REVIEW Bloodlands (S1 E2/4)

We always put a warning about spoilers in our reviews, and it’s none more important than in this week’s review of Bloodlands, the Northern Irish crime series. There was a killer twist at the end of this instalment that no doubt took your breath away. If you haven’t seen this episode yet, and don’t want…

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

This week, we say hello to Bryan ‘Breaking Bad‘ Cranston’s new crime drama, Your Honor, on Sky Atlantic, as well as Amsterdam Vice on Channel 4/All4. We also say farewell to ITV’s Marcella, as well as continue with big-hitters Unforgotten and Bloodlands. Enjoy! 1 Unforgotten *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S4 E2/6Cassie and Sunny identify four potential…

REVIEW Man In Room 301 (S1 E1&2/6)

We’re used to evocative, snow-bound Nordic Noirs on BBC Four on a Saturday night, but this new six-part Finnish series offers something slightly different. We’ve discussed what makes a Nordic Noir until the cows come home on this site, and there has been a sense recently that too many channels have tried to employ this…

Netflix announces transmission date for The One

British writer John Marrs’ book, The One, has gotten the Netflix treatment, and now we know when it will air on the streaming giant. The eight-part series series is set five minutes in the future, in a world where a DNA test can find your perfect partner – the one person you’re genetically predisposed to…

Line Of Duty series six: When is it on BBC One?

It’s the one many crime drama fans had been waiting for. BBC One has confirmed the transmission date for series six of Line Of Duty, and it’s sooner than you think. So mark that in your diaries – Sunday 21st March at 9pm on BBC One. In this new series, Kelly Macdonald guests stars as…

Netflix sets date for original Swedish drama Snabba Cash

Netflix has announced the global streaming date for its original Swedish financial thriller, Snabba Cash. The series is a six-parter based on Jens Lapidus’ novel series of the same name that’s set a decade after the events of the Easy Money movie trilogy adaptation. Taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, the show sees entrepreneur Leya (Evin Ahmad) borrowing…

Red Light: Carice van Houten and Maaike Neuville star in sex worker drama

The Dutch/Belgian series Red Light has debuted in Europe and has won rave reviews. The 10-episode series starring Carice van Houten and Maaike Neuville (who may recognise from De Twaalf) portrays three women with completely different background whose lives unexpectedly intertwine. Sylvia, a prostitute (van Houten), runs a brothel with her shady boyfriend/pimp in Antwerp’s…

Alibi announces series two of Traces

British forensics drama Traces will return to UKTV channel Alibi for a second series later this year. Series two will see Molly Windsor reprise her role as Emma Hedges, alongside Martin Compston as Daniel Macafee, Laura Fraser as Prof. Sarah Gordon, Jennifer Spence as Prof. Kathy Torrance and Michael Nardone as DCI Neil McKinven. Set in Scotland and exploring the world of SIFA, the Scottish Institute…

Easy Rawlins TV series in the pipeline

One of the most renowned and beloved crime writers Walter Mosely is getting his famous Easy Rawlins novels adapted for TV by Amblin. Deadline says that the series, based on the gritty detective novels, will “centre around Easy, a Black WWII Army veteran turned hard-boiled private eye. The show will be set in 1950’s Los…

The Bay: Why has Morven Christie quit the show?

Series two of ITV crime drama, The Bay, is edging towards its climax. The series stars Morven Christie as Family Liaison Officer (FLO) Lisa Armstrong, but Christie shocked fans earlier this week when the channel announced that she would not be returning for the already commissioned third series. Marsha Thomason will join the regular cast…

REVIEW Unforgotten (S4 E1/6)

Hold up a minute! We find out early in the first episode in the fourth series of this monumentally brilliant and mould-breaking series that DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) wants to retire from the police force? Say it isn’t so. That’s like the Queen saying: “Sod constitutional monarchy for a game of soldiers – I’m…