REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E6/8)

  In the blink of an eye we’re almost at the end of this last series of The Bridge, and previously disperate characters and places were making their own merry little dance as Saga and Henrik investigated the serial killer case. All of these characters felt important somehow, and all felt a little bit dodgy,…

More4 reveals Dicte series three transmission date

One of the more watchable so-called Nordic Noirs is Danish series Dicte – Crime Reporter. Starring the excellent Iben Hjejle as crime-reporter-cum-crime-solver we’ve had two series of it here in the UK, while in its native Denmark series three came and went two years ago. It’s based on  Elsebeth Egholm’s novels and is set in Aarhus. So, stand…

REVIEW : The Bridge (S4 E5/8)

Note : Unfortunately our intrepid editor Paul was taken ill this weekend, meaning he couldn’t complete his review on this episode of The Bridge. Whilst he’s currently on the mend, he’s asked me to throw together some of my thoughts about the show. I‘m sure you’ll join me in wishing Paul a speedy recovery. Get…

Sofia Helin to Executive Produce new Swedish law thriller

Sofia Helin is currently wowing yet again in her iconic role of Saga Norén in the final instalment of The Bridge here in the UK, but elsewhere the series is long gone. And that means, for Helin herself, she’s already in her post-Saga working life. In her recent promotional tour of the UK, Helin mentioned…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E4/8)

There was so much going on in this fourth episode of The Bridge – the best of the bunch so far – I hardly know where to start. It was full of twists and turns, evolving character arcs and development, and some real emotion. Some feel that watching The Bridge is a difficult undertaking, not…

Danish broadcaster DR announces two new crime dramas

As readers will know, we like to keep up with what’s happening with our Scandinavian and Nordic friends across the water, and yesterday Danish broadcaster DR announced two new crime dramas that will air this autumn and winter in its flagship Sunday-night, 8pm slot. First up is series two of Mord Uden Grænser (Murder Without…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E2/8)

Last week’s opener of series four of The Bridge had a bit of everything: a brutal murder full of socio-political context, Saga in prison, Henrik and new partner Jonas undertaking all the procedural work and a new raft of peripheral characters that will all soon make sense. It was terrific stuff. Saga’s stint in prison…

Walter Presents acquires Danish series Greyzone for UK broadcast

Full disclosure: I’m still not entirely sure that Danish series Greyzone is crime or not. It feels like more of a political thriller, but because it’s got good, familiar people in it and, well, it’s Danish (as well as Swedish and German, too), we think it’ll be of interest to readers of The Killing Times,…

Transmission date for The Bridge IIII confirmed

  It has been a long time coming – too long a time coming. But now we know and I’m not going to waffle on because everyone’s keen to get on with it, so simply go over the jump to find out when series four of The Bridge will be broadcast on BBC Two. THIS…

Icelandic crime series Manners most watched over Easter

News from Iceland – a relatively new player in the Nordic Noir scene. Thanks to Trapped (and also Case and Fangar), state broadcaster RÚV and new production companies the island has been producing some quality (crime) drama over the past few years. Reports reach us that a new mini-series called Manners (Mannasiðir) dominated over the Easter…

Finnish series Bullets wins Coup de Coeur award in Cannes

The sun is out here in London, which means it’s almost TV festival season in more reliably sunny places across the globe. We always have a keen eye on what’s new and what’s winning awards, because you never know: these series could one day appear here in the UK. Out in Cannes, a Finnish series has…