BBC Four: Channel WILL continue to show crime drama acquisitions

Fans of BBC Four descended into panic mode earlier on this week when it was revealed that the channel would cease to commission any new shows. According to The Guardian newspaper, the channel would “cease commissioning new programmes and become an archive-focused channel as part of the ongoing significant cost-cutting drive across the corporation”. The…

Too Close on ITV: When is it on?

Too Close on ITV is set to be next big crime launch on the channel, and boasts a cracking trailer as well as a stellar cast. And now we know when it’s on. The three-part series focuses on the compelling and dangerous relationship between forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson) who is assigned to…

Unforgotten recommissioned for a fifth series by ITV

Unforgotten fans where left in emotional limbo last night, when the death of Cassie Stuart caused them to weep openly, as well as hope and pray for a new, fifth series. And now ITV has confirmed that Chris Lang will be back for a fifth run of the outstanding British crime drama. Furthermore, ITV said…

REVIEW Unforgotten (S4 E6/6)

There haven’t been many greater shocks in British detective TV than last week’s traumatic car crash in which Cassie was side-swiped by a speeding vehicle. Not only did it come completely out of the blue, but it also left so many unanswered questions – is the collision anything to do with the murder case? Could…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E2/7)

The all-new sixth series of Line Of Duty kicked off last week not with its customary bang, but more of an intriguing simmerer of a set-up that promised more explosive moments down the line. And in this second episode, you could say the same – there were callbacks aplenty, and also the first appearance of…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 29th March – Sunday 4th April)

It’s a sad week for Unforgotten fans, as series four’s finale airs on Monday. Will Cassie survive? Will there be another series? Elsewhere, we have Spanish procedural Bitter Daisies on Netflix and more new Line Of Duty and The Flight Attendant. Enjoy! 1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S6 E3/7On the strength of evidence…

David Tennant to star in new Steven Moffat thriller

Davdi Tennant has been confirmed to star in Steven Moffat’s new four-part drama, Inside Man. Tennant – who worked with Moffat on Doctor Who – will join Stanley Tucci, Dolly Wells and It’s A Sin’s Lydia Wells in the star-studded cast. The “captivating” follows a prisoner on death row in the US, a Vicar in…

ITV drops first trailer for Too Close

With Unforgotten almost at an end, it looks as though its replacement in the ITV schedules could be the three-part Too Close. And now we have our first – fantastic-looking – trailer. Too Close¬†focuses on the compelling and dangerous relationship between forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson) who is assigned to work with Connie…

REVIEW Unforgotten (S4 E5/6)

With the revelation that the victim Walsh was killed by a metal object in the head, it becomes pretty clear that all five in the car colluded in covering up the death. Intriguing little details about their lives start to come up. Ram Sidhu had been accused of using excessive force twice; Dean Barton’s real…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E1/7)

One of the most talked-about crime series in British history, and one of the highest-rated most kinetic viewing experiences known to audiences in the UK, Line Of Duty has been – thanks to COVID – on the back-burner for the best part of a year. Which, of course, means that anticipation for this new, sixth…