BBC Four announces premiere date for Spiral Season 8

BBC Four has announced the premiere date for the 8th and final season of the acclaimed French crime drama Spiral (Engrenages).

At this point it’s worth pausing to mention that the first 7 seasons (76 episodes) are currently available on BBC iPlayer. The first of those 7 seasons starts with the discovery of the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered and dumped in a skip. Over the course of this and subsequent seasons viewers get to follow the investigations (and sometimes the personal lives) of: Capitaine Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust), Lieutenant Gilles « Gilou » Escoffier (Thierry Godard), Lieutenant Luc « Tintin » Fromentin (Fred Bianconi), Juge François Roban (Philippe Duclos) and two lawyers: Pierre Clément (Grégory Fitoussi) and Joséphine Karlsson (Audrey Fleurot). For anyone who hasn’t seen the series from the beginning it is highly recommended.

Now skipping forward to information about season 8 so if you are behind stop reading now as there may be spoilers up to the end of season 7 after a pictorial reminder of the original cast.

At the beginning of season 8, the team has to overcome the trauma of Gilou’s incarceration. To restore their reputation, Laure and Ali take a case that no one wants: the homicide of an isolated minor, with no identity. Here’s a quick teaser of the new season from Canal+.

Season 8 (10 episodes) will premiere on BBC Four at 9.00PM on Saturday, 2 January . The series will air two episodes each Saturday night until 30 January.

5 thoughts on “BBC Four announces premiere date for Spiral Season 8

  1. They are correct to end Spiral; suggest it was quite tired after Season 4 or 5, and fell away badly in Season 6 and 7 as they drained the main characters of their colour and vitality. Season 7 was horribly trite and juvenile, so I hope they find their earlier writing style and give this a finish it deserves.


  2. Loved this series. It is a huge break from the boring, predictable US crime series formula. The characters are human and flawed. No recovering alcoholic cops!!! Storylines are excellent as is the acting.


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