REVIEW Paris Police 1900 (S1 E7&8/8)

Before we go any further, you have to say Paris Police 1900 was a wholly surprising bolt from the blue. We got no fanfare, no prior warning… this eight-part series came from nowhere to become one of the best of the year, if not the best. It’s been an incredibly immersive and cinematic series, as…

REVIEW Paris Police 1900 (S1 E5&6/8)

After last week’s simply superb double-bill, my hopes were high that this incredibly meaty, dense and cinematic series would carry on its intensity and intrigue. And more or less, it certainly didn’t disappoint. You got the sense that episode five was almost a breather after all that action and craziness of the previous instalments –…

REVIEW Paris Police 1900 (S1 E3&4/8)

Last week’s opening two episodes of this richly-detailed and sprawling French period crime drama were a complete eye-opener. In those first two hours of television, we were transported back to a world where brutal anti-semitism reigned, the 20th-century was beginning to blossom and a fractured society struggled to deal with the vicious murder of two…

REVIEW Paris Police 1900 (S1 E1&2/8)

Paris, 1899. We’re approaching the end of a tumultuous century, and about to enter one that will be even more riven with war, death and despair. We’re on the streets and in the opulent salons and boudoirs of Paris. In one of them President FĂ©lix Faure has just died while receiving oral sex from his…

BBC confirms transmission date for Paris Police 1900

Saturday night on BBC Four used to be a real thing for fans of foreign-language crime drama. Sadly it isn’t as much of a thing these days, but the channel still has one or two series up its sleeve. The next cab off the rank is not Nordic Noir – it’s from France, and it’s…

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…

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

It’s choc-full at the moment in Crime Drama Land, with a couple of big hitters this week. Ann Cleeves’ latest adaptation, The Long Call, is stripped across the week on ITV, while the BBC’s newest Sunday-night offering is Show Trial. Look out also for Angel Of Death on Walter Presents, while we bid farewell for…