REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E5/6)

At the end of episode four, The Bay took the decision to let DC Lisa Armstrong find the teenage girl she had been looking for – Holly Meredith – sheltering meekly in an abandoned lido. I’m always fascinated when writers decide to do their big reveal. We saw it in The Widow last night, but…

REVIEW: The Widow (S1 E3&4/8)

The first two episodes of ITV’s eight-part The Widow presented us with an intriguing (if well-worn concept) concept. Written and created by the prolific Williams brothers, it told the story of Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale), who’s on the hunt for her husband in the Congo. He went down in a plane crash three years before,…

Will Dean’s Dark Pines optioned for television

We always like to keep abreast of what might be coming in the pipeline, and we’re hearing that British author, Will Dean, is the latest to be plucked from the crime fiction firmament by a TV production company. Dean, a friend of The Killing Times, hit the headlines with the first in his Nordic Noir,…

REVIEW: Trust Me (S2 E1/4)

Series one of Dan Sefton’s Trust Me dealt with a doctor, played by then soon-to-be Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, who may or may not have been lying about her status. It was a high-concept, fast-paced and faintly ridiculous thriller, that rattle along quite nicely. Now, we have Sefton’s second anthology story under the Trust Me…

REVIEW: The Widow (E1&2/8)

ITV’s next, big-budget thriller series comes yet again from the minds of one of most prolific writers in British crime drama – Harry and Jack Williams. Hot on the heels of the disappointing Baptiste, and the brothers’ production company’s Cheat, comes this eight-part series starring Kate Beckinsale. It’s already aired on Amazon Prime, but here,…

BBC One confirms Trust Me transmission date

The second series of BBC One’s Trust Me sounds like an intriguing-sounding, high-concept thriller. Series one, you might remember, Jodie Whittaker played Cath Hardacre, a caring and hard-working A&E nurse. However, when she raises her concerns about the standards slipping at the hospital her world takes a turn for the worse. In this second series,…

REVIEW: The Victim (S1 E4/4)

In the final chapter of The Victim the jury delivers their verdict on Anna, whilst Craig faces his own challenges. When one final confrontation brings more revelations, will anybody get the closure they seek? Ahead of her sentencing, Maureen tells Anna that Craig isn’t Eddie after all – a statement that she receives with utter…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E4/6)

We’re now into the back half of this series set in Morecambe, and you sometimes wish Eric himself would drop in and Bring Me Sunshine away down the promenade to breath a bit of the unexpected into it because so far this has been very much by-the-numbers fare with some infuriating elements. After last week’s…

REVIEW: The Victim (S1 E3/4)

In the previous episode of The Victim, revelations around Craig’s childhood added a further layer of confusion as to his supposed guilt. Anna is feeling positively biblical when she tells her lawyer she demands an eye for an eye – but as she awaits her turn in court, can she control her anger to avoid…

The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco returns to ITV in April

When it was announced that a sequel series to The Bletchley Circle was to be set in San Francisco, we were intrigued: we had a soft spot for the first series. It followed a group of women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park during the second world war and, having now returned to civilian…

Killing Eve renewed for a third series

With series two currently playing out on BBC America in the US, news reaches us that Killing Eve has been commissioned for a third series. The award-winning cat-and-mouse thriller series, starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, is a fan favourite and aired in the UK on BBC One. The third series will feature the two…

Alibi announces new series We Hunt Together

UKTV crime channel, Alibi, is now fully in on the business of producing original content. The home of Murdoch Mysteries and Miss Fisher has announced a new six-part series – We Hunt Together – written by Cheat’s Gaby Hull. The series begins with the collision of two people: Babeni (Baba), a former child soldier desperate…