ITV announces The Hunt For Raoul Moat

ITV has announced another adaptation of a true crime story. The Hunt For Raoul Moat will “shine a light on the human tragedies that lay behind Britain’s biggest manhunt, told through the eyes of those who sought to bring a violent killer to justice.” The drama focuses on the innocent victims of Moat’s killing spree in…

The Turkish Detective reveals cast and broadcast channel

A while back we brought you the news that Barbara Nadel’s Çetin İkmen novels had been optioned for television. Now we not only know who’s starring in the Istanbul-set series – now called The Turkish Detective – but where you’ll be able to watch it. According to Deadline, Haluk Bilginer (pictured) will play Detective Inspector…

REVIEW Slow Horses (S1 E3/6)

Based in the world of spies, it offered something different and utterly enthralling – ostensibly a thriller with espionage frills. It centres around the irascible and infuriating Jackson Lamb, a has-been spy relegated to Slough House, a branch of MI5 where those who have failed go to live out their days in relative anonymity. Except,…

Van Der Valk confirmed for third season

ITV’s reboot of classic Euro crime drama, Van Der Valk, is coming back for a third season. The drama, starring Marc Warren as the titular Dutch detective, begins filming in and around Holland this summer. Executive producer at Company Pictures, Michele Buck, says: “We’re delighted that this new season order has been confirmed by our…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 11th – Sunday 17th April)

This week, we say goodbye to The Crimson Rivers on More4 and Grantchester, but also say hello to Italian Mafia-hunting series The Hunter over on All4/Walter Presents, and the return of forensic pathologist series Balthazar on Acorn TV. And, on that same streaming service, there’s a treat for Cardinal fans. Enjoy! 1 Slow Horses *NEW…

The Pact season 2: BBC confirms new cast and production dates

The Pact is coming back to BBC One. A brand-new story is currently filming in Wales and will be shown on BBC One, and boasts a new cast including Rakie Ayola. The new series follows social worker Christine (Ayola) and her family whose loyalties are tested when they’re confronted by a stranger. Elizabeth Berrington, Lisa…

ITVX acquires The Reunion for autumn debut

New ITV streaming service, ITVX, has acquired France-based thriller The Reunion starring Ioan Gruffudd. Set in the French Riviera, the series is adapted from Guillaume Musso’s bestselling novel of the same name (or La Jeune Fille et la Nuit in its native French) and started shooting on location in the south of France last summer….

Emilia Fox Acorn TV drama gets first trailer

Emilia Fox – star of Silent Witness – is starring in another upcoming drama. Furthermore, Signora Volpe will debut on Acorn TV next month. To the casual observer, there’s nothing remarkable about Sylvia Fox (Fox) – an intelligent, confident woman in her 40s, she tends to keep quiet about her formidable linguistic abilities, impressive knowledge…

US streaming service inks deal with Studiocanal for Spiral

Big news for our US readers. We’re often asked by those living in America where they can watch beloved, hit French crime drama, Spiral. Now news has reached us that all eight series of the superior detective drama will be coming soon to an American screen near you. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the MHZ…