxton, South Africa, Lemmer (James Gracie) reluctantly embarks on…

REVIEW The Sister (S1 E1/4)

Neil Cross is an award-winning crime novelist and the man behind Luther, a global hit. Now his novel Burial is getting the TV treatment. Now renamed The Sister, it stars Russell Tovey as Nathan, a nervous, boy-next-door sort of guy who gets a visit out of the blue from Bob. An old friend or something…