After seven weeks of gripping plot twists and heavy Rolling Rock consumption, HBO’s superb Mare of Easttown has come to an end. If you’re wondering what to binge next, read on. GBH has plenty of heart-pounding drama that not only will keep you on the edge of your seat, but may even have you asking, “Mare, who?”

Unforgotten Season 4

Premieres on Sunday, July 11 at 9pm on GBH 2 and Seasons 1-3 on GBH Passport
Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star as DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil “Sunny” Khan in this quietly riveting cold-case drama. Painstaking police work against a bleak London backdrop will certainly scratch the Easttown itch, but the palpable chemistry between the duo and their compassion for others in the face of violent crime has made this one of the best series on television, period. This fourth and final season promises to be the most dramatic yet. You can discover or revisit the previous seasons on GBH Passport now.

Halifax: Retribution

Available on GBH Passport
Twenty years after the last Halifax f.p. telemovie — an Australian crime series that was known for featuring Aussie talent in guest roles, including Guy Pearce, who also happens to play Richard in Mare of Easttown — Rebecca Gibney’s forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax is back on the case. Jane is in good company as the leader of a procedural drama: as The Guardian wrote, she has the “steeliness of Dana Scully, the nous of Jessica Fletcher, the sangfroid of Jennifer Melfi, the drive of Jane Tennison and the sexuality of Phryne Fisher” with a certain strength all her own. She’ll need it to track down a sniper on the loose in Melbourne.


Available on GBH Passport
There’s a reason why Tchéky Karyo’s French investigator Julien Baptiste was a breakout character in the excellent (but heartbreaking) series The Missing. Charismatic and fiercely intelligent, Baptiste is a natural empath who brings a bit of calm to even the grimmest underworld investigations. Season 1 takes place in Amsterdam and features a talented multi-lingual cast and Tom Hollander in prime form as a desperate, demented businessman who is looking for his missing niece. A second season is due out later in 2021, set in Budapest and co-starring Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve).

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Seasons 1 and 2 available on GBH Passport; Seasons 1-4 available on the Masterpiece Channel in Amazon Prime
It doesn’t get much moodier than this haunting Italian crime thriller. The gorgeous Miriam Leone stars as the mercurial Chief Inspector Valeria Ferro of the Turin homicide squad, whose genius for detective work stands in stark contrast to her messy personal life (sound familiar?). What sets this stylish and gritty series apart is its diverse cast, top-notch cinematography and slow burning action. Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now on GBH Passport. In Italian with English subtitles.

A Confession

Premieres Sept. 20 at 9pm on GBH 44
Coming to GBH 44 in September is this true crime story of how DS Steve Fulcher tried to bring a killer to justice, and sacrificed his career in the process. A gripping manhunt dominates the first few episodes, but Fulcher’s decision, the aftermath and its impact on the victims’ families make this story unusually thought-provoking. And you can’t beat the A-list cast that includes Martin Freeman as Fulcher, Imelda Staunton, Siobhan Finneran and Joe Absalom.