BBC One confirms The Cry transmission date

This one has been waiting in the wings for a little while, and now we know when it’s going to air. Based on the novel by Helen FitzGerald, The Cry is a four-part drama that tells the story of Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Ewen Leslie), who travel with their baby from Scotland to Australia…

MR Carey’s Someone Like Me optioned for television

The latest crime novel to get the TV treatment is MR Carey’s Someone Like Me, a tense psychological thriller that focuses on duality. Here’s the blurb: Liz Kendall wouldn’t hurt a fly. She’s a gentlewoman devoted to bringing up her kids in the right way, no matter how hard times get. But there’s another side to…

The Sinner transmission date confirmed by Netflix

Netflix’s The Sinner – broadcast on USA Network in, well, the US – was almost a brilliant series during its first run. Aside from those final two episodes, it was a really intriguing did she/didn’t she story. Series two has already been broadcast in the US, so we’ve been waiting patiently for the streaming giant…

ZDF greenlights The Lost Daughter

German crime drama has undergone a bit of a renaissance in recent years, broadcaster ZDF has announced that it is joining the party. The Lost Daughter (Die Verlorene Tochter) tells the story of a family whose daughter disappeared 10 years ago on a thundery night in a mysterious way. There were no witnesses, no clues, nothing. Then Isa…

REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E2/8)

Brenda Peterson walks down the stairs at Penn Station and arrives in the entrance hall. It’s a teeming pit of people – tourists, commuters and those looking for more than just the daily routine. Brenda is there because she feels her college education isn’t giving her the right kind of education, so she took off…

First trailer for Dirty John released

Dirty John is a series we’re keeping a close eye on, based as it is on the insanely popular true-crime podcast. Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It centres on John Meehan (Eric Bana), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra Newell,…

Channel 5 picks up Adrian Dunbar series, Blood

While we’re waiting for the new series of Line Of Duty, one of its stars, Adrian Dunbar, is set to star in a new crime drama that has been picked up for UK broadcast by Channel 5 and SVOD by Virgin Media. The six-part Blood explores family, memory, and the impact the past can have on…

REVIEW: The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair (S1 E3/10)

People up in this part of the country do a lot of disgusting stuff. So said policeman Perry Gahalowood (Damon Wyans) as he tried to warn young author, Marcus Goldman, that he was in over his head while he was looking into his friend Harry Quebert’s case. In fact, Sergeant Gahalawood isn’t the only one to…

Vincent D’Onofrio joins Forest Whittaker in Godfather Of Harlem

The big hitters continue to line up for 2019. The next one off the block, Godfather of Harlem – which will air on the Epix network and comes from the creator of Narcos – tells the true story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned after 10 years in prison…

Charles Manson to feature in series two of Mindhunter

Even though 2018 has proved to be a busy year full of quality crime drama – it really has been a decent year – 2019 could be even better. One of the series we’re keeping a close eye on is series two of Netflix’s Mindhunter (series one won our Best Crime Drama Of The Year…

Is Taggart set for a comeback?

From the early 1980s, and then throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Glasgow-set cop show, Taggart, was an immovable object from British TV screens. Created by Glenn Chandler and starring Mark McManus as the titular main character, it carried on its success even after McManus sadly died in 1994. It also spurned an unlikely catchphrase: “Murrrrrrder”….