The fourth and – apparently – final season of superior Canadian policier Cardinal starts tonight at 9pm, with Billy Campbell as Detective John Cardinal, Karine Vanasse as Detective Lise Delorme, and Unpopcult as the person hoping that we might see the strengthening of the faint possibility of a hookup between the two of them. Before we get to that, though, this time round Cardinal and Delorme are hunting for a hired assassin who abducted the husband of a politician and left him to die from exposure.
The show has been moved from BBC Four – its home for seasons 1-3 – to BBC Two, for no obvious reason: it seems ideally suited to Four’s Saturday night double-bill import slot. Unless, of course, this is the first sign of Four’s alleged repositioning as an archive channel, with the new stuff going to Two. (Any threat to BBC Four is, I should say again, a remarkably bad idea.) On the bright side, apparently the first three seasons, which are all worth watching, are on the iPlayer as of today as well.
In things-I-don’t-watch-any-more news: How To Get Away With Murder is back for its sixth and final season (Thursday 4 June, 10pm, Sky Witness); and season 4 of tearduct-drainer This Is Us is dropping onto Amazon Prime on Friday 5 June.