BBC confirms Mark Bonnar crime drama

We know Mark Bonnar from some our favourite crime dramas like Line Of Duty and Shetland, so it’s great news that the BBC announced today that he’s to star in a new series called Guilt, to be aired on BBC Scotland’s new digital channel (and BBC Two). The story follows two disparate Scottish brothers Max…

REVIEW: Vera (S9 E2/4)

While Vera often tackles gritty subjects, it’s rarely topical; but the themes of this episode, Cuckoo, are torn straight from today’s headlines. How will DCI Vera Stanhope deal with the realities of gang warfare in the run-down county towns of the north?  The camera drone gets plenty of use in this episode, as sweeping overhead…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 21st – Sunday 27th January)

It’s pretty much as you were this week, with a few exceptions: series two of Tin Star starts on Sky Atlantic, while Frankie Drake Mysteries and Coroner start on Alibi and Universal respectively. There’s a week’s break over on BBC Four until a new Australian series starts, and we’re just waiting for confirmation on that….

REVIEW: Black Lake (S2 E7&8/8)

It’s time for the final two episodes of this Swedish crime/horror mash-up, and we knew from last week’s instalment that we now had a mystery to really concentrate on: that of Josefine and Maja. Were they calling Minnie from the afterlife and guiding her to solve their mystery? Or were they still alive? And what…

Report: Series two of Craith to begin production next month

We’ve been waiting for confirmation from S4C on whether there will be a series two of Craith (Hidden), the Welsh-language crime drama set in Snowdonia that proved to be a huge hit with readers of this site. From the makers of Y Gwyll (Hinterland), it featured Sian Reese-Williams as DI Cadi John, who, with DS Owen…

Trom: the first ever Faroe Islands crime drama

We’ve seen crime dramas based all across the Nordic region – Iceland, Finland, and Scandinavian countries Sweden, Denmark and Norway – as well the Shetland Islands. The only places we haven’t seen any crime dramas set in are Greenland and the Faroe Islands. All that is about to change. Nordisk Film & TV Fond reports…

Matthew Rhys to star in Perry Mason reboot

We’ve been following the story of HBO Perry Mason origin story series (read out original story here), but now things seem to have settled down: not only do we have a star, but we have an idea what it might look like. The Americans’ award-winning star, British actor Matthew Rhys, has been pegged to star…

Julia Roberts leaves Homecoming

It was a big deal when Oscar-winning actress, Julia Roberts, announced that she would be making her TV debut in Amazon Prime’s thriller series, Homecoming. The show itself got to number 11 in our Best Crime Dramas Of 2018, and was critically praised all over the place. Now we’re hearing that, for series two, Roberts…

The Hypnotist’s Love Story to be made for television

Liane Moriarty’s best-selling thriller, The Hypnotist’s Love Story is to be made for television, with Heather Graham taking one of the lead roles. US network, ABC, is behind the adaptation. Hypnotherapist Ellen is fascinated by what makes people tick. So when she falls in love with Patrick, the fact that he has a stalker doesn’t…

Amazon release trailer for Kate Beckinsale drama The Widow

Yes, we’ve got our first look at the eight-part ITV drama thanks to Amazon, which is handling streaming rights outside of the UK. Written by Harry and Jack Williams, The Widow looks like a high-octane missing person thriller set here in the UK and in Africa.  Kate Beckinsale plays Georgia Wells, who has her life…