Spiral – Engrenages Season 5, Episodes 1 and 2

Our good friend wandywatson1 is blogging Spiral…his blogs are always a treat…merci monsieur!


Spiral – Engrenages Season 5, Episodes 1 and 2


After the horrendous events that happened in France this week, it seems poignant that the marvellous Spiral is back on our screens.

The first series, consisting of eight episodes began on Canal+ in France in December 2005.  It’s come a long way since then.  The BBC funded series 2 and it continues to go from strength to strength, exported to 70 countries round the world.

The first series was shown in the UK on BBC Four during the summer of 2006, and the channel has stuck with it.  BBC4 continues to almost single handedly try to rescue the awfulness that is Saturday night TV.

While Nordic Noir remains hugely popular, Spiral was almost the precursor to the likes of The Killing and The Bridge.  You want dark?  Check.  A socially awkward police officer?  Check.  (And not just the one).  Great acting? …

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