The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 1st – Sunday 7th August)

This week we say goodbye to Black Bird on Apple* TV but also hello to a few things. New Zealand drama The Bain Family Murders dramatises one of the country’s most notorious true crimes, while Dutch/British Sunday nighter, Van Der Valk, is (finally) back for a second series. Also, look out for series two of…

Walter Presents announce Angel Of Death season 2

We’re heading back to Poland for another slice of serial killer mayhem, thanks to Walter Presents. A year after the tragic events that took place near Opole, a trial has started against serial killer Piotr Wolnicki in Angel of Death (Szadz) season 2 – but to the police’s dismay, he has plead not guilty. Vicious murderer…

Clare Mackintosh’s The Last Party optioned for TV

One of the UK’s most celebrated thriller writers – Clare Mackintosh – has had her novel The Last Party optioned by The novel, which will be published on 4th August, is the first revealed development project for 5 Acts Productions, which launched late last year. The Last Party follows DC Ffion Morgan as she investigates the…

Slow Horses begins filming seasons 3 and 4

One of our favourite series of the year – an adaptation of Mick Herron’s celebrated ‘Slough House’ novels (more on those later) – has begun filming series three and four, according to reports. Series two of Slow Horses, based on the book Dead Lions, will be broadcast later this year, but Apple+ TV has started…

Shetland season 7: Douglas Henshall reveals transmission date

As we now all know, season 7 of Shetland will be Douglas Henshall’s last as DI Jimmy Perez. We now not only know what the six-part series will be about but also when it’ll be on – thanks to Henshall himself. On return from suspension, DI Perez reunites with Tosh as they meet the owners…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 25th – Sunday 31st July)

With sport dominating. the schedules recently, it’s no surprise that series are finishing. This week, we say goodbye to Rig 45 and Murder In Provence. However, there some big, new things starting, too – most notably Under The Banner Of Heaven, starring Oscar-winner Andrew Garfield. Enjoy! 1 Black Bird *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S1 E5/6Jimmy’s mounting…

Shetland: Douglas Henshall quits series

Shetland has now – quietly and assuredly – become one of the BBC’s marquee, long-running crime series. The beloved show is about to drop its seventh series, but something else has dropped today (Wednesday 20th July)… a real bombshell: star Douglas Henshall has quit the series. Speaking with the Radio Times, Henshall – who plays…

REVIEW Trom (S1 E3&4/6)

Faroese crime drama Trom got off to a good, solid start in its opening two episodes. It was absorbing without being totally edge-of-your-seat but had an interesting set of characters as well as a solid central murder mystery. Of course, being based in the Faroes Trom also – and quite understandably – exploited its incredible…

REVIEW Trom (S1 E1&2/6)

Apologies, life has gotten in the way of this latest Nordic Noir, but I’m happy to say I’m catching up. And not a moment too soon. We’ve followed the journey of Trom right from its inception, not least because it’s the first crime series to be based on the beautiful, epic and windswept Faroe Islands….

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 18th – Sunday 24th July)

It’s pretty much as you were this week, although – in a flash – we’re saying goodbye to both Trom and The Control Room. We do, however, welcome in a four-part Channel 5 thriller, Witness Number 3. Enjoy! 1 Black Bird *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S1 E4/6In the aftermath of a prison riot, Jimmy and Larry…

ITV announces Platform 7 adaptation

ITV has announced it has commissioned Platform 7, a four-part series adapted by screenwriter Paula Milne from the globally renowned bestselling novel of the same title by Louise Doughty (the woman behind Apple Tree Yard).  Platform 7 will be an ITVX premiere, exclusive to ITV’s new free streaming service, many months ahead of linear transmission on…

Hjerson: Swedish Agatha Christie series gets transmission date

We’ve had our eyes on Swedish series Hjerson. based on a fictional character invented by the great Agatha Christie, he’s now starring in his own series. And now we know when it’s going to be on in the UK, and where. Walter Presents has acquired it for More4, and despite reports to the contrary, we…