BRIDGE WEEK: The men in Saga’s life

In our week-long celebration of The Bridge, we’ve already explored the impact of an unconventional heroine, and the challenges of writing one (click here to read that). Now we look at the men in Saga’s life, of which there are three key characters.  Unlike many other crime dramas that feature a female character at its…

Steven Bochco, 1943-2018

“Cop shows are by definition melodramatic; they’re larger than life. They create very stark contrasts and conflicts emotionally. They’re provocative, assuming they grapple with – to the extent that cop shows are mirrors of the culture.”

Vote for your favourite crime dramas of the year

Well, we’ve had our say, now it’s time to tell us yours. Did you agree with our Top 20 Crime Dramas Of The Year (you can have a look here, here, here and here)? Were there shows not in the Top 20 that you felt should be? Was there anything not mentioned at all? Tell us…

The Killing Times Top 20 Crime Dramas Of The Year: Part four, 5-1

Here we go, then. It’s time for the crème de la crème, the dog’s bollocks, the grand fromages – the top five crime dramas of the year, and the ones that really stood out for us. This year has seen plenty of quantity but perhaps not the overall quality of previous years, but these top five are…