The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 1st – Sunday 7th February)

In the same week we say goodbye to The Investigation, we get another Danish crime series – Deliver Us. Also on the agenda this week is new Anglo-Italian series ZeroZeroZero (from Gamorrah’s Roberto Saviano) and new four-part British thriller The Drowning on Channel 5. Plus, there’s a double-bill of Death In Paradise, which brings back…

REVIEW Spiral (S8 E9&10)

With desperate gangster Cisco’s planned robbery looming, he sends his psycho son Titi to tie up some loose ends – will informant Bilal and street kid Suleymane get the chop? To be honest, we’re not too bothered about these low-lives, we’re obviously much more concerned about whether disgraced cop Gilou will be able to redeem…

REVIEW : The Investigation (S1 E3&4/6)

We left The Investigation last week in a state of complete reversal to most criminal cases – the suspect was in custody, but there was no evidence of a crime to convict him. Without physical proof to contradict his bizarre story, the chances of a murder conviction seemed unlikely. But then, a grim discovery in…

Jamie Dornan cast in BBC One’s The Tourist

Harry and Jack Williams’ next thriller – The Tourist for BBC One – has announced that Jamie Dornan will take the lead role in the six-part series. Dornan will star as a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to…

REVIEW The Bay (S2 E2/6)

Here we go then for episode two of The Bay (if you’re in the UK and want to binge it all, you can do so on the ITV Hub), a series that wasn’t an obvious choice for a second run. We saw in the opening episode family liaison officer Lisa Armstrong investigate a new case,…

REVIEW The Serpent (S1 E5/8)

This period crime drama from the 1970s – which brings to life the true-crime case of serial killer and conman Charles Sobhraj – has got better and better and better as the series has developed. Each episode is now a masterclass in how to produce suspense and tension. Furthermore, this series has presented a 360-degree…

REVIEW Spiral (S8 E7&8/10)

The plot’s bubbling along nicely now as Gilou has sussed out Cisco’s plans. But as they seem to involve a suicidal attack on a gang of drug dealers, we don’t hold out much hope for a happy ending for Gilou, caught in the crossfire between cops and robbers.  In fact, as Gilou has been recruited…

REVIEW : The Investigation (S1 E1&2/6)

The circumstances around the gruesome murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall back in 2017 were sadly strange enough to elicit press coverage around the world. Unfortunately, a large part of the media’s morbid interest in the case at the time lay more with her murderer rather than the victim herself. This kind of grim fascination…

Channel 5 confirms air date for The Drowning

In our mahoosive crime drama preview for 2021, we mentioned that Channel 5 had a bunch of new crime dramas and thrillers ready for the new year. Now we know when one of them will begin. The Drowning stars Jill Halfpenny as Jodie, a mother still recovering from the loss of her son who went…

REVIEW The Serpent (S1 E4/8)

We’ve reached the half-way stage of this excellent, intoxicating, terrifying crime drama, and it’s safe to say that just when you thought things couldn’t get any more tense, the levels got ratcheted up a level. Throughout the three previous episodes, The Serpent has presented us with dual timelines – ones that have respectively shown serial…