REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E5/7)

Honestly? Is it even worth writing reviews for Line Of Duty anymore? Things are happening so quickly, the revelations coming so thick and fast, and the amount of callbacks and returning characters so dizzying and so manifest that’s it difficult to really know where you are. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The sheer…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 19th – Sunday 25th April)

Not long to go now before Line Of Duty finishes up its sixth series, but until then we have an intriguing-looking Kate Winslet crime drama from HBO – Mare Of Easttown. It looks great. Elsewhere, Devils finishes up, as does Welsh drama, Bregus. Enjoy! 1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S6 E6/7As AC-12 struggle…

Viewpoint on ITV: When is it on?

And we’re on to the next one. After the successes of Unforgotten and Too Close, ITV is set to roll out its next crime thriller, Viewpoint in the coming weeks. Based on an idea by Fleabag and Emmy award-winning director, Harry Bradbeer and co-created and written by Edgar award-winner Ed Whitmore, the five-part drama follows a tense…

REVIEW Too Close (S1 E3/3)

“Why aren’t the streets full of wrecked people?” Many people judge the endings of thrillers as an overall gauge of what a whole series is like. What is the big reveal like? Is there a killer twist? Is there a happy ending for the main characters? When it comes to ITV three-parter, Too Close, all…

REVIEW Too Close (S1 E2/3)

Last night’s opening episode of ITV’s three-part psychological thriller, Too Close, was criticised in some quarters for being clichéd. Psychologist meets dangerous and enigmatic patient and the two form an unlikely bond, both getting uncomfortably close until the case is solved. A moth to a flame scenario. And I could see it – Dr Emma…

REVIEW Too Close (S1 E1/3)

After becoming fully immersed in the breakneck thrill ride of Line Of Duty, I was looking forward to a more intimate, slow-burn affair with three-part ITV series, Too Close. Starring the fabulous Emily Watson and Denise Gough, the series is stripped over three nights this week, and it really did make for a disturbing but…

NORDIC NOIR Viaplay releases season two trailer for Heder

Swedish law drama, Heder, is on its way back to its native Sweden at the end of this month. And now streaming service Viaplay has released a trailer for series two. The series stars Alexandra Rapaport, Anja Lundqvist, Julia Dufvenius and Eva Röse as the four partners of Swedish law firm Heder, who are committed to defending the victims…

Mother Of God! DCS Patricia Carmichael returns to Line Of Duty this week!

Say what you want about Line Of Duty, it knows how to keep people talking. The BBC One crime drama dropped the news that DCS Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin) would be returning to the show in this Sunday’s episode. Head of AC-9, Carmichael delighted in interrogating Ted Hastings in series five, before her case…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E4/7)

I copped a bit of flak last week for my summation that episode three of Line Of Duty was a bit a lacklustre and edging into too-ridiculous-to-take-seriously territory. I still stand by that, but I’m pleased to say that this week’s instalment was bang on, back-to-form and did what Line Of Duty does best and…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 12th – Sunday 18th April)

There’s quite a lot going on this week, including ITV’s three-part psychological thriller, Too Close, which is stripped across three nights. Initial reports suggest this is definitely one to watch. Elsewhere, Walter Presents is busy this week with two new series – one from Belgium and the other from Sicily. Enjoy! 1 Line Of Duty…

ITV recommissions McDonald & Dodds for a third series

ITV has commissioned a third series of detective drama McDonald & Dodds. Starring Tala Gouveia as DCI McDonald and Jason Watkins as DS Dodds, the third series will comprise three new murder mysteries for the pair to solve. Jason Watkins commented about the new run: “I’m delighted to be returning to Bath for the third series…

Ann Cleeves’ The Long Call cast announced

Ann Cleeves’ latest best-selling series, this time set in north Devon, is coming to ITV soon. And now we know who will star in The Long Call. Our Girl and Fleabag actor Ben Aldridge is set to take the leading role as DI Matthew Venn, while Juliet Stevenson playing Matthew Venn’s mother, Dorothy and Martin Shaw as the…