I’m in a SPIN…

Well, not me personally! Although some of my family and friends have commented on my current to-ing and fro-ing between the UK and France and some of them are surprised that I’m not in more of a spin.

I’m actually talking about the series ‘Spin’ or ‘Les Hommes de l’Ombre’.

Here, in the UK, the third series is currently been shown on More4. I love this programme! We don’t tend to watch much television, when we’re in France. If we do, we tend to watch more films.

Generally, I watch a lot of thrillers: Line of Duty, Broadchurch, Unforgotten, the Killing, the Bridge. I’m sure you get the idea!

However, Spin is something different; a political drama – very topical, as it turns out.

The cast has been brilliant. The first series included Nathalie Baye, one of my favourite French actors. The second and third series has Carole Bouquet but two of the main characters are the Spin doctors themselves, who have appeared in all three series.

They are played by Bruno Wolkowitch and

52nd Monte Carlo TV Festival Closing Ceremony - Golden Nymph Award

Grégory Fitoussigf spin

You may recognise him from the series ‘Mr Selfridge’, a programme I have never seen.

Unfortunately, the current series is the final one. Perhaps someone can recommend another French series I could enjoy? Have any of my readers also watched ‘Spin’ ? I’d love to know!


8 thoughts on “I’m in a SPIN…

  1. I’ve not heard of this but just going on the cast alone it sounds pretty impressive. Like you we watch a lot of thrillers and were glued to our seats last night for the last in the series of Line of Duty. I’m trying to think of the name of a good French series I saw recently but it’s gone! I’ll ask my husband and try to remember to get back to you! Remind me in the next #AllAboutFrance which is 3 days away if I forget! Thanks for the recommendation and thanks for linking up.

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  2. I’m loving Spin and will be so sad when it’s finished. You have of course, watched Spiral? See the link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_(TV_series)

    Note that it started some time ago in 2005. Actually in looking at it on Wikipedia I’m so excited! I see there is another series coming soon – wow! Well, if you have seen Spiral, Series 6 is something to look forward to!!!!

    And I know this isn’t French, but have you watched the Danish TV series Borgon? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgen_(TV_series) This is also a political drama and very good too. I totally love the star, Sidsie Babette Knusden. Happy watching!

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    • Hello Penny. Glad to know you’re a Spin fan, too. Yes, you’re right – I have watched Spiral and I’m delighted to learn that there will be a 6th series! I have also watched and loved Borgen. It made an interesting change from the traditional Scandi noir. I thought the star was brilliant, too. I’m all for strong women characters. Thanks for commenting.

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