Review: Witnesses (S1 E5&6/8), Saturday 9th December, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE After last week’s third and fourth episode – where Sandra Winkler and Catherine Keemer went rogue and formed their own crime drama version of Thelma and Louise – things are now bubbling nicely on Witnesses, although Sandra’s torturing of suspect Martin Souriau left a bitter taste in the mouth. You got the sense that…

Witnesses (S2 E3&4/8), Saturday 2nd December, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Last week’s opening two episodes of the second series of French crime drama, Witnesses, fell straight back into place and gave us pretty much everything we loved about the first series: a terrifyingly grotesque tableaux, a case that was commenting in some way about social and biological constructs, and an intriguing relationship between…

BBC Four confirms Witnesses 2 transmission date

Surprise rippled through the crime drama community when BBC Four announced that it had acquired the second series of Witnesses, the superior French series that was highly-rated when it first appeared on Channel 4 two years ago. We loved that first series, but the switch to BBC Four was a surprise especially because we have…

BBC acquires series two of Witnesses for UK transmission

Back in 2014 French series Witnesses came in at number five in our top crime dramas of the year (go here to refresh your memories), and we couldn’t wait to see what series two had up its sleeve. And then we waited. And waited. Channel 4 – who broadcasted the series here in the UK…