Netflix names transmission date for Freud

A crime drama involving Sigmund Freud, you say? Why yes. In 2018 we reported that streaming giant was to produce its first-ever Austrian-language drama, featuring the titular and famous godfather of psychology. Now we know when it’s going to transmit. And we also have a trailer. The story sees Sigmund Freud in Vienna in 1886,…

Walter Presents/All4 confirm transmission date for Fenix

As ever there’s a lot of stuff coming up under the Walter Presents banner. The next series off the block is Dutch thriller, Fenix. Fenix expands that grey area between police and criminals, their necessary evils, through an ambitious TV mini-series intertwining the stories of several characters: an ambitious Dutch detective aiming to take down a…

BBC Two releases first Vienna Blood trailer

Coming soon to BBC Two, Vienna Blood is a three-part series set around the turn of the 20th century. Now we have our first trailer. Set in 1900s Vienna, it follows Max Liebermann, a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. When Max comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt, an Austrian…

REVIEW: The Name Of The Rose (S1 E1/8)

Full disclosure: the film adaptation of Umberto Eco’s celebrated novel The Name Of The Rose stayed with me for a long time. Long before Game Of Thrones, it was a mysterious, atmospheric Medieval tale of a sleuthing monk and his young sidekick as they entered the walls of a Benedictine monastery in the mountainous north…

Netflix to adapt Harlan Coben novel as Polish series

Award-winning crime novelist Harlan Coben is hot property in TV at the moment. We’ve already had a few Netflix series, and now another of his novels is get the treatment from the streaming giant… but this time as a Polish original series. The Woods will be a six-part series that will be broadcast in 2020….

Adrian Dunbar drama Blood renewed for second series

Adrian Dunbar’s Ted Hastings is now globally known, but last year Dunbar – an actor who’s been aorund for decades and has always produced good work – starred in a lesser-known series, Blood. Created by Sophie Petzal, Blood explores family, memory, and the impact the past can have on the present. Written once again by Sophie…

BBC Two acquires Vienna Blood

BBC Two has dipped into the cauldron of European crime drama and has acquired an English-language series set in Austria. The three-part, feature-length, series, written by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Deep State), is based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis. Starring Matthew Beard, and Juergen Maurer, Vienna Blood is set in 1900s…

Netflix announces transmission date for Criminal

We’ve already brought you news about Netflix’s Criminal, an intriguing four-part series. It also garnered plenty of interest because of one David Tennant appearing in one of the episodes. Now we know when it’s going to be broadcast on the streaming giant. Set entirely within the confines of a police interview suite, Criminal (starring David…

Thou Shalt Not Kill starts this Friday on More4

Replacing Code 37: Sex Crimes is Italian series, Thou Shalt Not Kill. Somehow, it slipped under our radar, so let’s bring you up to speed. The 11-part series focuses on the affairs of determined police officer Valeria Ferro, who seems to possess a sixth sense when solving the puzzles behind crimes motivated by jealousy, vendettas…