No new Happy Valley until ‘end of 2018 at the earliest’

It’s been a bumper news day for Sarah Lancashire fans. This morning we carried a story that the award-winning actress is set to appear in Tom Rob Smith’s MotherFatherSon, and now we get an update on the much-anticipated third series of Happy Valley. Radio Times reports that Executive Producer, Nicola Shindler, spoke at a Broadcasting…

Happy Valley update: series three likely for 2018

While it’s a bit of a news day and I’m waiting for carious things to come through on email, I thought I’d take a look and see where some our favourite crime dramas were in terms of making a return. One show that’s been quiet recently is Happy Valley, Sally Wainwright’s superior neo-Western, set in…

The Killing Times’ Top 15 Crime Dramas Of 2016: Part 3, 5-1

Just reading through the first 10 picks in our annual Top 15 Crime Dramas of year, it really hits you just how high the standard has been this year. Already we’ve had some of the heavy hitters of British crime drama, which means – I hope – that our top five is something really special….

Killer Women Dispatches #3: Is crime fiction misogynistic?

The next panel session for me was ‘Is Crime Fiction Misogynistic?’, which was hosted by journalist India Knight and featured Sam Baker (who co-created The Pool, an excellent online magazine for women), journalist Julie Bindel and Irish novelist John Connolly. Elsewhere, there was the ‘How To Solve A Murder’ session (excellent, by all accounts), but…

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: The (Almost) Live Draw

Last week we teased a new competition on The Killing Times: the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama. All throughout the summer the continent’s best national football teams will be gathering in France to do battle, but in the virtual world the continent’s best crime dramas will also be going head-to-head. All throughout the month and…

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: The runners and riders

With the footballing equivalent of Euro 16 set to kick off on Friday 10th June, we thought we’d have a bit of fun here at The Killing Times and stage our own tournament, featuring the best crime series from across the continent as selected by us (well, me really). We’re expecting the ‘matches’ to be…

Review: The People Next Door, Wednesday 6th April, Channel 4

One-off dramas are a bit of a curio at the best of times, but Channel 4’s one-off, The People Next Door, adds layers to the intrigue with an interesting device – much of the footage the story is framed in is from mobile phone cameras and CCTV footage. As I said in an earlier post…