Beyond Paradise: BBC confirms Death In Paradise spin-off

The BBC has confirmed a Death In Paradise spin-off series, Beyond Paradise, which reveals what happened to DI Humphrey Goodman after he left the Caribbean island of Saint Marie. The top-rated Death in Paradise has kept armchair detectives enthralled for over a decade, and has featured different detectives in its decade on BBC One. Now…

The Tower season 2: Everything we know about recommissioned ITV series

The Tower has been recommissioned by ITV for a second series. The channel released the news this morning, and that’s not all – we know what it’s going to be about. Will Gemma Whelan return in The Tower season 2? Gemma Whelan will return as DS Sarah Collins is Tahirah Sharif, who was recently BAFTA-nominated…

NORDIC NOIR End Of Summer to be adapted by Viaplay

Stand by for a new Swedish crime drama. End Of Summer, based on the best seller by Anders de la Motte, will premiere on the Viaplay streaming service in 2023 and will have six episodes. On a summer’s evening in 1984, a five-year-old boy vanishes in rural southern Sweden. The police investigation fails to find…

BBC Four confirms Trom transmission date

One of the series we’ve been looking for – and indeed been following from its inception – is Trom. Set in the Faroe Islands, it follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, his estranged daughter, claiming that her life is in danger. Hannis reluctantly returns home to the Faroes…

BBC renews Sherwood for season 2

One of the crime highlights of the year, James Graham’s Sherwood is getting a second series. after tonight’s series one finale (Tuesday 28th June), Graham released a statement saying he was keen to explore more ‘red wall’ towns in native East Midlands. “I’ve been so deeply moved by the response to Sherwood. These stories come from…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E6/6)

Sherwood has been just terrific so far, expertly weaving an intricate murder mystery into an engrossing tale of a fraying community pushed to the very edge of its sanity. But as terrific as it has been, a crime drama often lives and dies by how it lands. So far, writer James Graham has paid close…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E5/6)

Every series has one, especially every crime drama series. Sherwood is no different. So much is going on in this superb British series, we needed an explainer episode. And make no mistake, this is the explainer episode. As recently the series finale of Welsh-language series, Y Golau, on S4C, we’ve discussed the use of flashbacks…

REVIEW Rig 45: Murder At Sea (S1 E1/6)

Rig 45 has been around for a while – since 2018, in fact. When this Danish series was first mooted there was a frisson of excitement. It boasted an intriguing concept and a great cast. So the fact that it has only now made it to the UK is a slight concern. Usually a show…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 27th June – Sunday 3rd July)

This week, we say goodbye to the excellent Sherwood, which finishes up with another two episode. Elsewhere, Channel 4 roll out The Undeclared War, a starry cyber-thriller from Peter Kosminsky. Enjoy! 1 Sherwood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *LAST IN SERIES*S1 E5&6/6As the manhunt closes in on Scott and Andy’s location, the search for the spycop…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E4/6)

Cor, just when you think you’ve got a handle on where Sherwood is going, it goes off in a different direction. Take Scott Rowley. The crossbowman-at-large looks, for all the world, to be Gary Jackson’s murderer. In tonight’s opening scene, friend of Ian and Helen St Clair, Jacob Harris, is playing golf with two friends…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E3/6)

After the jump-out-of-your-seat conclusion to episode two, Sherwood has now entered interesting territory. There’s no doubt it has, so far, been a very powerful story and compelling whodunit. But now we have two juxtaposing murders to deal with. Right at the start of each episode, we are told that this story is based on two…

Jameela Jamil joins Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne ‘procedural’

A Rian Johnson/Natasha Lyonne crime drama series, you say? The Knives Out creator and Russian Doll star are teaming together for a 10-part series on Peacock (a US streaming service), and will no doubt be aired on Paramount + over in the UK. The brilliant Lyonne takes the lead role, but Variety reports that Jameela…