REVIEW Hollington Drive (S1 E1/4)

Starring Anna Maxwell-Martin and Rachael Stirling, and written and created by Sophie Petzal, Hollington Drive is a four-part series that plunges us into the realms of domestic noir; that sub-genre that features people who seemingly have everything, live in suburbia but all is not as it seems. In this instance, Theresa (Maxwell-Martin) and Fraser (Rhashan…

BBC confirms transmission date for Paris Police 1900

Saturday night on BBC Four used to be a real thing for fans of foreign-language crime drama. Sadly it isn’t as much of a thing these days, but the channel still has one or two series up its sleeve. The next cab off the rank is not Nordic Noir – it’s from France, and it’s…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E6/6)

I’m always interested in how big series choose to end series, and with Vigil we had a really divisive ending. After all the hairum-scarum thrills at the end of episode five, the scene was set for some truly good stuff. Except it never quite panned out that way, instead choosing to go down a road…

REVIEW Vigil (S1 E5/6)

Well I’m a bit late on this but seeing as though I’ve reviewed four episodes of this submarine drama, I might as well stay the course. (I have been watching, just haven’t had time to write up.) Aaanyway, where were we? At the end of episode four, we saw DCI Amy Silva rugby tackled by…

NORDIC NOIR Trapped series three gets Icelandic transmission date

The highly-anticipated third and perhaps final series of Trapped has been confirmed to broadcast in its native Iceland on Sunday 17th October. In addition, the show’s home channel, RÚV, showed two teaser trailers during the recent election coverage (grabbed for us by an eagle-eyed viewer and reader of the site). The beloved Icelandic crime series…

BBC reveals first look image from series six of Shetland

The BBC has released a first-look image from series of Shetland. The BBC One hit returns to our screens in the autumn (soon, then!) and we now know more about the series. The forthcoming new series centres on the doorstep murder of a prominent local figure, a case which strikes at the heart of the…

ITV annouonces news Jed Mercurio-produced crime drama DI Ray

Jed Mercurio’s production company HTM Television is to make a new crime for ITV. DI Ray stars Parminder Nagra and is written by Line of Duty alumnus, Maya Sondhi. A four-part series set in Birmingham, it introduces us to Leicester-born Rachita Ray, a police officer who takes on a case that forces her to confront…

REVIEW Endeavour (S8 E3/3)

The ominous title Terminus suggest that things are coming to an end for Endeavour – but can this one episode tie up all the loose ends and mark the transition to Inspector Morse? After the farcical events of series seven, all histrionics and implausibility, this season has marked a reasonable return to form. True, there seems to have been a…

Vienna Blood reveals first-look images for series two

Victorian-era crime drama Vienna Blood is coming back for a second series, and now it has revealed some first look images from the new run. Vienna Blood tells the story of English doctor Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) who is a student of Sigmund Freud and Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer) as they investigate a…

NORDIC NOIR Netflix releases new trailer for The Chestnut Man

We know that the adaptation of Søren ‘The Killing‘ Sveistrup’s novel The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) is coming to Netflix in VERY SOON. And now we have a new trailer. 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 in…