The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 21st – Sunday 27th June)

This week, the seventh and final series of the excellent Bosch begins over on Amazon Prime Video, while we say farewell to The Whitstable Pearl on Acorn TV. Otherwise, in this summer of sport, things continue as they are. Enjoy! 1 Fargo *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S4 E8/11Loy cashes in a favour in an attempt to…

REVIEW Time (S1 E2/3)

There’s no doubt about it, Time is an outstanding drama in any genre. The way it plays with prison drama tropes to present a fully-rounded, 360º degree study of life in prison and what it does to people, as well as look closely at the consequences of crime, has been nothing short of a revelation….

NORDIC NOIR Faroese series Trom wraps filming

If there’s one series we can’t wait to see it’s Trom – the first drama from the Faroe Islands. And now, according the show’s star Ulrich Thomsen, it has wrapped filming. The six-part series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, a young Faroese woman who claims she is Hannis’…

NORDIC NOIR Partisan renewed for a second series

Swedish thriller series Partisan has been renewed for a second series. The Viaplay original told the story of an idyllic agricultural community, Jordnära, a seemingly perfect gated community. However, in series one newcomer Johnny (Fares Fares) becomes friends with Nicole and Maria, two teenage foster children. During the summer, Johnny gets more and more involved in…

NORDIC NOIR Premiere date for Hjerson confirmed

Last year we brought you news that Hjerson – a fictional character penned by a fictional character Ariadne Oliver, who is a mystery crime writer that appears in a number of Agatha Christie novels. According to Agatha Christie herself, Ariadne bears certain similarities to herself. Now we know when Hjerson will air in its native…

NORDIC NOIR BBC confirms Beck season eight with new trailer

We knew it was coming, but now the BBC has confirmed the return of Swedish series Beck with a new trailer. Series eight of the show – which comprises four feature-length films – will be once again shown on BBC Four this summer. The four new films, which were shown in its native Sweden in…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 14th – Sunday 20th June)

We say goodbye to the outstanding Time this week, but the good news is that we have something new, too – Polish series Raven on All4/Walter Presents. Enjoy! 1 Time *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*S1 E3/3Mark receives word that his father has passed away, and he is given the chance to leave prison…

More cast added to HBO’s The Staircase

The Staircase is the latest series coming to HBO Max, the cable channel’s streaming service. Based on the hit true-crime podcast and TV documentary series of the same name, it’s adding to its cast all the time. The eight-part series will star Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Juliette Binoche, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Sophie Turner….

The Sinner: Series four cast and plotlines announced

The anthology series, The Sinner, is on its way back. Broadcast on USA Network in the US and Netflix in the UK, we have some cast news and some plotlines. Series three sees a retired Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) still reeling from events in series three. He travels to Hanover Island in Northern Maine for…

BBC One announces The Trick starring Jason Watkins and Jerome Flynn

BBC One has announced a new, one-off thriller, produced by the makers of Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith. The Trick tells the story of world-renowned Professor Philip Jones; Director of Climate Research at the University of East Anglia, who back in 2009 found himself at the eye of an international media storm and the victim of…