Channel 4 unveils three new psychological dramas

When they do crime drama things, you can always rely on Channel 4 to do things a bit differently. Today, the channel has announced three new stand-alone dramas with a crimey edge, in a new strand called On The Edge. to be transmitted in one night. The night will showcase the work of three rising…

Channel 4/Walter Presents acquires Danish crime drama, Norskov

Denmark’s Follow The Money is about to end this weekend, but have no fear – there’s another Danish crime drama on the horizon. Norskov is its name and, according to the Scanilo.us website, it has been picked up by Channel 4/Walter Presents for transmission here in the UK. The show gave its native TV2 channel…

Review: Witnesses (S1 E2/6), Wednesday 29th July, Channel 4

Last week’s first episode of Witnesses was so grotesque in its premise, its characters so engaging and the pacing and plotting almost perfect, it was impossible not to be hugely impressed by it. It set itself up as a really dark and gritty procedural, mixing Scandinavian influences with the French’s current penchant for superb crime…

Channel 4 to start new foreign language channel this autumn

If the BBC has been responsible for getting people interested in foreign language drama again, it has been crime dramas like The Killing and The Bridge (above) that have been the shows that have really kickstarted the trend. Those two dramas in particular have given BBC4 the confidence┬áto transmit political drama Borgen and recent period…

First Look: Fargo, Channel 4

We’re back to one of those other series again. One of those series that people like us and people in the media will bombard you with – you must watch this ad infinitum. But Fargo, at least the first episode of which, is well worth the hype and demands you throw your family out on…

Gillian Flynn and David Fincher to adapt Channel 4’s Utopia for HBO

One of crime fiction’s biggest hits over the past year or so has been Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl – the tale of a dysfunctional married couple, the disappearance of a wife and a husband’s frantic search for her. Because it’s been so successful it’s easy to downplay the brilliance of the book – because success…