Viewpoint on ITV: When is it on?

And we’re on to the next one. After the successes of Unforgotten and Too Close, ITV is set to roll out its next crime thriller, Viewpoint in the coming weeks. Based on an idea by Fleabag and Emmy award-winning director, Harry Bradbeer and co-created and written by Edgar award-winner Ed Whitmore, the five-part drama follows a tense…

NORDIC NOIR Viaplay releases season two trailer for Heder

Swedish law drama, Heder, is on its way back to its native Sweden at the end of this month. And now streaming service Viaplay has released a trailer for series two. The series stars Alexandra Rapaport, Anja Lundqvist, Julia Dufvenius and Eva Röse as the four partners of Swedish law firm Heder, who are committed to defending the victims…

Mother Of God! DCS Patricia Carmichael returns to Line Of Duty this week!

Say what you want about Line Of Duty, it knows how to keep people talking. The BBC One crime drama dropped the news that DCS Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin) would be returning to the show in this Sunday’s episode. Head of AC-9, Carmichael delighted in interrogating Ted Hastings in series five, before her case…

ITV recommissions McDonald & Dodds for a third series

ITV has commissioned a third series of detective drama McDonald & Dodds. Starring Tala Gouveia as DCI McDonald and Jason Watkins as DS Dodds, the third series will comprise three new murder mysteries for the pair to solve. Jason Watkins commented about the new run: “I’m delighted to be returning to Bath for the third series…

BBC Four: Channel WILL continue to show crime drama acquisitions

Fans of BBC Four descended into panic mode earlier on this week when it was revealed that the channel would cease to commission any new shows. According to The Guardian newspaper, the channel would “cease commissioning new programmes and become an archive-focused channel as part of the ongoing significant cost-cutting drive across the corporation”. The…

Too Close on ITV: When is it on?

Too Close on ITV is set to be next big crime launch on the channel, and boasts a cracking trailer as well as a stellar cast. And now we know when it’s on. The three-part series focuses on the compelling and dangerous relationship between forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson) who is assigned to…

Unforgotten recommissioned for a fifth series by ITV

Unforgotten fans where left in emotional limbo last night, when the death of Cassie Stuart caused them to weep openly, as well as hope and pray for a new, fifth series. And now ITV has confirmed that Chris Lang will be back for a fifth run of the outstanding British crime drama. Furthermore, ITV said…

David Tennant to star in new Steven Moffat thriller

Davdi Tennant has been confirmed to star in Steven Moffat’s new four-part drama, Inside Man. Tennant – who worked with Moffat on Doctor Who – will join Stanley Tucci, Dolly Wells and It’s A Sin’s Lydia Wells in the star-studded cast. The “captivating” follows a prisoner on death row in the US, a Vicar in…

ITV drops first trailer for Too Close

With Unforgotten almost at an end, it looks as though its replacement in the ITV schedules could be the three-part Too Close. And now we have our first – fantastic-looking – trailer. Too Close focuses on the compelling and dangerous relationship between forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson) who is assigned to work with Connie…

NORDIC NOIR Hamilton series two announced

Based on Jan Guillou’s books, production on the second series of Swedish crime drama, Hamilton, will begin in the summer. In the second season of the series, viewers will be reunited with, among others, secret agent Carl Hamilton (Jakob Oftebro), Hamilton’s girlfriend Sonja Widén (Katja Winter), Säpo agents Kristin Ek (Nina Zanjani) and Birger Hagman…

Walter Presents names transmission date for The Hunter

We all know that procurement brand, Walter Presents, is a prolific player in the crime drama industry. Now it has announced the acquisition of another series. Based on a true story, a Sicilian prosecutor with a killer instinct for tracking down top Mafiosi soon becomes known as ‘The Hunter’ – but success will come at…