Review: Modus (S2 E5&6/8), Saturday 24th February, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Modus does get sillier and sillier as the weeks go by, but there’s still an addictiveness here – you want to find out if Helen Tyler is alive and who abducted her and why she was abducted. In these two episodes – the penultimate double-bill of the series – some of these…

Review: Modus (S1 E5&6/8), Saturday 10th December, BBC4

So far, Modus has been a slow, pot-boiler of a thriller. We’ve followed various narrative strands (very Scandi Noir) drift hither and thither and followed a chisel-jawed, ex-US Marine, Richard Forrester, as he’s been bumping off homosexuals in Stockholm. 

Review: Modus (S1 E3&4/8), Saturday 3rd December, BBC4

Any new Scandinavian or Nordic crime drama is greeted with much joy and fervour here in the UK, and Modus certainly has a fine pedigree to provide both – it’s based on the books by Norwegian best-seller Anne Holt, it stars The Bridge’s Melinda Kinnaman and Krister Henriksson, and, well, it’s Swedish. And it’s set at Christmas…

Review: Modus (S1 E1&2/8), Saturday 26th November, BBC4

BBC4 – that great beacon of Saturday-night, foreign-language drama – has been in a bit of limbo for the past month or so. As the seasons have turned and we’re now ensconced into something darker and colder, the channel has recently broadcast Australian dramas The Code and Dark Water. Fair enough, but they just didn’t…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 21st – Sunday 27th November)

Hold on to your thermals: at the end of this week much-anticipated Swedish crime drama, Modus, starts up on BBC4. Normal service is resumed, hurrah! Elsewhere, The Missing reaches its penultimate episode, Y Gwyll/Hinterland continues on S4C, and there’s a new radio drama on BBC Radio 4. Elsewhere, it’s slim pickings as a) I’m A…

Trailer: Modus, BBC4

While watching the pretty average Deep Water last night on BBC4, the channel, on between the double-billed episodes, played out a trailer for Modus, the highly-anticipated Swedish crime drama starting in a couple of weeks. I wanted to post that trailer here, but couldn’t find it. Instead, here’s a better one, from distributor Freemantle. Looks…

BBC confirms transmission date for Swedish series Modus

Ah, Scandinavia. It’s good to have you back on our screens. It doesn’t feel right if, during the dead of winter, a Scandinavian or Nordic series isn’t gracing our screens, and sure enough, we have one. In the lead-up to Christmas, BBC4 is playing out new four-part series based on novels by celebrated Norwegian writer…