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1 There are tons of exciting new series to watch in lockdown. Take Icepick, the newest Scandi Noir from Finland. A serial killer is at large in the snow-covered town of Bblleak.

The hard-drinking detective Sven Svennsson has the task of tracking him down and bringing him to justice. In the second episode, the bearded Svennsson is instructed by his well-connected manager to drop the case – or to be fired.

2 For something lighter, try Amazon's Crushed Skull, the latest Scandi Noir from Sweden. In the opening sequence, a half-naked young woman is chased through a moonlit forest. After a torch search, her body is found hanging from a tree. The hard-drinking, bearded detective Olaf Aline suspects murder.

But will he be assisted in his search for the criminal by his boss Det Insp Lars Chanss, whose VIP staff seem determined to drop the case?

3 As an alternative, Channel 4's Walter Presents is showing Abandoned, a breathtaking new drama from Germany, adapted from the Norwegian bestseller of the same name.

A half-naked young woman is hanging from a tree in a snowy forest. The study of her bloody corpse, the hard-drinking, bearded detective Klaus Santa, becomes suspicious. Could it be murder?

After an hour, his boss, Det Insp Kovverup, orders him to drop the case before setting off for a sumptuous dinner with his well-connected friends at the local Masonic Hall.

4th True crime series have grown in popularity during the lockdown. But the demand has exceeded the supply. By late spring, every case with a serial killer or high school shooter had been filmed. This meant producers were forced to settle for one-off killers and, once they were all filmed, those found guilty of minor offenses.

Upcoming true crime series includes the ten-part Frosties Heist, a compelling minute-by-minute account of a meek housewife's plot to steal a family-sized packet of breakfast cereal from a Midlands supermarket.

5 From Sky Atlantic comes the long-awaited The Tunnel, which follows the infamous case of the family man Robert Parker.

Parker, a pillar of his ward, drove his Volvo through the Dartford Tunnel in June 2020 and forgot to pay. Using the latest advanced radar technology, tunnel authorities were able to locate him up to a four bedroom house in Nuneaton – and the Sky Atlantic crew put the chase on film.

From Sky Atlantic comes the long-awaited The Tunnel, which follows the infamous case of the family man Robert Parker

From Sky Atlantic comes the long-awaited The Tunnel, which follows the infamous case of the family man Robert Parker

This 12-part series accompanies Parker on his fateful journey through the tunnel and later records his shocked reaction after receiving his request for payment. Finally, Parker decides to pay a fine of £ 35 within 14 days to avoid a higher charge of £ 70 increasing to £ 105 after 28 days.

"For those who like their true crime series with drivers who forget to pay bridge and tunnel fees, The Tunnel is a compelling watch," says Empire magazine.

6th Series about strange cults were very popular during the lockdown. After shows about the controversial Rajneesh cult, the Branch Davidians in Waco, Jim Jones & # 39; Peoples Temple cult, two different series about the NXIVM sex cult, and numerous films about the Manson family, documentaries had to look for less unusual subjects.

Upcoming cult-based documentaries include Circle Of Cards, Netflix's 'shuffle-by-shuffle' account of a diverse group of people drawn together by their mutual obsession with card games. An innocent 19-year-old who was lured into tough games by casual rounds of Snap and Beggar-my-neighbor joins her local gin rummy circle, which meets twice a month at her meetinghouse.

But is the so-called rummy circle exactly what it appears to be? After ten hours of episodes, the answer is inevitable: yes.

The success of Tiger King, who recorded the violent behavior of private zoos in America, has resulted in numerous documentaries on animal crime

The success of Tiger King, who recorded the violent behavior of private zoos in America, has resulted in numerous documentaries on animal crime

7th The success of Tiger King, who recorded the violent behavior of private zoos in America, has resulted in numerous documentaries on animal crime. This includes the long-awaited Who Stole Hammy ?, a six-part investigation into the sudden disappearance of Hammy, a family hamster from Carshalton, Surrey.

Hammy's owner, seven-year-old Jemima, is disturbed when the cage door stays open and Hammy is missing. Spoiler alert: After the family's persistent investigations, Hammy appears behind the sofa in the living room and happily sticks himself in a discarded cream cracker.