REVIEW Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders (S2 E1&2/8)

The Swedish series Rebecka Martinsson returned to the UK tonight (Friday January 8) for its second series. It feels like a long time since we’ve seen the urban-prosecutor-turned-hometown-sleuth, but it’s immediately obvious things have changed considerably since the last time we saw the show. Ida Engvoll has vacated the lead role and has been replaced…

BOXSET REVIEW A Teacher (S1)

The pandemic might have restricted most people from office work this past year, but television is still happily serving up those “water-cooler” moments that used to occupy such environments with hushed conversations across the country. The latest of these derives from A Teacher, which has been generating a significant volume of column inches (or perhaps…

NORDIC NOIR Walter Presents announces Danish thriller Deliver Us

It’s going to be a busy year for Walter. The foreign-language brand who has a home on Channel 4 and All4 in the UK, has announced another acquisition: Danish thriller Deliver Us (Fred til lands). On the surface, this provincial town looks like most other small towns. But other towns don’t have citizens like Mike….

Filming begins on Welsh crime drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum)

Upcoming crime drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum) has begun production, S4C tells us. Transmitting on the Welsh-language channel, Yr Amgueddfa, is set in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff and takes viewers into the dark and dangerous world of art crime. It’s written by award-winning screenwriter and Killing Times favourite, Fflur Dafydd. Dela Howells…

Craith/Hidden renewed for third and final series

We could all do with some good news, and thankfully it looks increasingly like television is the place to find it. This morning S4C and BBC Cymru Wales announced that it had renewed superior Welsh crime drama Craith (Hidden) for a third and final series. “Hidden has been a superb returning series for BBC Wales…