Lost Peter Cushing-era Sherlock Holmes episodes found

Sherlock Holmes has been the most iconic detective in history, with countless incarnations in TV and film. One of the forgotten actors who played Sherlock was the great Peter Cushing, who wore the deerstalker for two BBC series in the mid-1960s. Like so many classic BBC series many episodes were lost. But now some episodes…

Vienna Blood coming back for a second series

Period crime drama Vienna Blood is coming back for a second series. Three feature-length episodes have been ordered for the show’s second run, and BBC Two will once again serve as the UK broadcaster, which is expected to air in 2021. The series – based on the novels by Frank Tallis – is set in…

BBC Two recommissions Guilt for a second series

BBC Two and BBC Scotland have announced that Guilt will return for a second four-part series. Written by Neil Forsyth and co-produced by Expectation and Happy Tramp North, Guilt aired on both BBC Two and on BBC Scotland in 2019. The first series starred Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives as two disparate brothers, united by…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 6th – Sunday 12th July)

There’s quite a bit going on this week, most notably two new Aussie dramas. It looks as though BBC One is playing out domestic noir The Secrets She Keeps twice a week, while you can watch of the intriguing-looking Stateless on Netflix in its entirety from Wednesday. As a golden oldie, all five series of…

Sky One snaps up Michael Sheen serial killer drama Prodigal Son

Michael Sheen is one of the hardest working actors on the circuit, and now the Welshman will be coming back to the UK screens, thanks to serial killer drama, Prodigal Son, which has been acquired by Sky One for a July broadcast. The series is described as “a fresh take on a crime franchise with a…

Alibi acquires three new US crime dramas for 2020

UKTV crime drama channel has snapped up three US crime dramas for broadcast later in 2020. Why Women Kill is a dark comedy from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and details the lives of three women living in three different decades: Beth Ann Stanton (Ginnifer Goodwin) – a housewife in the 60s, Simone Grove (Lucy Liu) – …

Ozark recommissioned for a fourth, longer series

Ozark has been a critics’ darling for three series. Now, the Jason Bateman and Laura Linney-starrer has not only been recommissioned for a fourth series, but we’re learning that this final series will be an extended run. The Hollywood Reporter says that the show’s home – Netflix – has ordered 14 episodes for the fourth…

First trailer released for Beartown (Björnstad)

It looks like we’ll be getting another Nordic Noir this autumn. HBO Nordic has revealed its first trailer for Swedish series Beartown (Björnstad), based on the novel by Fredrik Backman. Hockey is the last beacon of hope for Björnstad, so when its junior hockey team makes the national semifinal, the burden of the entire town’s…

Line Of Duty’s Jed Mercurio developing Ian Paterson true-crime drama

Line Of Duty’s Jed Mercurio is developing a true-crime series for ITV. Deadline reports that Mercurio is working on a mini-series that will tell the story of “Ian Paterson, the infamous British surgeon who is serving a 20-year prison sentence after performing unnecessary and body-altering operations on more than 1,000 patients over a period of…

Apple TV+ picks up second Israeli crime drama Losing Alice

You may remember a few days ago that Apple TV+ acquired Israeli espionage drama, Tehran (see our story here). And now we’re hearing that the streaming service has picked up a second Israeli crime series. Deadline reports that Losing Alice will soon be coming to the service, and describes it as a neo noir. Using…