BBC Four acquires Faroese drama Trom

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Faroese drama Trom from its inception. And now we know that BBC Four has acquired the show for broadcast in the UK. The six-part Viaplay original is based on Jógvan Isaksen crime novels and filmed in the Faroe Islands. It follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly…

REVIEW Trigger Point (S1 E1/6)

There’s nothing like the start of a year to introduce a BIG SHINY NEW CRIME DRAMA, there’s nothing quite like a Jed Mercurio drama to get the blood coursing. This six-part ITV drama isn’t quite a Jed Mercurio drama. First-time writer Daniel Brierley is the brains behind it, and Mercurio is executive producer. But after…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 24th – Sunday 30th January)

It’s another big week in crime drama, with The Responder – starring Martin Freeman – starting up, and an intriguing Danish series on All4/Walter Presents called Cry Wolf. We also say goodbye to The Tourist. Enjoy! 1 The Tourist *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S1 E6/6As the net closes in on the Man and Helen, they are forced…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd January)

Back at it after an insane week, there’s a big, spanking, brand-new, Line Of Duty-esque series starting on ITV next Sunday – Trigger Point even stars Vicky McClure and is exec produced by Jed Mercurio. Elsewhere, there’s a good-looking new French series on All4 from Walter and something new from Canada on Alibi. Enjoy! 1 The…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 10th – Sunday 16th January)

Another packed week in the world of crime drama. We get a new Maxine Peake thriller on BBC One (Rules Of The Game), Irish series Hidden Assets on BBC Four in the nine-o’clock-Saturday-night slot, series three of The Bay on ITV and an intriguing German series on Walter. Enjoy! 1 The Tourist *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S1…

Tobias Menzies to star in Lincoln assassination series

Award-winning star of The Crown – Tobias Menzies – is to star in Manhunt, a new series examining the assassination of 19th-century US president, Abraham Lincoln. The Hollywood Reporter says: “Based on the best-selling book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson, Manhunt follows Lincoln’s war secretary and friend Edwin Stanton (Menzies) who was nearly driven…

Sky announces A Town Called Malice

Sky has announced new thriller, A Town Called Malice, in turns an explosive family saga, thriller and crime drama. The eight-part series will begin filming this month. Set among the beach clubs and palm trees of the Costa del Sol in the early 80s, A Town Called Malice follows the Lords, a crime family of petty thieves…

Walter Presents confirms French crime drama Trauma

A cop that is looking for a serial killer is shot in the head and awakes with amnesia. When he come back to his house, there is a mysterious woman captive in his basement in Walter Presents’ new French crime series, Trauma. Brilliant cop Adam Belmont is on the trail of a murderer whose victims…

BBC Four confirms Hidden Assets transmission date

We knew that BBC Four had things in the pipeline it was unable to reveal at the start of the year, not the channel has confirmed it has acquired Irish series Hidden Assets. The six-part series stars Angeline Ball and is filmed in both Ireland and Belgium. A routine raid led by Emer Berry, (Ball)…

REVIEW The Tourist (S1 E2/6)

It’s a familiar trope in old-fashioned film noirs updated to the present day (and in this case relocated to Australia) in which the central character – here called The Man – is both the hunter and the hunted. It was bound to happen, especially the last we saw at the end of the fun, intriguing…