Something To Hide: French crime series starring Daniel Auteuil coming soon

Here’s another French series heading to All4/Walter Presents. Something To Hide (Le Mensonge) stars the legendary Daniel Auteuil as a wealthy Frenchman whose world is shattered after an accusation of rape. Based on a harrowing true story it tells the story of a town Mayor. For Claude’s beloved grandson Lucas (Victor Meutelet), life is much…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th October)

This week we say farewell to a number of shows – Inside Man finishes, as does Karen Pirie and Recipes For Love and Murder. But… we do get the excellent Red Light on All4/Walter. Enjoy! 1 Red Light *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*S1-10/10A swirling, current drama series about three women who lose themselves and find each other…

Merry Christmas from The Killing Times

Everyone at The Killing Times wishes all our readers a very merry Christmas, a happy holidays or simply a day off to eat nice food and drink what you like to drink. We’ll be publishing our Top 20 crime dramas of the year from Monday 27th December, and then on 1st January it’s our 2022…

REVIEW Paris Police 1900 (S1 E7&8/8)

Before we go any further, you have to say Paris Police 1900 was a wholly surprising bolt from the blue. We got no fanfare, no prior warning… this eight-part series came from nowhere to become one of the best of the year, if not the best. It’s been an incredibly immersive and cinematic series, as…

REVIEW Paris Police 1900 (S1 E3&4/8)

Last week’s opening two episodes of this richly-detailed and sprawling French period crime drama were a complete eye-opener. In those first two hours of television, we were transported back to a world where brutal anti-semitism reigned, the 20th-century was beginning to blossom and a fractured society struggled to deal with the vicious murder of two…

REVIEW Baptiste (S2 E3/6)

We’re at the half-way stage of this final series of Baptiste, and by the end of it my head was spinning after an incredibly savage massacre scene, big questions answered and a helluva twist. Before that, however, and you got the impression that it was a quieter episode with plenty of build-up. As it turned…

REVIEW Beck (S8 E4/4)

With Beck facing up to his mortality, and questions being raised about his conduct of an old case, will this be the last we see of Stockholm’s gloomiest detective?  As this brief season comes to an end, we’re given even more direct suggestions that Martin Beck might not be long for this world – in…

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S1 E2/6)

Fflur Dafydd’s six-part thriller Yr Amgueddfa laid down some intriguing markers in its opening episode (yes, I know I’m late on this but I’ve had a stressful, busy couple of weeks and haven’t had a chance to write down my thoughts). Lest we forget, Yr Amgueddfa tells the story of museum boss Della who launches…

REVIEW Fargo (S4 E5/11)

As I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions in the past, there’s really nothing quite like Fargo on television. Really and truly, it has provided me with so many great things over the years, whether it’s character or scenes or even, yes, whole series. Its unpredictability often makes for exciting viewing, with sequences and characters so bold…

REVIEW Time (S1 E1/3)

It’s the noise first. The constant noise. Then the sudden denial of space. Then the unrelenting grey and the metal, oozing rancour from every pore. This is what you get from the opening scenes of Jimmy McGovern’s new three-part prison drama, Time, as Mark Cobden (Sean Bean) is taken to jail. In the beginning, we’re…