Spiral featurette hints at series seven storylines

Earlier this year, we brought you news that series seven of Spiral had begun filming in Paris. This seventh series is to be the show’s last, and now information and images are starting to be drip-fed out into the ether. This is what we know so far: While the group of Laure Berthaud has shattered,…

Review: Spiral (S6 E11&12/12), Saturday 3rd February, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE As this season comes to a finale as twisty as a baguette, the French flics have everything left to fight for – can they pin down the murderer of cop Mercier? Can put-upon Laure make it work with the ethically challenged Gilou? And can Josephine escape the consequences of her attack on…

Review: Spiral (S6 E7&8/12), Saturday 20th January, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Joséphine has always been tightly-wound, but usually, she manages to maintain a certain sang-froid – this week she loses it completely, and the repercussions are bound to be immense. At the same time, the CID will have to pay for the disastrous raid on the Roma camp – someone’s going to get…

Series seven of Spiral begins filming in Paris

NB: MILD SPOILERS INSIDE Even though series six of Spiral has only reached its half-way stage on BBC Four, thanks to our chums over at Scanoir we were alerted to the fact that a seventh series has started filming in France. Which is, obviously, very good news indeed. Not only that but Canal+ has released an…

Review: Spiral (S6 E5&6/12), Saturday 13th January, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE So far as TV cop shows are concerned, if you want a quiet life, don’t be an angler, a dog-walker or a construction worker. If you are, nothing is more certain than that your day will be interrupted by the discovery of a bloated floating corpse, a dismembered body or the mummified…

Review: Spiral (S6 E3&4/12), Saturday 6th January, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Spiral still has the ability to shock; the Irréversible-style opening of episode three, with Josephine finding herself recovering in an underpass after an assault, follows a languid dolly-shot across the Parisian cityscape. The Paris of Spiral is rarely inimical – though some of its inhabitants are – but here we are reminded that the city…

Review: Spiral (S6 E1&2/12), Saturday 30th December, BBC Four

NB. SPOILERS INSIDE Finally, or rather enfin as the French say, Spiral is back, and we can plunge once again into the murky world of the Parisian justice system, and the convoluted private lives of the unorthodox flics we have come to love.

BBC Four confirms transmission date for series six of Spiral

I can’t be bothered to write anything here because you’re all eager to know what’s what when it comes to Spiral. Let’s just cut to the chase, eh? All we can say that it’s good news and it’ll be quite an end to the year – hold onto your hats, here comes series six of…

First Look: Spiral (Series 6)

One of the heavyweights of European crime drama, Spiral (Engrenages), returned for its sixth series premiere on Monday night in its native France. The hope is that we’ll be able to see it here in the UK on BBC Four before the year is out, but in the meantime, there was much excitement on the…

Season six of Spiral to start shooting in Paris next month

Thanks to Spiral and Witnesses (and a whole bunch of stuff on Walter Presents), France is now up there as one of the key and most prolific producers of tight, grimy, edgy urban procedurals. I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that the country’s output now rivals Scandinavia and the Nordic…