Murder: experimental investigations

This is a short series of three, experimental, separate and stand-alone crime dramas, made for TV and screened on BBC2, each an hour long. Each scenario is new and different, and they’re all very much based in ‘possible’ real life situations. The stories start with a dead body, and gradually the timeline of the crime…

Arne Dahl: Sweden’s A-Team

Nordic noir comes in many forms, and the subtle, frequently understated style of Arne Dahl may not be to everyone’s tastes. Like many Scandinavian crime novels, this intelligent Swedish TV series is a blend of patient police procedural and seemingly mundane domesticity, which serve to give the stark moments of extreme violence all the more…

Page Eight: low-key/high class spy story

If you’re after a spy story with running and shouting, violence and high-tech trickery then Page Eight is all wrong (try Spooks instead). Page Eight is a much more thoughtful, contemplative drama reminiscent of early Le Carre (The Spy Who Came In From The Cold era) or the wonderful but short-lived TV series, The Sandbaggers.…