The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 12th – Sunday 18th April)

There’s quite a lot going on this week, including ITV’s three-part psychological thriller, Too Close, which is stripped across three nights. Initial reports suggest this is definitely one to watch. Elsewhere, Walter Presents is busy this week with two new series – one from Belgium and the other from Sicily. Enjoy! 1 Line Of Duty…

ITV recommissions McDonald & Dodds for a third series

ITV has commissioned a third series of detective drama McDonald & Dodds. Starring Tala Gouveia as DCI McDonald and Jason Watkins as DS Dodds, the third series will comprise three new murder mysteries for the pair to solve. Jason Watkins commented about the new run: “I’m delighted to be returning to Bath for the third series…

Ann Cleeves’ The Long Call cast announced

Ann Cleeves’ latest best-selling series, this time set in north Devon, is coming to ITV soon. And now we know who will star in The Long Call. Our Girl and Fleabag actor Ben Aldridge is set to take the leading role as DI Matthew Venn, while Juliet Stevenson playing Matthew Venn’s mother, Dorothy and Martin Shaw as the…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E3/7)

The more inquisitive viewers of this sixth series of Line Of Duty have been wondering, quite rightly, when AC-12 will actually remember what went on in the past five series. There have been so many callbacks to previous episodes many of you out there – including me – have been shouting, “BUT WHY DON’T YOU…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 5th – Sunday 11th April)

There are two new series to get stuck into this week – Channel 5’s four-part thriller Intruder (stripped over four nights), and Swedish crime drama Snabba Cash over on Netflix. Aside from that, it’s business as usual. Enjoy! 1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S6 E4/7DCI Jo Davidson faces increasing pressure from all sides…

BBC Four: Channel WILL continue to show crime drama acquisitions

Fans of BBC Four descended into panic mode earlier on this week when it was revealed that the channel would cease to commission any new shows. According to The Guardian newspaper, the channel would “cease commissioning new programmes and become an archive-focused channel as part of the ongoing significant cost-cutting drive across the corporation”. The…

Too Close on ITV: When is it on?

Too Close on ITV is set to be next big crime launch on the channel, and boasts a cracking trailer as well as a stellar cast. And now we know when it’s on. The three-part series focuses on the compelling and dangerous relationship between forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson) who is assigned to…

Unforgotten recommissioned for a fifth series by ITV

Unforgotten fans where left in emotional limbo last night, when the death of Cassie Stuart caused them to weep openly, as well as hope and pray for a new, fifth series. And now ITV has confirmed that Chris Lang will be back for a fifth run of the outstanding British crime drama. Furthermore, ITV said…

REVIEW Unforgotten (S4 E6/6)

There haven’t been many greater shocks in British detective TV than last week’s traumatic car crash in which Cassie was side-swiped by a speeding vehicle. Not only did it come completely out of the blue, but it also left so many unanswered questions – is the collision anything to do with the murder case? Could…

REVIEW Line Of Duty (S6 E2/7)

The all-new sixth series of Line Of Duty kicked off last week not with its customary bang, but more of an intriguing simmerer of a set-up that promised more explosive moments down the line. And in this second episode, you could say the same – there were callbacks aplenty, and also the first appearance of…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 29th March – Sunday 4th April)

It’s a sad week for Unforgotten fans, as series four’s finale airs on Monday. Will Cassie survive? Will there be another series? Elsewhere, we have Spanish procedural Bitter Daisies on Netflix and more new Line Of Duty and The Flight Attendant. Enjoy! 1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*S6 E3/7On the strength of evidence…