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 –…

REVIEW: Spiral (S7 E7&8/12)

Well, bain marie and chateuneuf du pape, as Del Boy would say, things have gone from bad to worse for obsessive cop Laure in this season of our teasingly complex Parisian policier. Her only lead to the murderer of Chief Inspector Herville is dead, so she’s been thrown off the case, and her faithful sidekick Gilou has turned…

REVIEW: Spiral (S7 E5&6/12)

Now firmly on the trail of Faoud Khelfa, who they realise is part of the money-laundering gang, Laure and Gilou find themselves in a clinch – is the romance back on track, as well as the investigation? So Faoud, supposedly exemplary older brother of Rayan, is in fact up to his neck in the conspiracy,…

REVIEW: Spiral (S7 E3&4/12)

Following a couple of low-key opening episodes – give or take the shocking murder of Chief Inspector Herville – le plot thickens in Spiral as we find out more about Herville’s secrets, the mysterious pile of money, and the gang behind the murder. With over €300,000 in cash kicking around, one wonders whether any of…

REVIEW: Spiral (S7 E1&2/12)

Zut alors! So Spiral (or as we like to think of it in the original French, Engrenages), is back for a seventh run, after the usual agonising delay and rumours that this would be the final series (since quashed by announcements that series eight is in production). We always loved Spiral for the way it looks at the justice system as…

Spiral series seven transmission date confirmed by BBC Four

We’ve had to wait for a little while, but it’s finally here… one of the most beloved foreign-language crime dramas of the past decade or so is back on BBC Four. The channel recently released its first trailer, and some funky new artwork. In terms of plot, the team is back together to investigate a…

Series eight of Spiral begins filming, adds cast member

We’re waiting in anticipation for series seven of Spiral to hit our screens in the UK, but news reaches us that series eight has already begun filming. Star Caroline Proust told Figaro magazine recently, “I want to stop because I want to do something else. I’m tired of being a police officer because I’m confined to…

Canal+ names Spiral series seven premiere date

There were conflicting reports that series seven of Spiral was to be the last, but there will be a series eight. Which is good news for everyone who loves this intense French police drama. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – series seven is coming this year (probably to BBC Four) and we’re waiting…

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…