The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: QUARTER-FINAL 2: The Bridge (Sweden) v The Lens (Czech Republic)

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EURO2016It’s time for the second quarter-final, which sees one of the tournament favourites, Sweden’s The Bridge, take on surprise team of the tournament, The Lens from the Czech Republic. The Bridge strolled through qualifying, and it’s easy to suggest that it will blow away The Lens. But is there a surprise on the cards? A place in the semi-finals is at stake! Continue reading

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The Killing Times Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: The Killing (Denmark) v The Lens (Czech Republic)

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EURO2016After yesterday’s win for England’s Happy Valley over Italy’s Inspector Montalbano, it’s back to Group D today and an opportunity to check back in with one of the tournament favourites, The Killing. Denmark’s representative takes on The Lens, from the Czech Republic, who also won its first game. Let’s face it – there’s only going to be one winner here. Or will there? Continue reading

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: The Lens (Czech Republic) v Falcón (Spain)

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EURO2016It’s time to check in with two teams yet to make an appearance in the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama – from the Czech Republic, The Lens, and, from Spain, Falcón. Let’s be brutally honest here: these two aren’t expected to go beyond the group stages but, as we saw from yesterday’s fixture between Inspector Montalbano and Salamander, unfancied teams can and do produce some close match-ups. Continue reading

Walter Presents launches today. What to watch on the new on-demand service

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screen_shot_2015-12-03_at_12.45.53Walter who? In a world where TV channels are not only competing with an increased number of traditional broadcast outlets but also on-demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, channels or portals or, haven forbid, brands, one solution to get a new channel noticed is call it something a bit out of the norm. Channel 4’s new online service – Walter Presents – will certainly get noticed. (Whether it’s able to stick in the mind and make an impression is another thing.) No matter – the service launches today and crime drama fans are in for a treat. The only question is: when will we have time to watch yet another new channel stuffed full of incredible-looking foreign-language drama? Continue reading