Five criminally good things on screen in September

The Crime Files team picks five big crime productions on the big and small screen in September.

Posted on September 18, 2015 in Film/TV Adaptations
Tags: Crime, TV Crime


This channel 4 real-life drama follows 14 innocent citizens as they try to evade capture by a top team of ex-agents and policemen. Each episode focuses on a handful of fugitives as we see how they plan to stay under the radar of Big Brother and track their experience of being on the run for 28 days.

Channel 4, Thursday 9pm


Tom Hardy has played some notorious criminals in his career including Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and gangster Freddie Jackson in The Take – an adaption of Martina Cole’s bestselling book. In Legend Hardy has gone one step further and plays both identical twin gangsters, Ronald and Reginald Kray. The notorious pair terrorised London during the 1950s and 1960s with gruesome violence and crime. The pair were imprisoned for life in 1969 and Legend charts their rise and fall.

Out now in cinemas nationwide


On the surface Doctor Foster doesn’t appear to be a crime drama so you may wonder what it’s doing on this list. Dr Foster, played by Suranne Jones, suspects her husband is having an affair and as she attempts to find out the truth lie upon lie is unravelled from her seemingly perfect life. See, it doesn’t scream crime. However, reviews and trailers hint that it’s actually a psychological thriller where all is not what it seems… hopefully there’s a Gone Girl twist coming our way.

BBC One, Wednesday 9pm


When you think of an actor who can *really*  play a proper East End gangster there are only a handful of names that spring to mind and Ray Winstone is one of them. His no-nonsense approach and hard-as-nails style make him the perfect person to play Jimmy Rose. Rose has just been released from prison after serving a long stretch for armed robbery to find the world a different place. The Trials of Jimmy Rose follows his attempt at going straight and trying to protect his family.

Available on ITV player   


When Guy Ritchie takes on criminals for the big screen you know it’s going to be big, bold and brutal. The Man From U.N.C.L.E is Ritchie’s latest film which is set at the height of the Cold War, based on the 1960s television series of the same name. It stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as opposing agents who are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to defeat a mysterious criminal organisation who plan to use nuclear weapons to destroy the balance of power in the Cold War. So far the reviews have been mixed but we’ll leave it up to you to judge!

Out now in cinemas nationwide

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