One of the big festive dramas from the Beeb is the two-part adaptation of Jessie Burton’s best-selling period thriller, The Miniaturist. It stars Anya Taylor, Romola Garai, Hayley Squires, Paapa Essiedu and Emily Berrington, and looks set to be one of the highlights of the festive season. Now we know when it’s going to be shown.
Jørn Lier Horst is a Norwegian author (and former member of the Norwegian police) who has written almost two dozen crime novels, 11 of which feature Police Inspector William Wisting. News reaches us that Horst’s internationally bestselling series about Wisting will be turned into a major Norwegian drama series, and shooting will commence in mid-January.
BBC One’s hit daytime drama series Father Brown is set to return this December, for its sixth series, and opens with a Christmas Special before the series continues in January. Returning alongside Father Brown (Mark Williams) are his faithful parish secretary Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), wayward socialite Bunty Windermere (Emer Kenny) and long-suffering Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam).
We’re in for a treat next week when series two of French crime drama, Witnesses, starts next week on BBC Four. Marie Dompnier is joined by Audrey Fleurot. Elsewhere, there’s a new Mexican thriller on Walter Presents, and series four of New Zealand crime drama, The Brokenwood Mysteries, starts on Drama. Enjoy!
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There wasn’t a whole lot of progression in the story of The Frankenstein Chronicles this week, as John Marlott and Sergeant Nightingale continued to converge in on the grim conspiracy that is haunting Pye Street. But things did get considerably creepier…
It’s a huge week this coming week in terms of quality, perhaps the biggest we’ve ever seen since we started the site. There’s the new Netflix series Alias Grace, based on the Margaret Atwood novel; the return of I Know Who You Are; Babylon Berlin, Sky’s expensive-looking, Weimar-era crime drama; The Frankenstein Chronicles’ second series; and the last ever episode of George Gently. Probably best if you don’t leave the house this week. Enjoy!
Today we bought more news of series four of The Bridge, and now news reaches us of another Nordic heavyweight – Trapped. The Icelandic series won The Killing Times Best Crime Drama Of 2016 with a stunning debut season. We’ve been waiting patiently for news of series two, and now we have some – series two has started filming in northern Iceland.