REVIEW Yr Amguedffa (S1 E5/6)

I’m calling this now: Yr Amguedffa is the craziest, most fun, most bonkers crime drama you’ll see all year. Just when you think it’s going in one direction, it careers off onto another entirely unexpectedly. There’s some mad, warped genius behind this, and this episode – the penultimate pennod – revealed so much and then…

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S1 E4/6)

After last week’s episode of Yr Amgeuddfa (episode three, I should say… S4C seems to have dropped a cheeky fourth episode in the middle of last week, before its regular Sunday-night slot) I needed a cold shower. The twists, and the turns and the revelations came thick and fast in a breathless crime drama tsunami….

Channel 5 releases first trailer for Lie With Me

Channel 5 has released the first trailer for Lie With Me, which starts in a matter of weeks. Charlie Brooks stars as Anna Fallmont and the story centres on the chilling tale of Anna and her family who move to Australia after infidelity rocks her marriage. They hire a young local nanny who isn’t as innocent…

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S3 E3/6)

At the beginning of the middle episode of this series I began screaming at the television. By the end of it by I was saying “wow”, utterly breathless. After three episodes Yr Amgueddfa really did catch fire and suddenly became a must-watch, addictive affair where you couldn’t wait to see what happens next. And it…

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S1 E2/6)

Fflur Dafydd’s six-part thriller Yr Amgueddfa laid down some intriguing markers in its opening episode (yes, I know I’m late on this but I’ve had a stressful, busy couple of weeks and haven’t had a chance to write down my thoughts). Lest we forget, Yr Amgueddfa tells the story of museum boss Della who launches…

BBC Two releases new images for The North Water

We can’t wait for The North Water, the dark period drama starring Stephen Graham and Colin Farrell. The new photos feature Jack O’Connell as Patrick Sumner, Farrell as Henry Drax, and Graham as Captain Brownlee, alongside Tom Courtenay as Baxter, seen here in character for the first time. The North Water also stars Peter Mullan,…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four confirms transmission date for Beck

We knew it was coming, but Beck finally has a transmission date. BBC Four has confirmed that the first of four new films – Undercover – will air in early July. In Undercover, a young boy has been found murdered and Beck and the group’s investigation leads them to a narcotics network. Beck: Saturday 3rd…

NORDIC NOIR Netflix releases first trailer for The Chestnut Man

Søren Sveistrup’s novel The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) is coming to Netflix this autumn and now the streaming giant has released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated series. The Chestnut Man takes place in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery on a stormy October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered…

REVIEW Time (S1 E3/3)

Jimmy McGovern’s Time has been a tough but compelling and extremely engrossing watch for two episodes, charting as it has two men’s stint inside an unforgiving prison: Mark Cobden, a prisoner who killed a man after driving home one night drunk, and Eric McNally, a prison guard forced into illegal activities to protect his son….