BBC One confirms Peaky Blinders transmission date

We’ve known for a while that series of five of Peaky Blinders is just around the corner. Now we know exactly when it’s going to happen, and the Beeb has given it a primetime slot. By order of the #PeakyBlinders, we hereby inform you that the Shelbys are back in business from Sunday 25th August,…

REVIEW: I Am The Night (S2 E2/6)

Last week’s opening episode of this series, which tells the dark story of the Hodel family, was a workmanlike set-up instalment. We saw how young Fauna, growing up in the segregated streets of off-the-beaten-track Nevada in the 1960s soon saw her world tipped upside down – believing she was a mixed-race girl, she received the…

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 trailer for Élite series two and name transmission date

Spanish series Élite has been described as anything from Riverdale to something soapier like Gossip Girl. Series one told the story of three working-class teens, who enrolled in an exclusive private school in Spain and clashed with the wealthy students… a situation that lead to murder. Now we have a trailer and a transmission date…

Netflix releases new Mindhunter trailer

We’re all a-quiver as series two of Mindhunter – which won our best crime series of the year in 2017 – is coming into view. Streaming giant Netflix released the series’ first teaser trailer last week, and now it has released another. Warning: Try not to stare at Charles Manson. Mindhunter season 2 is coming,…

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…

Bergerac reboot looking to start production next month

Back in February, we brought you the news that 1980s favourite, Bergerac, was getting a reboot. Now we’re hearing that the project is nearing production. Talks about bringing the 80s drama back to TV screens have been taking place over the course of the year. Back in February, Paramount Network UK announced it was looking…

Elizabeth Is Missing begins filming, adds new cast members

Filming has begun on Elizabeth Is Missing, BBC One’s feature-length adaptation of Emma Healey’s best-selling novel. The film marks Glenda Jackson’s return to the screen after over 25 years, in the leading role of Maud. Joining Jackson is Helen Behan as Helen, Sophie Rundle as Sukey and Maggie Steed as Elizabeth. Other cast announced today…

Thou Shalt Not Kill starts this Friday on More4

Replacing Code 37: Sex Crimes is Italian series, Thou Shalt Not Kill. Somehow, it slipped under our radar, so let’s bring you up to speed. The 11-part series focuses on the affairs of determined police officer Valeria Ferro, who seems to possess a sixth sense when solving the puzzles behind crimes motivated by jealousy, vendettas…

REVIEW: Below The Surface (S2 E1&2/8)

After a summer with Montalbano we leave Sicily behind and head back north for Denmark for BBC Four’s Saturday-night crime treat. This second series of Below the Surface is created by Jesper Bernt, who was head writer for the second (and entirely stand-alone) series of The Team, which was broadcast in Denmark last year to…

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

This week we say goodbye to the excellent Waco (seriously, why aren’t more people watching this?), and carry on with lots of other stuff.  The only new series this week is FBI on Sky Witness – a formulaic, mystery-of-the-week series from the creator of Law & Order. Enjoy! 1 Waco *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST…