Red Light: Carice van Houten and Maaike Neuville star in sex worker drama

The Dutch/Belgian series Red Light has debuted in Europe and has won rave reviews. The 10-episode series starring Carice van Houten and Maaike Neuville (who may recognise from De Twaalf) portrays three women with completely different background whose lives unexpectedly intertwine. Sylvia, a prostitute (van Houten), runs a brothel with her shady boyfriend/pimp in Antwerp’s…

The Twelve (De Twaalf): Who’s who in the Belgian crime drama?

All4/Walter Presents’ next binge-worthy crime series is Belgian story, The Twelve (De Twaalf). And it’s a good one. Our review will follow tomorrow, but until then we’ve put together a who’s who guide – there are a lot of characters, a lot of intertwining stories and some real twists and turns. Set in the city…

Walter Presents confirms transmission date for The Twelve

Award-winning Belgian series The Twelve (De Twaalf) is incoming on All4/Walter Presents. And now we know when it’s going to be broadcast. Twelve ordinary people are called for jury duty for a murder case as traumatizing as it is controversial: the respected headmistress Frie Palmers stands accused of two murders, the latter being her own…

More4 confirms transmission date for series three of Code 37: Sex Crimes

More4’s Friday-night, 9pm slot has become one worth tuning in recently. Thanks to the channel’s links with Channel 4 and Walter Presents, a host of quality foreign-language dramas have made their way onto the channel. Now, we know that Belgian series, Code 37: Sex Crimes, is on its way back for its third series. After…

Sky developing English-language version of Beau Séjour

Sky has a history of English-language versions of foreign-language shows. The network did it with The Bridge (The Tunnel) and Valkyrien (Temple), and now it’s doing it with Belgian series Beau Séjour. The original series – which recently aired in the UK on All4/Walter Presents – tells the story of Belgian teenager Kato Hoeven. In the small…

Professor T series three set for January

Professor T became a bit of a cult favourite when it hit All4/Walter Presents, furthering Belgium’s reputation as a hub for crime drama. Now it’s back for a third series in January. The show’s namesake is a prodigal criminologist at Antwerp University who has inspired scores of students with his punchy teaching techniques. However, the…

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.