REVIEW Shetland (S6 E1/6)

Isn’t it strange. The bleaker and more stark the landscape is – and the less populated an island or country is – the more comforting a crime drama seems to be. Take Shetland for example. Now on to its sixth series, this hardy perennial is set on those beautiful, windswept islands north of Scotland, and…

REVIEW Hollington Drive (S1 E4/4)

Every time I saw the name Hollington Drive, I kept mistaking it for David Lynch’s warped neo-noir, Mulholland Drive. Obviously, these two stories are poles apart in terms of tone and look, but what unites them is a sense of place – and an inference that the street the protagonists dwell in somehow influences their…

Channel 5 confirms transmission date for Dalgliesh

One of the things we’ve been looking forward to this autumn is the new adaptation of legendary crime novelist PD James’ classic character, Dalgliesh. Set in the mid-1970s, Bertie Carvel takes the lead role as the titular detective, and the six-part series will be shown in double bills every week. In Episodes one and two,…

BritBox releases first trailer for Irvin Welsh adaptation Crime

We know that an adaptation of Irvin Welsh’s Crime is coming soon to BritBox. We now not only know when it’s landing but we’ve also got a trailer. The series tells the story of Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, a man engaged in a disturbing battle with his own demons, through the demanding and very public…