The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 7th – Sunday 13th May)

Well, here we go then – it’s finally here. We’ll be getting everyone in the mood with a whole week’s worth of Bridge content from Monday, but the real thing starts on Friday. Elsewhere, Midsomer Murders is back (although it looks like it’s starting its new run with the final two, unaired episodes from series…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 30th April – Sunday 6th May)

  It’s something I’d never thought I’d type, but this week’s 10 Best is dominated by the Belgians. Salamander and Rough Justice continues, and Tabula Rasa starts on Channel 4/All4. Elsewhere, Netflix has managed to get its hands on a whole bunch of series of the original Prime Suspect. Enjoy!

REVIEW: The City & The City (S1 E4/4)

  We reach the conclusion of The City & The City, as Borlú desperately attempts to find the connection between the disappearance of his own wife and the murder of Mahalia. With his closest allies turning against him, can he uncover the truth in both cases and bring the guilty to justice before it’s too…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th April)

We say goodbye to two big shows this week – the American Crime Story (we’ll have a series review up next week) and David Morrissey’s enigmatic The City & The City both bid farewell. There’s also a new paranormal-tinged investigative drama on the radio this week, starring Nicola Walker. But really, this is the week is…

REVIEW: The City & The City (S1 E3/4)

  The City & The City hit some rough terrain last week after it’s initially smooth start, as the search for Mahalia’s killer moved to Ul Qoma and… well, very little happened. With Borlú’s time running out in the sister city, can he uncover the truth about Orciny and it’s role in what happened to…

Review : The City & The City (S1 E2/4), Friday 13th April, BBC Two

The City & The City returns for it’s second installment after a highly encouraging debut episode last week. David Morrissey held together the central role of Inspector Tyador Borlú well enough despite some familiar cliches (haunted past, scraggy beard, off-brand cigarettes, bit grumpy) coming along for the ride – but moreover, the character served us well…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 9th-Sunday 15th April)

Another week, and another busy one in the land of crime drama. The new arrival is series four of the critically acclaimed Bosch over on Amazon Prime, and then – at the weekend – series two of Salamander begins. Elsewhere, we say goodbye to Ordeal By Innocence and Marcella.

Review : The City & The City (S1 E1/4), Friday 6th April, BBC 2

China Miéville’s much-lauded, award-winning novel The City & The City finally gets the BBC adaptation treatment, after lying around in development hell with the broadcaster since 2015. A heady combination of police procedural and ‘weird’ fiction, the story centers around two cities called Ul Qoma and Beszel that occupy the same geographical space – but…