tv.bt.com – Mark Sylvester
With a broody tone, gruesome murders and a brilliant but broken cop, it may have all the markings of classic ‘Nordic noir’, but this series is firmly anchored in crime-soaked London.
Stellan Skarsgard (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) is Detective Inspector John River, a genius scarred by the terrible things he’s seen and haunted by the spirit of a long dead murderer. Nicola Walker (Spooks) plays his loyal sidekick DS Jackie Stevenson.
Watch River on BBC One, Tuesdays, 9pm or catch up on BBC iPlayer.