REVIEW Viewpoint (S1 E3/5)

We’ve already established that to really enjoy Viewpoint you have to suspend disbelief and just go with it. And I mean really suspend all disbelief and just let it happen. Because Viewpoint is just so riven with procedural dodginess, any police officers watching this will be having a heart attack. And, sorry to all those…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four confirms Blinded: Those Who Kill

We’re getting a new Nordic Noir in the coming weeks. Blinded: Those Who Kill is the Danish follow-up to Darkness: Those Who Kill. Once again starring Natalie Madueño as police profiler Louise Bergstein, the story goes back five years. Alice Ejbye’s 18-year-old son Markus was murdered by a serial killer who was never found. Alice…

REVIEW Viewpoint (S1 E2/5)

Last night’s opening episode of Viewpoint gave us an intriguing story influenced by Rear Window. Traumatised cop Martin Young (Noel Clarke, on fine form) was tasked with staking out missing schoolteacher Gemma Hillman’s apartment. To do this, he needed to more or less take over the home of single mum Zoe, who became increasingly fascinated…

REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E2/7)

Last week’s excellent opening episode of HBO’s new series Mare of Easttown took it’s sweet time to explore the titular location and it’s characters, rather than actually delving into any crime; instead, the show was setting out it’s stall early on as a forensic examination of family ties and the secrets they hide, before setting…

REVIEW Viewpoint (S1 E1/5)

Any series that boasts it has a touch of Rear Window about it is surely worth a look. One of my favourite movies, it’s one of Hitchcock’s finest and has a wonderful, iconic cast that was at the top of its game in 1954. And it was so much more than just a thriller about…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E6/7)

If it was any other series of Line Of Duty, episode six would signify the end of the series. However, with an extra episode tacked on to season six, and an almighty cliffhanger (another one!) to resolve, it’s just as well there was an episode seven. Last week, we saw Kate Fleming in a stand-off…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 26th April – Sunday 2nd May)

It’s a busy week in crime drama land. Not least because the series finale of Line Of Duty is aired next weekend. Elsewhere, look out for ITV’s new five-part thriller, Viewpoint – stripped across five nights. There’s also new Italian series Rocco Schiavone, Turkish drama, Fatma, and an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s The Innocent on…