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Will Spiral become your new favourite Saturday night Euro cop drama?

1 April 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After The Killing, BBC4 seems to have found a scheduling niche to rival its Friday music docs. But is there something peculiarly English about our fondness for Wallander, Sarah Lund et al?

In an unpleasant location, the body of a young woman is discovered. A detective is called to investigate, who brings not only a high level of expertise, but also a slightly careworn, been-round-the-block level of suspicion and world-weariness. And so begins another quality European detective drama: flawed hero/heroine, institutional cynicism and corruption, wheels within wheels. The crime is solved, of course, but somehow the solution is all faintly tinged with regret, collateral damage and moral compromise.

This, pretty much, is the thrust of Spiral, a French detective drama which begins its third season on BBC4 on Saturday – we'll be blogging every episode. But you could be forgiven for thinking that we were talking about some of the »

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