REVIEW: Deadwater Fell (S2 E4/4)

Every whodunit lives or, if you’ll pardon the pun, dies on its well-constructed puzzle, its red herrings and, ultimately, its reveal. So many crime dramas have been excellent right up until its reveal, falling at the last hurdle. You can make a solid argument that Deadwater Fell did the same. For three episodes the series…

REVIEW: Deadwater Fell (S1 E3/4)

Up until this point, the guilt or not of Tom (David Tennant) had been in question, but at the end of episode two, it seemed likely that he was the person who was behind the deaths of his wife and three children. In episode three, the drama lifted the lid on the terrifying homelife of…

REVIEW: Deadwater Fell (S1 E2/4)

Last week’s opening episode of this four-part Channel 4 series was about as impactful and emotional as I’d seen for a while. The tale of a close-knit, small-town community in the stunning west of Scotland, we (and the members of that community) were catapulted into despair when the town’s local doctor’s house was razed to…

REVIEW: Deadwater Fell (S1 E1/4)

Full disclosure: I was lucky enough to see the first episode of this series on a big screen at its launch, and I can tell you now the impact of watching something like this on a big screen left many in the audience jumping out of their seat and visibly drained when they left the…

Channel 4 releases trailer for Deadwater Fell and announces transmission date

One of the brand-new crime dramas we’re looking forward to in the New Year is Channel 4’s Deadwater Fell. The four-part drama, which was created by¬†Grantchester¬†scribe Daisy Coulam, boasts an excellent cast – David Tennant, Cush Jumbo, Anna Madeley and Matthew McNulty. Deadwater Fell is set in the small fictional town of Kirkdarroch. When a…

Channel 4 releases first Deadwater Fell trailer

Any drama starring David Tennant is worth a watch, and Channel 4’s Deadwater Fell – which starts in early 2020 and stars Tennant – look like it’s well worth a look. The four-part series is set in the small fictional town of Kirkdarroch. When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they…

REVIEW: Des (S1 E1/3)

Over the past few years, ITV has become the go-to British channel for true-crime adaptations. Everything from Little Boy Blue and A Confession to White House Farm have sought to delve deeper into cases we thought we knew but quite obviously don’t, and to present the stories behind the story. With the true-crime genre so…