REVIEW: Waco (S1 E4/6)

This re-telling of the Waco siege is shaping up to be an excellent series. At the end of episode three, we got an insight into the terrifying mind of David Koresh. He wasn’t a monster in the traditional sense – he was one that manipulates, coerces and controls, all under a guise of a nerdy,…

REVIEW: Killing Eve (S2 E7/8)

Villanelle’s amusing herself with a couple of lovers, Eve’s increasingly isolated from her colleagues and husband, and Peel’s evil plans are still obscure – but with the Rome meeting coming up, will Eve’s plans bear fruit, or come to dust? We’ve found out a lot more about Villanelle’s twisted psychology since her AA meetings, but…

Marc Warren cast as Van Der Valk, ITV picks up series for UK

Classic detective show Van Der Valk is, as we know, getting a makeover. Back in the 70s, the show starred Barry Foster in the title role and followed a street smart and unapologetic Dutch detective navigates the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam, solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. Now we…

Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley and Jack Huston join series four of Fargo

If we tell you we’re looking forward to the fourth series of Fargo, that would be an understatement. Noah Hawley’s terrific anthology series has been confirmed with Chris Rock as its lead. Now new actors have joined the cast. The Hollywood Reporter, well, reports that Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley and Jack Huston have joined up….

Alibi acquires Lucy Lawless Australian crime series

Australian crime drama is being shipped around the world, and two new series have landed in the UK, at Channel 5 and Alibi respectively. TV Wise reports that The Hunting and My Life Is Murder have been picked up by the channels. One of them stars much-loved actress Lucy Lawless. Four-part The Hunting, heading to…

Andrea Camilleri, 1925-2019

“Montalbano felt moved. This was real friendship, Sicilian friendship, the kind based on intuition, on what was left unsaid. With a true friend, one never needs to ask, because the other understands on his own accordingly.”

BBC One confirms Keeping Faith series two transmission date

Regular readers will know that S4C has already played series two of Un Bore Mercher. And, as regular readers of the Welsh-language crime drama, there’s always an English version that follows soon after. Now we know when Keeping Faith – as it’s known in the English language – will start its second series on BBC…

Tahar Rahim to play Charles Sobhraj in new BBC/Netflix series

Award-winning French actor Tahar Rahim (who was sensational in A Prophet) has signed onto play the infamous Charles Sobhraj in BBC One’s The Serpent, based on the astonishing true story of how one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century was caught and brought to trial. Charles Sobhraj was the chief suspect in…

Amazon lands TV rights to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series

We brought you news last year that superstar crime author was shopping his insanely popular Jack Reacher character around in the world of TV. Now we’re hearing that Amazon has picked up the rights. Deadline reports that “In a competitive situation, Amazon has landed the rights to develop a script-to-series drama based on the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child’s…