Interviewing the best names from the world of TV crime drama and crime fiction.
The Killing Times Crime Drama Podcast Episode 18: Fflur Dafydd, Yr Amgueddfa
28:04We welcome back Welsh screenwriter Fflur Dafydd, the woman behind current S4C hit Yr Amgueddfa. Fflur talks about her creative process, how screenwriting has liberated her and her inspiration for the multi-layered Yr Amgueddfa. For more news and reviews of all the best TV crime drama, go to www.thekillingtimestv.wordpress.com
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The Killing Times Crime Drama Podcast Episode 17: Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir
29:36To celebrate the start of Icelandic crime series The Valhalla Murders on BBC Four in the UK, we spoke to actress Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, who plays the lead role of Kata. It's another dark, addictive crime drama from Iceland, and we talk to Nína about Icelandic crime, her love for the UK and what makes a strong Nordic Noir.
The Killing Times Crime Drama Podcast Episode 16: Sofia Helin
22:32Sofia Helin needs no introduction, but the Swedish actress recently stepped outside of her comfort zone recently and headed down to Australia to guest star in series two of Mystery Road. In the series, she plays archaeologist, Professor Sandra Elmquist, who becomes embroiled in a murder mystery. Here, she talks about her experiences down under, the difficult subject of the ownership of history, discusses her most recent projects and tells how she feels about The Bridge, several years after she finished playing Saga Norén. Series two of Mystery Road is out now to buy on DVD and digital, alongside the series one and two boxset.
The Killing Times Crime Drama Podcast Episode 15: Alexa Davies, Honour
33:36In this episode, actress Alexa Davies joins us to talk about new ITV crime drama, Honour, a harrowing and emotional story about 20-year-old Babaz Mahmod, who was murdered in 2006 in a shocking honour killing. Alexa discusses the case itself, what's it like to play a real character and discusses why true crime adaptations are such a hot sub-genre.
The Killing Times Crime Drama Podcast Episode 14: Adrian Bate, Executive Producer, Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith
29:21In this episode, we welcome Executive Producer of Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith, Adrian Bate. Adrian discusses how COVID-19 affected the third and final series, and tells us what lies in store for Faith Howells.
The Killing Times Crime Drama Podcast Episode 13: Fflur Dafydd, 35 Diwrnod
31:38Ahead of the series five finale, acclaimed screenwriter Fflur Dafydd - writer of S4C's critically acclaimed crime drama, 35 Diwrnod - returns to the podcast to discuss the twists and turns of this extraordinary series.
The Killing Times Crime Drama Podcast Episode 12: Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies, Craith
27:56We go to back to Wales for the latest edition of our podcast. From Bangor, overlooking the churning waters of the Menai Straits, to the abandoned quarries of Llanberis, this is a landscape DI Cadi John knows well. A world she never expected to return to. Drawn back for personal reasons - the faltering health of her beloved father - Cadi finds herself policing the precinct and people of her youth. Paul talks to stars Sian Reese-Williams and Sion Alun Davies about Welsh Noir, Cadi and Owen police partnership and what's ahead in series two. You can subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts and other outlets.
The Killing Times Crime Drama Podcast Episode 11: Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, The Flatey Enigma
26:27We go back to Iceland for our next podcast to talk to the writer of the four-part The Flatey Enigma. Starring Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir as Jóhanna, it tells the story of a single mother who's forced to go back to her home island of Flatey to tie up her late father's estate in the early 1970s. There, she encounters prejudice, becomes prime suspect in a murder case and tries to work out an ancient what her linguist professor had been working on prior to his death. A heady mixture. Paul talks to writer Margrét Örnólfsdóttir about how storytelling is still so important in Icelandic culture and how the island has changed. You can subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts and other outlets.