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Crime Scene is a 148-page quarterly magazine delving into the world of water-cooler crime drama on TV, film and in fiction. Covering the hottest crime drama, like Sherlock, True Detective, Fargo and The Bridge, and the latest novels from best-selling crime authors like Ian Rankin and James Ellroy. Crime Scene is packed with previews, interviews and features, on set-reports, reviews and series overviews. It brings the expertise, access and craft of Total Film and SFX to focus on the biggest and most popular genre of TV drama and of fiction: Crime.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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Which is Swedish for ‘welcome’, in honour of issue 2, our Scandinavian special. Icy brutality, dysfunctional detectives and blacker than black humour has helped make Nordic Noir some of the ‘hottest’ crime shows around. We’re lucky enough this issue to have ventured on set of WALLANDER series 4, hung out with the gorgeous Sofia Helin from THE BRIDGE series 3 and nabbed an exclusive chat with the writer of new Icelandic drama TRAPPED, while BORGEN producer Camilla Hammerich has written for Crime Scene exclusively on the power of Birgitte Nyborg. We also visited the sets of SHERLOCK: THE ABONIMABLE BRIDE and FARGO, got gritty with LUTHER and investigated the protoype of the modern detective story – this plus all the usual news, previews and reviews. I hope you like the…

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CAMILLA HAMMERICH Camilla Hammerich has held overall artistic and financial responsibility as Executive Producer of the internationally acclaimed drama series Borgen. Trained as producer at DR, The Danish Broadcasting Corporation, she has worked in nearly all areas of production in the Danish TV industry for more than 25 years, including as Head of Drama at TV2 Denmark. Currently she works as producer at DR Fiction. JONATHAN MOORE Jonathan Moore and his wife live in Hawaii. When he’s not writing, or fixing his boat, Jonathan is an attorney. Before completing law school in New Orleans, he was an English teacher, a whitewater raft guide on the Rio Grande, a counsellor at a Texas wilderness camp for juvenile delinquents, and an investigator for a criminal defence attorney in Washington, D.C. The Poison Artist by Jonathan…

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houdini & doyle

“They had very different views on the afterlife and on mediums and so on” CREATED & WRITTEN BY: DAVID HOSELTON, DAVID TITCHER STARRING: STEPHEN MANGAN, MICHAEL WESTON, REBECCA LIDDIARD, EMILY CAREY, NOAH JUPE, MARSHALL GRIFFIN, TIM MCINNERNY (ITV ENCORE) 2016 Take two contrasting minds and give them a mystery to solve: it’s a formula that just works. And Houdini & Doyle may just feature the most intriguing team-up of all time: writer Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) and illusionist Harry Houdini (Michael Weston). Set in 1901, the 10-part drama will see the duo pitting their wits against bizarre crimes – and each another. “They had very different views on the afterlife, and on mediums, spiritualism, fairies, and so on,” explains Mangan. “Doyle was a believer in spirits, and he wanted to prove their existence with…

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the real houdini & doyle

A crime-solving partnership between one of the most famous writers and the most famous illusionist of the early 20th century sounds like the stuff of TV magic, but the show’s premise is based in fact. Sort of. Arthur Conan Doyle really did have a penchant for police work. He got involved in two cases, taking it upon himself to interview suspects and examine crime scenes. His work led to the exoneration of George Edalji, who was accused of maiming horses in 1903, and also of Oscar Slater, who was convicted of murdering an elderly woman in 1908. His fame probably helped as much as his investigative skills – it was assumed he was as logical and brilliant as his fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Houdini, meanwhile, was reportedly involved in espionage. Supposedly he…

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second coming

Serial – the podcast series that examined the 1999 murder of Baltimore teenager Hae Min Lee and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed – has now been downloaded over 70 million times. Inspiring listeners to investigate it themselves, spawning endless in-depth articles, unofficial spin-offs and high-profile spoofs, Serial not only won a prestigious Peabody Award – the first ever for a podcast – it raised enough interest in the cold case to see Syed granted an appeal, based on ineffective counsel, after serving 15 years of a life sentence. After what feels like an interminable wait since the series ended back in December last year, two more seasons will be aired in quick succession, the first of which will reportedly focus on Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army sergeant who claimed,…

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stan lee’s lucky man

There are few things more popular right now than crime fiction and live action superheroics, so it was only a matter of time before someone combined the two. What you might not have predicted is that “someone” would be comic supremo Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and most of Marvel’s big hitters. Lee dreamt up the idea for Stan Lee’s Lucky Man – a 10 episode Sky 1 crime series in which James Nesbitt’s down on his luck detective Harry Clayton captures crims with the assistance of a mystical bracelet that leaves nothing to chance. “All crime shows have something similar at their base about catching someone who’s done something wrong.” Nesbitt tells Crime Scene. “Where ours is interesting is the way that the bracelet is used, so even…