Filming begins on series seven of Grantchester

Filming has begun on the seventh season Grantchester, with Robson Green returning as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport. This series is set in the long hot summer of 1959 and wedding season is in full swing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. As the Reverend Will Davenport unites happy couples in…

Cast announced and first-look images released for Graham Norton crime novel adaptation

Brenda Fricker, Siobhán McSweeney, Charlene McKenna, Helen Behan and Pauline McLynn cast alongside Conleth Hill in ITV’s four part adaptation of Graham Norton’s bestselling novel Holding. Brenda Fricker will return to television to star alongside Conleth Hill in ITV’s four part adaptation based upon Graham Norton’s debut novel. She is joined by leading Irish actors…

BBC announced cast and shares first-look image for Sherwood

Casting has been announced and the first pictures from set revealed, as filming gets underway on James Graham’s new BBC One drama, Sherwood.  Inspired in part by real events and set in the Nottinghamshire mining village where Graham grew up, at the heart of Sherwood lie two shocking and unexpected killings that shatter an already…

Dexter releases new trailer and announces transmission date

One of crime drama’s big hitters is returning later this year after a decade-long hiatus. Dexter, starring Michael C Hall, is back with a new series and Showtime, its US home, has now released a trailer. Dexter: New Blood is set in the snowy wastelands for a 10-part series. And we also know when it’s…

REVIEW Baptiste (S2 E2/6)

After last week’s intriguing and rather gripping first part of the story, I think it’s safe to say that Baptiste is well and truly back. Which is a good thing, because this second series really has the feel of series one of The Missing, where Julien Baptiste was first introduced and where we saw parent…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 26th July – Sunday 1st August)

It’s really quite a quiet week in crime drama land, although we are expecting some good new stuff throughout August, and then of course the new autumn season starts in September. Enjoy! 1 Baptiste *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S2 E3/6Emma isn’t interested in Julien’s theory that Alex was shot not by Islamic terrorists, but by the Far…

REVIEW Beck (S8 E4/4)

With Beck facing up to his mortality, and questions being raised about his conduct of an old case, will this be the last we see of Stockholm’s gloomiest detective?  As this brief season comes to an end, we’re given even more direct suggestions that Martin Beck might not be long for this world – in…

Martin Compston lands lead role in new ITV thriller Our House

Martin Compston is a busy man now that Line of Duty is on a hiatus. The Scottish actor has now been announced by ITV as one of theleads in a four-part adaptation of Lousie Candlish’s best-selling novel, Our House. Joining Compston in the series is Tuppence Middleton, Rupert Penry-Jones and Weruche Opia. The story goes…

REVIEW Baptiste (S2 E1/6)

You could argue that Julien Baptiste is perhaps the forgotten man of British crime drama. Becoming a much-loved character in Harry and Jack Williams’ The Missing, he got his own spin-off series. But that was a disappointment, and The Missing first aired in 2014. We’re already two years on from the first series of Baptiste…

REVIEW Beck (S8 E3/4)

As Beck undergoes medical examination after collapsing, his team forges on without him – but dissension in the ranks and political interference threaten to derail the investigation of a murder.  Last week, Martin Beck had a funny turn on his balcony, and we’re not talking about barmy neighbour Grannen. So what’s the matter, and how…

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

This week we say farewell to Beck for the time being, but other than that we’re in a holding pattern – Baptiste, Limetown, Nordic Murders etc. We do get series two of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries on Acorn TV and Spanish series Sky Rojo on Netflix. Enjoy! 1 Beck *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN…