REVIEW The Tourist (S1 E2/6)

It’s a familiar trope in old-fashioned film noirs updated to the present day (and in this case relocated to Australia) in which the central character – here called The Man – is both the hunter and the hunted. It was bound to happen, especially the last we saw at the end of the fun, intriguing…

REVIEW The Tourist (S1 E1/6)

And so it beings. Fresh after wrapping out 2021 (see our top 20 crime dramas of the year here), it’s back to it with BBC One’s big New Year series, The Tourist. From the minds of Harry and Jack Williams you know it’ll be creative and interesting, and The Tourist is exactly that – a…

REVIEW Shetland (S6 E6/6)

Throughout this series, I’ve been trying to figure out a unifying theme that has bound these episodes together. It really has been all over the place in terms of tone, texture and plot strands, but now we know who killed Galbraith, Eamonn Gauldie and Marie-Ann – and poor Sister Carolyn – I can safely say…

REVIEW Dalgliesh (S1 E6/6)

With the attack on Father Barnes adding to the mystery of the Berowne killing, will the alibis of the victim’s dodgy family start to crack?  The first part of A Taste For Death, like previous stories in this series, did a very good job of setting up multiple suspects and storylines, without giving any definitive clue…

REVIEW Dalgliesh (S1 E5/6)

Adam Dalgliesh returns to his home ground of London in this week’s two-parter A Taste for Death – facing his most puzzling case so far, how will the poetic policeman react to being back in the smoke?Since the first two stories in this series, Shroud for a Nightingale and The Black Tower took place in isolated rural communities, it will be…

REVIEW Shetland (S6 E5/6)

After the last two episodes, where the Logan Creggan storyline (literally) exploded, I hoped that this series might calm down a little bit and get back to what it does best. And in many respects it did. With that emotional Creggan storyline out of the way, and Creggan as a suspect now out of the…

REVIEW Craith (S3 E6/6)

How often have we all looked forward to a series finale only to be let down by huge, gaping plot holes, unexplained moments, tepid endings or a set-up for further series? The good news is that Craith provided none of these letdowns. And thank goodness – lest we forget, this was not only the series…

REVIEW Craith (S3 E5/6)

At the end of episode four, we saw Siôn Thomas strangle Father McEwan in his vestry. Up until that point, even if we suspected it and hoped it wasn’t true, Siôn was revealed to be a double-killer, all because his beloved mother had been the victim of an arson attack all those years go. In…

REVIEW Dalgliesh (S1 E4/6)

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