ITV release first-look image from The Long Call

ITV has released the first image from Ann Cleeves-based drama, The Long Call. Lead actor Ben Aldridge has begun filming the four-part series, which follows Detective Inspector Matthew Venn, who has returned to live in a small community in North Devon with his husband, Jonathan. Matthew was brought up in the Barum Brethren before leaving to go…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four confirms repeat of The Killing

Originally broadcast in 2007 in its native Denmark and 2011 in the UK, The Killing is arguably one of the most influential crime dramas of all time. Now it’s coming back… in repeat form. Forbrydelsen introduced us to Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Lund who was on her last day with the Copenhagen police force, and about to…

Mindhunter: Could it be back for series three?

Mindhunter fans were up in arms when it was announced the series two of the excellent serial killer drama would likely be the last. But now reports claim that showrunner David Fincher and Netflix are in talks to bring the series back for a third run. In 2020, Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv…

REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E1/7)

Whilst most of us here in the UK were glued to our screens this past Sunday watching a certain show full of frenetic twists and turns, over the pond in the US, viewers were enjoying a new crime drama with a much more sedate pace in terms of narrative – but no less gripping –…

Acorn TV confirm transmission date for Whitstable Pearl

Based on acclaimed author Julie Wassmer’s much loved novels The Whitstable Pearl Mystery and Disappearance at Oare, Acorn TV’s Whitstable Pearl is just around the corner. Kerry Godliman  plays the lead Pearl Nolan, alongside Frances Barber and Howard Charles in the drama. Pearl Nolan is a big-hearted, local celebrity who runs the eponymous Whitstable Pearl restaurant, but her real passion lies in detective work, after her police…

Cast announced for Alibi’s Ragdoll

UK crime drama channel Alibi has joined forced with US cable service AMC for a new, six-part series. Based on the novel by Daniel Cole, the story revolves around the murder of six people whose bodies have been dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body. Deadline says: “Assigned to the shocking case…

Line Of Duty: What are the latest fan theories?

Line Of Duty really is going like the clappers, sucking diesel or whatever other Tedsim you can think of. With two consecutive cliffhangers and only two episodes left to go in what could be its final series, it’s only right we take a closer look at a series that is now attracted 15million viewers per…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E5/7)

Honestly? Is it even worth writing reviews for Line Of Duty anymore? Things are happening so quickly, the revelations coming so thick and fast, and the amount of callbacks and returning characters so dizzying and so manifest that’s it difficult to really know where you are. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The sheer…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 19th – Sunday 25th April)

Not long to go now before Line Of Duty finishes up its sixth series, but until then we have an intriguing-looking Kate Winslet crime drama from HBO – Mare Of Easttown. It looks great. Elsewhere, Devils finishes up, as does Welsh drama, Bregus. Enjoy! 1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S6 E6/7As AC-12 struggle…

Viewpoint on ITV: When is it on?

And we’re on to the next one. After the successes of Unforgotten and Too Close, ITV is set to roll out its next crime thriller, Viewpoint in the coming weeks. Based on an idea by Fleabag and Emmy award-winning director, Harry Bradbeer and co-created and written by Edgar award-winner Ed Whitmore, the five-part drama follows a tense…

REVIEW Too Close (S1 E3/3)

“Why aren’t the streets full of wrecked people?” Many people judge the endings of thrillers as an overall gauge of what a whole series is like. What is the big reveal like? Is there a killer twist? Is there a happy ending for the main characters? When it comes to ITV three-parter, Too Close, all…