The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 29th May – Sunday 4th June)

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Usually, summer is quiet in the land of TV, especially so in crime drama. But not at the moment. Last week we had the return of Twin Peaks, which was extraordinary (and you really don’t want to miss the next two episodes), and this week sees the return of another my favourites, Fargo. Also look out for new Candian series, Cardinal, on BBC4 and Bloodline, which I forgot to mention last week and is still available to watch on Netflix. Enjoy! Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 15th – Sunday 21st May)

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(C) BBC – Photographer: Ewen Spencer

I’ve not been able to dedicate as much time to the site as much as I would have liked in the past few weeks due to real-life work, and I kind of thought that this week might be nice and quiet. But no. There’s another harrowing drama based on real-life events (Three Girls, starring the fabulous Maxine Peake), and the start of the final two episodes of Inspector George Gently (which I enjoy, although I know others find deathly dull). There’s also the finale of Little Boy Blue, and, wait for it, Kat & Alfie: Redwater (Thursday 18th May, 8pm, BBC1), which didn’t make the final cut. Yes, you read that correctly – Eastenders characters Kat and Alfie Moon in their own spin-off drama series. Which turns out to be a crime drama. Make of that what you will. Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 1st – Sunday 7th May)

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So, what is happening with Hinterland? Series three of the Welsh procedural premiered on S4C last year in its original, eight-part, Welsh-language version. For spoilery reviews, go here. A few weeks ago it appeared in its second incarnation – the eight-part, English-language version on BBC Wales. There is no episode this week on BBC Wales. Next Saturday also sees the premiere of the BBC Four version – four, feature-length episodes in English. Confused? Elsewhere, there are series finales of Midnight Sun and Murdoch Mysteries. Enjoy! Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 24th – Sunday 30th April)

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(C) World Productions – Photographer: Des Willie/ Aidan Monaghan

There’s a little bit going on this week, not least next Sunday’s no-doubt thrilling finale to series four of Line Of Duty. Elsewhere, Stephen Graham pops up in the dramatised true crime story, Little Boy Blue, which should be harrowing and painful to watch. Everything else? As you were! Continue reading

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 10th – Sunday 16th April)

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(c) Colin Hutton

Both British heavyweights, Line Of Duty and Broadchurch, continue to rumble on this week, as does Hinterland and Midnight Sun. The biggest new thing of the week is the Easter special of Maigret on ITV – Night At The Crossroads – which should give is something if we should need it on the holiday. Other than that, it’s as you were this week. Enjoy! Continue reading