Channel 5 confirms transmission date for Dalgliesh

One of the things we’ve been looking forward to this autumn is the new adaptation of legendary crime novelist PD James’ classic character, Dalgliesh. Set in the mid-1970s, Bertie Carvel takes the lead role as the titular detective, and the six-part series will be shown in double bills every week. In Episodes one and two,…

BritBox releases first trailer for Irvin Welsh adaptation Crime

We know that an adaptation of Irvin Welsh’s Crime is coming soon to BritBox. We now not only know when it’s landing but we’ve also got a trailer. The series tells the story of Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, a man engaged in a disturbing battle with his own demons, through the demanding and very public…

Mystery Road starts filming series three… without Aaron Pedersen

Australian facourite Mystery Road is coming back for a third series, but with a major difference – star of series one and two, Aaron Pederson, is not returning in the title role. The new six-part series, has been rebranded Mystery Road: Origin and will air in Australia on ABC in 2022. The past two series…

ITV confirms air date for The Long Call

It won’t be long now until we see the next Ann Cleeves adaptation on our TV screens. ITV has named the transmission date for The Long Call, the first in Cleeves’ new Matthew Venn novels, The four-part series sees Detective Inspector Venn return to live in a small community in North Devon with his husband,…

Filming begins on series three of McDonald & Dodds

Filming has begun on the third series of ITV crime drama McDonald & Dodds starring Tala Gouveia and Jason Watkins, both returning in the lead roles. The latest series sees Claire Skinner join the cast as Chief Superintendent Ormond. The four-part series starts with Belvedere, where a young woman is found dead sitting in a deckchair in broad…

Sky Atlantic confirms transmission date for Dexter: New Blood

As regular readers will know, we’re big fans of Dexter here at The Killing Times and were gobsmacked when Showtime announced that it was coming back to ur screes after a decade away. Now we know when the 10-episode series will start in the UK. Michael C. Hall is back as everyone’s favourite serial killer,…

ITV commissions Vicky McClure drama Without Sin

A four-part psychological thriller exploring the relationship which develops between a grieving mother and the man she believes murdered her daughter is the subject of new ITV drama, Without Sin. Vicky McClure will play the leading role of Stella Tomlinson, whose 14-year-old daughter Maisy, is found dead at their family home with the bloodied, hooded…

ITV commissions The Suspect with Aidan Turner

TV has commissioned thriller, The Suspect, starring Aidan Turner and based on the novel by Michael Robotham. The five-part drama tells the story of Dr Joe O’Loughlin (Turner), who appears to have the perfect life – a devoted wife, a loving daughter, successful practice as a clinical psychologist, media profile and a publishing deal. He’s even…

NORDIC NOIR Full trailer for The Unlikely Murderer released by Netflix

We’ve already had a trailer for Netflix’s Swedish series The Unlikely Murderer, but the streaming giant has now released a brand-new teaser. The five-part series dramatises how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Palme may have gotten away with murder. This fictional interpretation shows how Stig Engström, the graphic designer who…

Shetland series six gets transmission date

We knew that series six of Shetland was just around the corner, and now BBC One has confirmed its start date. The forthcoming new series centres on the doorstep murder of a prominent local figure, a case which strikes at the heart of the Shetland Isles and its people. As Perez and his team uncover…

Impeachment: American Crime Story confirmed for BBC Two

Judging by its last two series, American Crime Story is one show you should be watching. In fact, series two – The Assassination Of Gianna Versace – won our Crime Drama Of The Year in 2018. This time around, the anthology series takes a closer look at the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton in 1998….

Litvinenko: David Tennant to star as tragic Russian agent in ITV drama

David Tennant will star as Alexander Litvinenko in a new, eponymously titled ITV drama series. Litvinenko was a former Russian Federal Security Services and KGB officer whosedeath, from polonium poisoning in November 2006, triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the Metropolitan Police. The drama also focuses upon the…