BBC Four has had a bit of mixed bag of a year when it has come to foreign crime drama – Cardinal was workmanlike but watchable, and has been the channel’s only real crime drama of note in 2017. Walter Presents and Netflix have been much more prolific so far. But we’re entering what broadcasters like to call quarter three and the hope is that this is when the action starts for the channel. We may get Spiral later in the year, but in the meantime, we get this new, Spanish series. Spain is not a nation BBC4 has bought from until now and this 10-parter (although it had 16 episodes in Spain… I need to clarify this) started in intriguing fashion.
NB: Spoilers inside