TV Drama Screenings Festival: All3Media International


The Icelandic thriller Black Sands is one of several crime dramas All3Media International is showcasing in the TV Drama Screenings Festival.

Stephen Driscoll, executive VP for EMEA, calls the show, from Glassriver and acclaimed director Baldvin Z, “cinematic Nordic noir that flawlessly combines a gripping murder mystery with intriguing and poignant family drama.”

Driscoll also highlights Jed Mercurio’s Trigger Point, a “tautly drawn, action-packed story” starring Vicky McClure that has been renewed for a second season.

Season three of the Welsh drama Hidden (Craith) is also on offer. “This is Welsh noir at its absolute finest,” Driscoll says. “This atmospheric crime drama from Severn Screen features the very best of the country’s talent, both in front and behind the camera. Sian Reese-Williams stars in the latest season of this acclaimed, award-winning series playing DCI Cadi John as she carries out murder investigations against the dramatic scenery of the Welsh valleys.”

Driscoll also highlights the four-part The Holiday, calling it a “sizzling thriller.” Fom Projector Pictures and Clapperboard Entertainment, the show is “packed with exhilarating twists and turns. Viewers will be on the edge of their seats as they follow the startling revelations that unfold

The Forge’s Rules of the Game with Maxine Peake explores “timely issues,” Driscoll notes. “Ruth Fowler’s sharp, meticulously plotted script and Maxine Peake’s dazzling performance result in a captivating series that interrogates what it takes to survive the sexual politics and toxic culture in the modern workplace.”

The second season of the international co-pro Van der Valk is also available. “A fantastic, modern crime drama, infused with heart and humor from Chris Murray’s brilliant script and led by an exceptional performance from Marc Warren. We are sure global audiences will be enthralled by the latest series of mysteries, solved by the enigmatic Van der Valk and his charismatic team.”