‘It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. 406 more words
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I love Wallender and I’m a big fan of The Killing, wouldn’t say no to A Bridge or two, in fact, put subtitles on it and stick it on BBC 4 and there’s a more than fair chance I’ll be watching. 491 more words
My father used to say about detective fiction that one sign that a series had gone off the rails was when the plot went international. The theory as I understood it is that mystery novels are both about solving the crimes and about evoking a sense of time and place. 630 more words
There are two instantly surprising facts about Sir Kenneth Branagh. The first is that the man considered perhaps the foremost Shakespearean actor of the 80’s and 90’s, with the cut-glass diction to match, is really a Belfast native. 572 more words
Another busy, busy month — I should’ve split it into fortnights again.
Anyway, read on for reviews of Top of the Lake: China Girl, the latest instalments of Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks, ‘old’ shows like Line of Duty series 3 (from all the way back in 2016) and Peaky Blinders series 2 (from even longer ago: 2014), and even more bits & bobs too. 2,019 more words