REVIEW Shetland (S7 E4/6)

Well, thank goodness for that. At the end of episode three, we were left with an agonising cliffhanger – Tosh, beloved Tosh, was snooping around a caravan hired by missing Connor Cairns and rigged to its eyeballs with explosives. Surely Tosh couldn’t go up with the rest of the caravan? Thankfully no. She (somehow) managed…

REVIEW The Capture (S2 E2/6)

Although a new story, episode one of The Capture certainly picked up where the first series finished. It presented us with another hi-tech noir, this time featuring DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) opting to work with the shadowy intelligence organisation she’s trying to bring down. Last night, we were introduced to security minister Isaac Turner…

REVIEW The Capture (S2 E1/6)

Twenty-nineteen’s The Capture was an intriguing and hugely watchable high-tech thriller, dealing as it did with deep fake technology and the potential it has to commit crimes, cover them up or, as series one did, finger someone for a crime they didn’t commit. At the end of that series, DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) –…

REVIEW Shetland (S7 E3/6)

After a solid start to series seven – including an excursion to Glasgow on the mainland, no less – things really moved on in this episode. Jimmy and co, having ruled out any involvement by Danny Cairns in the disappearance of his son Connor were facing a dead end, especially as the young fellow was…

Adrian Dunbar: Line Of Duty ‘could return next year’

Adrian Dunbar is gearing up for a new, post-Line Of Duty starring role in ITV’s Ridley this weekend, but the Ted Hastings actor has revealed that the BBC Jed Mercurio show could return “next year”. Furthermore, Dunbar says that any new episodes or feature-length films would reveal who ‘H’ really is. In an interview in…

REVIEW Shetland (S7 E2/6)

After last week’s strong start, this week Shetland went on a little excursion. And let’s face it, Shetland loves an excursion or two. Norway, onto mainland Scotland… Jimmy’s been to them all during the show’s long history. And in this episode – only the second episode of the series – Jimmy was off again, and…

The Suspect on ITV: Aidan Turner crime drama gets transmission date

The Suspect on ITV is now confirmed by the channel. The drama, starring Aidan Turner, sees the Irish star play Doctor Joe O’Loughlin who appears to have a perfect life with a devoted wife, loving daughter, successful practice as a criminal psychologist, media profile and publishing deal. When a young woman is found dead he is…

The Capture season 2: BBC confirms transmission date

The Capture season 2 is on its way back, and now the BBC has confirmed its transmission date. The six-episode series sees DCI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) living a lonely, paranoid existence, struggling with thwarted ambitions while seconded to Counter Terrorism Command’s ‘mapping’ department. She’s officially joined the highly classified Correction team, but has yet…

BBC announces ‘gothic thriller’ The Woman In The Wall

The BBC has announced new gothic thriller, The Woman In The Wall, which will examine the legacy of one of Ireland’s most shocking scandals – the inhumane institutions known as The Magdalene Laundries. Lorna Brady (Ruth Wilson) is a woman from the small, fictional town of Kilkinure, who wakes one morning to find a corpse in…

The 10 BestCrime Dramas This Week (Monday 15th – Sunday 21st August)

Shetland and The Secret She Keeps continues, but look out for three foreign-language dramas on Netflix, each with their own different flavour. Elsewhere, we say farewell to Van Der Valk. Enjoy! 1 Shetland *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S7 E2/6Perez reassures Rachel that last night’s horrific discovery may have nothing to do with the disappearance of her…