Sky announces A Town Called Malice

Sky has announced new thriller, A Town Called Malice, in turns an explosive family saga, thriller and crime drama. The eight-part series will begin filming this month. Set among the beach clubs and palm trees of the Costa del Sol in the early 80s, A Town Called Malice follows the Lords, a crime family of petty thieves…

REVIEW The Tourist (S1 E2/6)

It’s a familiar trope in old-fashioned film noirs updated to the present day (and in this case relocated to Australia) in which the central character – here called The Man – is both the hunter and the hunted. It was bound to happen, especially the last we saw at the end of the fun, intriguing…

REVIEW The Tourist (S1 E1/6)

And so it beings. Fresh after wrapping out 2021 (see our top 20 crime dramas of the year here), it’s back to it with BBC One’s big New Year series, The Tourist. From the minds of Harry and Jack Williams you know it’ll be creative and interesting, and The Tourist is exactly that – a…

Netflix releases first trailer for Harlan Coben’s Stay Close

Harlan Coben’s Stay Close is coming soon to Netflix, and now the streaming giant has released a new trailer. It stars Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage and Sarah Parish, will premiere on Netflix on 31st December. Four people, dark secrets, and a past that threatens their lives…

Channel 4 announces Get Millie Black

Channel 4 has announced it has commissioned Man Booker Prize-winner novelist Marlon James’ Get Millie Black. Returning to her roots from her troubled life in London, to work missing persons cases for the Jamaican police force, Millie-Jean Black soon picks up the trail of an investigation that begins in the steaming streets of downtown Kingston and…

BBC Two confirms transmission date for Vienna Blood series two

Stand by fans of period crime drama, because series two of Vienna Blood is coming very soon. Subtitled, The Melancholy Countess, the three-part series is set in 1907. When a depressed Hungarian Countess is found drowned in the bath of her lavish hotel suite, it looks like suicide. Intense scrutiny falls on her psychoanalyst, Max…

BBC drops new trailer for The Responder starring Martin Freeman

The Responder on BBC Two is coming soon, and now we have a trailer. Starring Matin Freeman, the five-part series centres around Chris, a crisis-stricken, morally compromised, unconventional urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool. Whilst trying to keep his head above water both personally and professionally, Chris…

You Don’t Know Me: BBC releases first trailer and transmission date

The BBC has dropped the first trailer for You Don’t Know Me and has told us when it’s going to start. Based on Imran Mahmood’s bestselling novel, it stars Samuel Adewunmi, newcomer Sophie Wilde, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Tuwaine Barrett, Yetunde Oduwole and Nicholas Khan alongside Bukky Bakray. The drama centres on a young man, who,…

BBC announces four crime dramas for its Christmas line-up

The BBC has announced that four crime dramas will be part of its Christmas line-up. Sarah Phelps’ A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, recounts one of the most notorious legal cases of the 20th century. Meanwhile, the psychological thriller The Girl Before, adapted from…

BBC announces new Keeley Hawes thriller Crossfire

The BBC has announced a new three-part thriller starring Keeley Hawes. Created and written by Louise Doughty (author of Apple Tree Yard), Crossfire is set in a luxurious resort in the Canary Islands. Sunbathing on her hotel room balcony while on a dream holiday with her family and friends, Jo’s (Keeley Hawes) world is turned…