The Killing

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Reassuring, timeless, safe: how Angela Lansbury set the style for female TV sleuths
The grande dame, who has died aged 96, pioneered the idea of a set fashion formula for a generation of fictional detectives

Chloe Mac Donnell

16, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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What if a Viking travelled to the future and needed a job? Answer: Beforeigners
This oddball police procedural sees thousands of people from the past suddenly appear in the present, leaving Norway to deal with its influx of ‘beforeigners’

Gabriel Wilder

14, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The person who got me through 2021: Sofie Gråbøl as Sarah Lund felt like a brilliant old friend
In The Killing, Lund’s incredible brain inspired me when mine felt like mushroom soup. She was a solace and an inspiration

Eleanor Morgan

26, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Claes Bang: 'I've been watching a great Danish show … what was it called?'
The Dracula star talks about filming on Zoom, if he could play Bond and the only Kubrick film he’s never seen

As told to Rich Pelley

27, May, 2020 @10:13 AM

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Fjord focus: Scandi TV tones down the noir and goes for global domination
Forget Nordic murder noir. Continuing our look at European culture, we find Scandinavian TV’s new obsessions are go-getting young girls, wartime Royals – and the Swedish origins of Spotify

Ellen E Jones

03, Mar, 2020 @3:49 PM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Lars Mikkelsen: I found God after playing a boozy, lusty priest
The Danish actor reveals the major life-change triggered by his role in Ride Upon the Storm – and looks back at his days in House of Cards with Kevin Spacey

Mark Lawson

30, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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In brief: Born to Be Posthumous; The Chestnut Man; How to Rule the World
A biography of the influential American illustrator Edward Gorey, debut crime fiction from the creator of The Killing, and a comic novel from Tibor Fischer about a documentary film-maker

Alexander Larman

27, Jan, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Streamadelica: the 30 best box sets to watch before you die
From seminal crime sagas and grim comedies to deep dramas and meta humour, here’s our writers’ guide to the best streamable shows right now

Hannah J Davies, Paul Flynn , Stuart Heritage, Julia Raeside and Jack Seale

26, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Sofie Gråbøl: ‘Lars von Trier is a very caring person… he's not like his films’
The Danish actor on her role in the director’s new serial killer movie, being mesmerised by Suranne Jones, and Christmas hygge-style

Jonathan Romney

08, Dec, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Picnic at Hanging Rock: ‘A beguiling story that just won’t die’
Joan Lindsay’s mystery novel is an eerie and unsettling tale that chimes with modern Nordic noir, but it is set on the other side of the world in repressed Victorian-era Australia

James Donaghy

10, Jul, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Bard example: can Shakespeare translate to the small screen?
Television history is littered with sub-par adaptations, but with some big name numbers coming soon – including King Lear and Hamlet – the material is still too attractive to ignore

Mark Lawson

02, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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