Down These European Mean Streets

Contemporary Issues in European Television Crime Drama
  • Kim Toft HansenEmail author
  • Steven Peacock
  • Sue Turnbull
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


The chapter sets out the key themes and concerns of contemporary European television crime dramas. The authors introduce relevant topics, including transnational narratives and production practices; the concepts (and phenomena) of Euronoir and Europudding; the contemporary and overarching influence of Nordic noir; and matters of gender, genre, and generic hybrids. It embeds a survey of previous literature on related subjects, and launches various new perspectives on the rise in European crime drama and beyond. This involves a consideration of the crime genre with obvious built-in transnational potentials as well recent developments in the relationship between crime drama and the supernatural.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Grantham CollegeGranthamUK
  3. 3.University of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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