European Television Crime Drama and Beyond

  • Kim Toft Hansen
  • Steven Peacock
  • Sue Turnbull

Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kim Toft Hansen, Steven Peacock, Sue Turnbull
    Pages 1-19
  3. Noir Aesthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Audun Engelstad
      Pages 23-39
    3. Alberto N. García
      Pages 41-60
    4. Gunhild Agger, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 61-82
    5. Lucy Fife Donaldson
      Pages 83-99
  4. Noir Regionalism and Transnationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Elke Weissmann
      Pages 119-137
    3. Milly Buonanno
      Pages 139-156
    4. Concepción Cascajosa Virino
      Pages 157-172
    5. Susanne Eichner
      Pages 173-192
  5. Noir Market Value

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Kim Toft Hansen, Jørgen Riber Christensen
      Pages 213-231
    3. Tim Raats
      Pages 233-251
    4. Sue Turnbull, Marion McCutcheon
      Pages 253-268
    5. Annette Hill
      Pages 269-284
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-294

About this book


This book is the first to focus on the role of European television crime drama on the international market. As a genre, the television crime drama has enjoyed a long and successful career, routinely serving as a prism from which to observe the local, national and even transnational issues that are prevalent in society. This extensive volume explores a wide range of countries, from the US to European countries such as Spain, Italy, the Scandinavian countries, Germany, England and Wales, in order to reveal the very currencies that are at work in the global production and circulation of the TV crime drama. The chapters, all written by leading television and crime fiction scholars, provide readings of crime dramas such as the Swedish-Danish The Bridge, the Welsh Hinterland, the Spanish Under Suspicion, the Italian Gomorrah, the German Tatort and the Turkish Cinayet. By examining both European texts and the ‘European-ness’ of various international dramas, this book ultimately demonstrates that transnationalism is at the very core of TV crime drama in Europe and beyond.  


Euro-noir detective fiction police procedural Nordic noir international transnational The Bridge Tatort

Editors and affiliations

  • Kim Toft Hansen
    • 1
  • Steven Peacock
    • 2
  • Sue Turnbull
    • 3
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityAalborg EastDenmark
  2. 2.Grantham CollegeGranthamUK
  3. 3.Faculty of ArtsUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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