FIRST LOOK | BRITBOX secures exclusive Australian rights to Irvine Welsh drama CRIME


BritBox has today confirmed it has secured exclusive Australian rights to the brand new highly anticipated original series, Crime.

Crime (image - Britbox)
Crime (image – Britbox)

The new series comes from the critically acclaimed author, Irvine Welsh’s (Trainspotting, Filth and Porno) best selling detective novel of the same name.

The first television adaptation for Welsh, the six-episode production commenced in April 2021 in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and will be available to stream exclusively in Australia on BritBox, arriving express from the UK.

Directed by James Strong (Liar, Broadchurch, Vigil) and David Blair (Isolation Stories, The Barking Murders), Crime stars Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2, Batwoman, The Woman in White, The Replacement) as Detective Inspector Ray Lennox. DI Lennox is battling personal demons from a child murder case he previously worked on and addiction.

When his Serious Crimes unit is tasked with investigating the disappearance of a missing schoolgirl at the hands of the mysterious serial killer Mr Confectioner, Lennox must try to put his own problems aside in his search for the truth and redemption.

Note: International trailer, Australian release date is Thursday November 25.

The series has a highly awarded and recognisable cast including Joanna Vanderham (Warrior, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Go-Between, The Paradise) as DS Angela Drummond, Angela Grin (Harlots, Dun Breedin’, White Lines) as Trudi Lowe, Ken Stott (The Dig, Fortitude, Devils) as Chief Superintendent Bob Toal and Jamie Sives (Guilt, Too Close) as Detective Inspector Dougie Gillman.

Crime (image - Britbox)
Crime (image – Britbox)

Crime is being produced by David Blair for Buccaneer Media and Off Grid Film and TV. Irvine Welsh is adapting his novel for the screen alongside long-standing screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh (Creation Stories). Executive producers are Irvine Welsh, Dean Cavanagh, Dougray Scott, Tony Wood, Richard Tulk-Hart, Pamela Hansson and James Strong.

Moira Hogan, Country Manager of BritBox Australia says:

“Shot in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Crime is a gritty and compelling 6 episode series, full of shocking twists and turns and we’re thrilled to bring it to BritBox.

Irvine Welsh is a world-renowned and well respected writer whose novels have been translated into some of the most visually striking movies and along with a world-class cast and production team, we are excited to round out 2021 with this exclusive new series.”

Crime will be available to stream exclusively on BritBox Australia from Thursday, November 25


Kevin Perry
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