Agatha Raisin renewed for a fourth series

There’s a flurry of activity circling around Acorn TV and Sky’s cosy crime drama, Agatha Raisin. The series, which stars Ashley Jensen as a high-flying London PR woman who relocates to a sleepy Cotswolds village, has been renewed for a fourth series. The British Comedy Guide quotes a Sky source, who says: “Series four is…

Netflix releases first trailer for series two of Altered Carbon

Series one of Altered Carbon was an in an interesting addition to the crime drama genre, and mixed Blade Runner-style sci-fi with traditional noir. Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by¬†Richard K. Morgan, the series is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society…

REVIEW: The Outsider (S1 E1&2/10)

Stephen King has had something of a television renaissance in recent years, after a somewhat middling patch of mini-series duds in the late 80s and early 90s (The Langoliers, anybody?). Hot on the heels of the critical success around Mr Mercedes comes The Outsider, another twisting tale of murder and mystery which kicks off with…

Walter Presents to launch on S4C with The Stockholm Requiem

We’ve been waiting for Swedish drama The Stockholm Requiem and had it booked in for next year. But now we’re hearing that Welsh broadcaster S4C – the original home of Welsh-language hits like Hinterland/Y Gwyll, Keeping Faith/Un Bore Mercher and Hidden/Craith – has struck a deal with international drama streamer Walter Presents that will see…

Alibi confirms transmission date for Copper

A little while ago, we brought you news about UKTV channel, Alibi, picking up BBC America series Copper for UK broadcast. The series is set in New York in the 1860s and revolves around Kevin Corcoran, a tough yet decent police detective, who returns from war to find his wife missing and his daughter dead….

Lesley Manville joins Save Me, plot lines for series two revealed

British drama Save Me was one of our favourites last year, and the Lennie James-starring series is coming back soon for a second run. The first series told the story of Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe (James) and his search for Jody, his missing daughter. It also boasted an incredible ensemble cast that included Suranne Jones, Stephen…

Netflix releases new Top Boy idents and images

It’s been five years since Top Boy was on Channel 4, and now we’re looking forward to its return on Netflix in the autumn. Now the streaming giant has released some tantalising idents and images ahead of its comeback. Ashley Walters¬†and Kane Robinson are set to return as drug dealers Dushane and Sully respectively, while…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 24th – Sunday 30th June)

The biggest new crime drama this week is… a daytime show. London Kills was originally shown in America but will now be shown across the week (it’s being repeated in a late-night slot, too). Otherwise, big hitters like Big Little Lies and Killing Eve continue. Enjoy! 1 Big Little Lies *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* S2…

Wild Bill transmission date confirmed by ITV

We’ve known that Wild Bill has been ITV’s radar for a while. Now we know when it’s going to start. Starring and executive produced by Rob Lowe, Wild Bill is a fish-out-of-water crime drama following high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable in Boston, Lincolnshire. Confirmed: Wild Bill starts Wednesday 12…