REVIEW Spiral (S8 E9&10)

With desperate gangster Cisco’s planned robbery looming, he sends his psycho son Titi to tie up some loose ends – will informant Bilal and street kid Suleymane get the chop? To be honest, we’re not too bothered about these low-lives, we’re obviously much more concerned about whether disgraced cop Gilou will be able to redeem…

REVIEW Spiral (S8 E7&8/10)

The plot’s bubbling along nicely now as Gilou has sussed out Cisco’s plans. But as they seem to involve a suicidal attack on a gang of drug dealers, we don’t hold out much hope for a happy ending for Gilou, caught in the crossfire between cops and robbers.  In fact, as Gilou has been recruited…

REVIEW Spiral (S8 E5&6/10)

Things are hotting up with Laure’s murder case – she seems to have stumbled on an international drug-running gang. Will this be enough to lift this rather languorous season out of its ennui? As Laure tries to question the drug mule Maria, who should turn up but Joséphine, looking like she’s stumbled out of a…

Could Spiral be getting a spin-off series this year?

Spiral is almost half-way through its final series on BBC Four. The revered French crime drama is due to end at the end of the run, bringing a close to one of the most popular and influential foreign-language series ever to come to UK screens. But news reaches us that this might be the end…

REVIEW Spiral (S8 E3&4/10)

With Gilou still in the chokey, and Laure’s murder case going nowhere fast, this season hasn’t got off to a stellar start – can the Parisian po-po pull something out of their hats for this final season of Spiral? When last seen, Gilou was cosying up to killer Cisco, when he should have been thinking more…

REVIEW Spiral (S8 E1&2/10)

The Parisian cops of Spiral are back for what we are told is their final outing – can this season top the gritty drama of previous sagas, or will it be a case of ça continue trop longtemps? If you haven’t been following Spiral – and if not, why not? – here’s a quick run-down. A bit like Law…

Spiral: BBC Four confirms transmission date for season eight

BBC Four has confirmed the transmission date for the eighth and final series of French crime drama, Spiral. Yesterday, we brought you news that BBC’s iPlayer were showing all seven series of the show, which usually means that the new series is just around the corner. And now we know. Here’s a French-language trailer to…

Spiral: BBC iPlayer showing all seven series ahead of season eight

We’ve already teased that 2021 could be a monster year for crime drama (just think of all the shows who had to postpone production because of COVID this year). One of the most anticipated in the eighth and final series of French crime drama, Spiral. The serie started in its native France eaerlier this year,…

Spiral: First series eight trailer released

We’re due another series of French favourite, Spiral, this year, and the show’s home network, Canal Plus, has released the first trailer. And, of course, series eight is significant because it’s the last ever, confirmed in the channel’s Tweet. It looks as though French viewers will be getting the series in September, so we’re hoping…

REVIEW: Spiral (S7 E11&12/12)

A subdued Laure gets roasted by Acting Divisional Commander Anfrey from Disciplinary, as Tintin looks on – how does he really feel about his former colleagues? Their questioners fail to divide and conquer Laure and Gilou, who know the routine only too well. But it’s a huge humiliation when their offices are searched. Fortunately, Ali…

REVIEW: Spiral (S7 E9&10/12)

So Laure’s investigation into the killing of Chief Inspector Herville is back on track, and she has a new suspect – bent (or perhaps just incompetent) Fraud Squad copper Lebrion. But with wily Josephine nobbling over-eager Judge Roban, will the whole case collapse around the team’s ears? While we’re wrapped up in that debate –…