Walter Presents names premiere date for Polish series Angel Of Death

Walter Presents has announced the premiere date for Polish crime drama, Angel Of Death. A young girl is murdered in a cruel and perverse way on the outskirts of Opole, and police suspect it might be the work of a serial killer.  Commissioner Agnieszka Polkowska is assigned the case but, to her distaste, must work…

BBC Two confirms transmission date for Vienna Blood series two

Stand by fans of period crime drama, because series two of Vienna Blood is coming very soon. Subtitled, The Melancholy Countess, the three-part series is set in 1907. When a depressed Hungarian Countess is found drowned in the bath of her lavish hotel suite, it looks like suicide. Intense scrutiny falls on her psychoanalyst, Max…

BBC drops new trailer for The Responder starring Martin Freeman

The Responder on BBC Two is coming soon, and now we have a trailer. Starring Matin Freeman, the five-part series centres around Chris, a crisis-stricken, morally compromised, unconventional urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool. Whilst trying to keep his head above water both personally and professionally, Chris…

You Don’t Know Me: BBC releases first trailer and transmission date

The BBC has dropped the first trailer for You Don’t Know Me and has told us when it’s going to start. Based on Imran Mahmood’s bestselling novel, it stars Samuel Adewunmi, newcomer Sophie Wilde, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Tuwaine Barrett, Yetunde Oduwole and Nicholas Khan alongside Bukky Bakray. The drama centres on a young man, who,…

BBC announces four crime dramas for its Christmas line-up

The BBC has announced that four crime dramas will be part of its Christmas line-up. Sarah Phelps’ A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, recounts one of the most notorious legal cases of the 20th century. Meanwhile, the psychological thriller The Girl Before, adapted from…

BBC announces new Keeley Hawes thriller Crossfire

The BBC has announced a new three-part thriller starring Keeley Hawes. Created and written by Louise Doughty (author of Apple Tree Yard), Crossfire is set in a luxurious resort in the Canary Islands. Sunbathing on her hotel room balcony while on a dream holiday with her family and friends, Jo’s (Keeley Hawes) world is turned…

BritBox commissions adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders topped multiple bestseller lists in 2016 and now, Horowitz brings this unique crime drama to BritBox UK. Lesley Manville heads a cast including veteran British stage and screen actor Tim McMullan, Daniel Mays, Pippa Haywood, Michael Maloney and double Olivier award-winning Conleth Hill, for the six-part series. Magpie Murders is a crime…

ITV releases new trailer for Vicky McClure crime drama Trigger Point

ITV has released a new trailer for Trigger Point – which it has been pushing during I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here – and star Vicky McClure has been tweeting about it. Adrian Lester stars alongside McClure in the drama, which turns the spotlight on counter-terrorism policing and the extraordinary work of the…

REVIEW Shetland (S6 E6/6)

Throughout this series, I’ve been trying to figure out a unifying theme that has bound these episodes together. It really has been all over the place in terms of tone, texture and plot strands, but now we know who killed Galbraith, Eamonn Gauldie and Marie-Ann – and poor Sister Carolyn – I can safely say…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 22nd – 28th November)

It’s kind of as you were this week, but we do say goodbye to Shetland on Wednesday, and Showtrial at the weekend. However, look out for Dopesick on Disney+ – it’s getting rave reviews. Enjoy! 1 Dexter: New Blood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S1 E3/10The investigation makes it difficult for Dexter to put things right with Harrison,…

REVIEW Dalgliesh (S1 E6/6)

With the attack on Father Barnes adding to the mystery of the Berowne killing, will the alibis of the victim’s dodgy family start to crack?  The first part of A Taste For Death, like previous stories in this series, did a very good job of setting up multiple suspects and storylines, without giving any definitive clue…