Shetland resumes filming series six and seven

We do love a bit of Shetland here at The Killing Times. And the good news is that series six and seven have resumed filming on the islands. Director Isabelle Sieb took to social media to let fans know that production had begun. Showing an image of clipboards in the background, she said: “Gearing up…

REVIEW Fargo (S4 E5/11)

As I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions in the past, there’s really nothing quite like Fargo on television. Really and truly, it has provided me with so many great things over the years, whether it’s character or scenes or even, yes, whole series. Its unpredictability often makes for exciting viewing, with sequences and characters so bold…

REVIEW Time (S1 E1/3)

It’s the noise first. The constant noise. Then the sudden denial of space. Then the unrelenting grey and the metal, oozing rancour from every pore. This is what you get from the opening scenes of Jimmy McGovern’s new three-part prison drama, Time, as Mark Cobden (Sean Bean) is taken to jail. In the beginning, we’re…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 7th – Sunday 13th June)

There are some treats to enjoy this week, not least the likes of continuing series Time and Fargo. Netflix’s French art heist caper, Lupin, returns for its second series and, if you have it, Disney+ may have something for you, too – The Gloaming from Australia. Then, look out for Irish thriller, Smother, on Alibi,…

ITV announces new Adrian Dunbar crime drama Ridley

Adrian Dunbar is, of course, already a member of the Crime Drama Hall Of Fame thanks to his performance as the iconic Ted Hastings in Line Of Duty. Now we’re hearing he’s to star in a new ITV crime series, Ridley. The four-part series will introduce us to charismatic Detective Inspector Alex Ridley, who is…

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S1 E1/6)

The inexorable march of the Welsh crime thriller continues, thanks to this new, six-part series on S4C. Penned by the prolific Fflur Dafydd, the brilliant creative mind involved with the likes of 35 Awr and 35 Dirwnod, Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum in English) threatens to provide another neat spin on the genre. Quietly, Welsh crime…

REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E7/7)

Wow. OK. They did it. They actually did it. In 2021, a crime drama actually managed to deliver a satisfactory conclusion to its story. Well, satisfactory for the viewers – not so much the characters, but we’ll get to that. And in doing so, Mare of Easttown immediately becomes the one to beat as front-runner…