REVIEW Slow Horses (S1 E5/6)

After last week’s transition episode, the stakes were upped considerably in the penultimate episode of series one of this hugely entertaining espionage thriller. Jackson Lamb and the Slow Horses are finally reunited in a graveyard (why not?) and they try to figure out what to do next. They’re back into a corner with seemingly no…

BBC begins filming on new thriller Better

Filming has begun on a new five-part thriller called Better, the BBC says. DI Lou Slack (Leila Farzad) – confident, quick-witted and wry – was always destined to be a copper. Like her father before her, a legendary detective in the same Yorkshire force, it’s in her blood. To her peers, she stands as one…

REVIEW Grace (S1 E2/2)

When John Simm stepped into the role of DSI Roy Grace – an obsessive, grief-stricken detective patrolling the mean streets of Brighton – hopes were that this could develop into a Morse-like series with a strong sense of place, a gruff lead character and a seemingly endless amount of source material (Peter James has written…

Sophie Rundle to star in Alibi’s The Diplomat

Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle has been announced as the star of new Alibi series, The Diplomat. Currently filming in Barcelona, the six-part series tells the story of Laura Simmonds (Rundle) and her Barcelona Consul colleague and friend Alba Ortiz (Serena Manteghi) as they fight to protect British nationals who find themselves in trouble in…

NORDIC NOIR Sofia Helin to star in new Swedish crime series

As we all know, thanks to The Bridge and Saga Norén, Swedish actress Sofia Helin is enshrined in the crime drama hall of fame. And now she’s returning to the genre, thanks to new series, Fallen. Created by Bridge co-writer Camilla Ahlgren, Fallen will star alongside Hedda Stienstedt in a tale that examines “sisterhood, parenthood,…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 25th April – Sunday 1st May)

There are a couple of big series on the streamers this week – the final part of the critcically-acclaimed Ozark begins on Netflix, while Apple* TV (which is producing some great stuff at the moment) welcomes in an adaptation of Lauren Buekes’ time-travelling serial killer tale Shining Girls (starring Elisabeth Moss, no less). There’s also…

SERIES REVIEW Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (S1)

The last time we saw Christie on television, the brilliant Sarah Phelps reworked five of her novels to dazzling effect. Darker, meatier, more grisly and, arguably, more interesting than the cosy crime Christie has become synonymous with, they were nonetheless met with criticism in some quarters. So this adaptation of one of her lesser-known –…

REVIEW Slow Horses (S1 E4/6)

But we find Lamb and his ragtag team of misfits in a spot of bother. We saw at the end of episode three that he agreed for his team to be the first on the scene at the house where the British-Asian teen was being held hostage was being held. However, they found that Regent…

Walter Presents announced transmission date for The Nordic Murders

The Nordic Murders – the German series – is coming back to More4 thanks to Walter Presents. After the death of her daughter, former prosecutor Karin Lossow and her new partner-in-crime, homicide detective Ellen Norgaard, are back on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom. It’s tourist season at the Kaiserbad – and this year’s season…

Walter Presents announces transmission date for The King Of Warsaw

Walter Presents has announced the transmission date for a series dubbed as “the Polish Peaky Blinders“. The King Of Warsaw is set in 1937 as fascism hangs over the Polish capital The Jewish mafia rules the city before the outbreak of World War II under the leadership of Buddy Kaplica, a Polish gangster-socialist with connections…