Beyond Paradise: BBC confirms Death In Paradise spin-off

The BBC has confirmed a Death In Paradise spin-off series, Beyond Paradise, which reveals what happened to DI Humphrey Goodman after he left the Caribbean island of Saint Marie. The top-rated Death in Paradise has kept armchair detectives enthralled for over a decade, and has featured different detectives in its decade on BBC One. Now…

The Tower season 2: Everything we know about recommissioned ITV series

The Tower has been recommissioned by ITV for a second series. The channel released the news this morning, and that’s not all – we know what it’s going to be about. Will Gemma Whelan return in The Tower season 2? Gemma Whelan will return as DS Sarah Collins is Tahirah Sharif, who was recently BAFTA-nominated…

BBC renews Sherwood for season 2

One of the crime highlights of the year, James Graham’s Sherwood is getting a second series. after tonight’s series one finale (Tuesday 28th June), Graham released a statement saying he was keen to explore more ‘red wall’ towns in native East Midlands. “I’ve been so deeply moved by the response to Sherwood. These stories come from…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E6/6)

Sherwood has been just terrific so far, expertly weaving an intricate murder mystery into an engrossing tale of a fraying community pushed to the very edge of its sanity. But as terrific as it has been, a crime drama often lives and dies by how it lands. So far, writer James Graham has paid close…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E5/6)

Every series has one, especially every crime drama series. Sherwood is no different. So much is going on in this superb British series, we needed an explainer episode. And make no mistake, this is the explainer episode. As recently the series finale of Welsh-language series, Y Golau, on S4C, we’ve discussed the use of flashbacks…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E4/6)

Cor, just when you think you’ve got a handle on where Sherwood is going, it goes off in a different direction. Take Scott Rowley. The crossbowman-at-large looks, for all the world, to be Gary Jackson’s murderer. In tonight’s opening scene, friend of Ian and Helen St Clair, Jacob Harris, is playing golf with two friends…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E3/6)

After the jump-out-of-your-seat conclusion to episode two, Sherwood has now entered interesting territory. There’s no doubt it has, so far, been a very powerful story and compelling whodunit. But now we have two juxtaposing murders to deal with. Right at the start of each episode, we are told that this story is based on two…

Apple+ TV to make Peter Capaldi crime drama

As regular readers will know, we’ve been really impressed by Apple+ TV’s output in 2022. Scoring hits like Slow Horses and Shining Girls, its series have been adult, complex and dark. Now the streamer has announced a new eight-episode series called Criminal Record a new one-hour thriller starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics…

Channel 4 confirms Suspect transmission date

Suspect will begin on Channel 4 this weekend, and the channel has revealed it will strip across four nights, with two episodes per night. The eight-part series – which features episodes of half an hour – stars a stellar ensemble cast comprising James Nesbitt, Joely Richardson, Anne-Marie Duff, Richard E Grant, Antonia Thomas, Niamh Algar,…

ITVX announces line-up ahead of Autumn launch

As we’ve reported before, ITV is rebranding its streaming service to ITVX, with an autumn launch. Now we know some of the treats on there, including crime drama. First-run dramas will appear on the streamer for at least six months before making their debut on ITV channels, including the hotly anticipated Cold War drama A Spy…

The Bay season 4: ITV confirms start of production

ITV has confirmed series four of The Bay has started production. Furthermore, the channel has also released early plotlines. The fourth series sees Marsha Thomason reprise her role as Morecambe CID’s Family Liaison Officer, DS Jenn Townsend. Marsha stars alongside series regulars Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher, Thomas Law and Andrew Dowbiggin. The series also sees…

REVIEW Sherwood (S1 E2/6)

After the excellent start to Sherwood on Monday night, all eyes were on episode two. That first instalment to this story introduced us to a sprawling, top-line ensemble cast who were tasked with bringing to life the story of a former mining community in Nottinghamshire, rocked by the murder of father, grandfather and former miner,…