REVIEW: Salamander: Blood Diamonds (S2 E9&10/10)

This second series of Salamander (subtitled Blood Diamonds) has been an uneven ride, with so many strange inconsistencies, almost laugh-out-loud moments thanks to some unintentional comedy and a plot that at times has felt lazy and one that left you scratching your head. As Our Andy pointed out last week, series one of Salamander at…

REVIEW: Salamander: Blood Diamonds (S2 E7&8/10)

At the end of episode six of Salamander, Paul Gerardi found himself in a bit of a bind – the General Bombé film that the Minnebach banks wanted so body had been sneakily stolen from under his nose by young Jamie, while Jacky lanciers (who, it emerged, was Prime Minister de Coutere’s ha;f sister) had…

REVIEW: Salamander: Blood Diamonds (S2 E5&6/10)

The first four episodes of series two of Belgian crime drama, Salamander, rendered it more as Sillymander and the whole experience has been a frustrating one – so many narrative and plot devices from series one seem to have been repeated and the pace of it – for a high-octane procedural thriller – was snail-like….

Channel 4/All4 announces launch date for Belgian series Tabula Rasa

  We’ve spoken about the (welcome) increase in Belgian crime drama to our shores – what with the likes of Professor T, Salamander, 13 Commandments and Rough Justice – and now the Walter Presents brand has announced that ANOTHER new Belgian import will be hitting our screens very soon.

REVIEW: Salamander: Blood Diamonds (S2 E3&4/12)

Last week’s opening two episodes of series two of Belgian crime drama Salamander (subtitled Blood Diamonds) required patience and a good look back at series one – it had been gone for so long, it took time to familiarise yourself with existing characters and get to grips with the new story (and indeed characters). This new story, concerning…

Review: Salamander: Blood Diamonds (S2 E1&2/12), Saturday 14th April, BBC Four

Belgian crime drama has been enjoying its place in the sun recently, thanks to imports like Professor T, and the recent 13 Commandments and Rough Justice. Some media outlets lazily asked whether Belgian crime drama was the new Scandi Noir. The series that kicked down the door was Salamander, whose first series aired on BBC Four back in 2014 (a long time…

BBC Four confirms Salamander: Blood Diamonds transmission date

BBC Four has had to alter its scheduling slightly in the wake of the break in Below The Surface, but one thing has been fairly sure for a few weeks now: Belgian series Salamander will follow the Danish hostage story. Now we have confirmation of when it will be transmitted.

Channel 4 confirms transmission date for Belgian crime drama 13 Commandments

Earlier this week, we previewed Rough Justice – a Belgian series that starts on More4 this Friday (9th March) – and now there’s news of another crime series from Belgium that has been snapped up by the Channel 4’s Walter Presents brand. It’s called 13 Commandments (13 Geboden) and we now know it’ll be on.

More4 confirms Belgian crime drama Rough Justice transmission date

After the success of Professor T last year on Channel 4’s Walter Presents strand, the channel (or at least its affiliate, More4, goes back to Belgium again with Rough Justice (or Coppers as it was known in its own country). Set in Antwerp, Superintendent Liese Meerhout (Hilde De Baerdemaeker) leads her close-knit team in the homicide…

Walter Presents acquires new Belgian crime drama

Whisper it, but Belgium has become a sneaky player in the crime drama landscape, thanks to a series of very solid shows. Salamander, Clan, Professor T, Code 37, Coppers and 13 Commandments have all been decent, and most have them aired on Channel 4’s foreign-language strand, Walter Presents. Now news reaches us that it has acquired another series from…

Sky Atlantic secures Belgian crime drama, Public Enemy

Back in April, I wrote a piece about the rise of Belgian drama (read it here) and, obviously for this site, crime drama. Three were gaining some sort of buzz – Beau Séjour, Public Enemy and The Break – and there was speculation that one or all of them would end up on a British channel or streaming…