NORDIC NOIR Karppi start date and trailer unveiled

One of our favourite Nordic Noirs, from Finland no less is Karppi (or Deadwind in English). It’s due to begin its third and final series this month, and now we have a trailer. In series three, Sofia Karppi (Pihla Viitala) and Sakari Nurmi (Lauri Tilkanen) once again work together in chasing a brutal murderer, whose…

REVIEW The Long Call (S1 E1/4)

Ann Cleeves has had a long and distinguished writing career, and is already the creative brain behind the brilliant Vera and Shetland. Those two series featured the likes of Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez – strong, idiosyncratic characters who wear their hearts on their sleeves, and are ultimately good people. They often solve crimes in…

BBC unveils first-look images for A Very British Scandal

The BBC has unveiled a batch of first-look images from the upcoming second series of A Very British Scandal. Starring the likes of Claire Foy, Paul Bettany and Julia Davis, it’s penned by Killing Times favourite, Sarah Phelps. This second series focuses on the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, one of the…

ITV confirms transmission date for The Tower

Yes, there’s another new crime drama coming on ITV. The channel is pumping them out left, right and centre at the moment (probably in order to clear the schedules for I’m A Celebrity), and The Tower is a three-part drama starring Gemma Whelan. It’s also being stripped across the week. Homeland screenwriter Patrick Harbinson has adapted…

Happy Valley coming back to BBC One in 2022 for third series

We’ve speculated for the past five years whether Happy Valley will return for a third series. It’s never been ruled out, but each year we include it in our previews in the hope this year will be the year. Now today, the BBC has confirmed that the Sally Wainwright-created series will be returning in 2022…