Series 4 - 3. Spiral 4: State of Terror

Spiral 4: State of Terror
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

The immigrant detention centre is in turmoil after last week’s tragedy, and there’s a hostile crowd outside. They become even angrier when the police wade in with tear gas. Captain Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust), the tatty heroine of this seedy, thrilling French cop series, is already in deep trouble. She’s fighting for her career after she killed a suspect in dubious circumstances, and her new, unpleasant boss really doesn’t like her. “What will I be if I can’t be a police officer?” she asks her hunky boyfriend. “A security adviser? A night watchman?”

Luckily, hot solicitor Pierre is on her side. But this is just bureaucracy; there are villains to tail, including some very determined anarchists.

About this programme

3/12. Berthaud and her team spot Sophie Mazeret among the demonstrators at the scene of the immolation of a Kurdish detainee, and while she escapes, they arrest Christophe Vasseur after they suspect his involvement with the terrorists. Meanwhile, Pierre Clement is pleased to learn that Judge Roban has returned to the court house. French detective drama, starring Caroline Proust and Jean-Henri Compere.

Cast and crew


Nicolas Briancon
Amandine Dewasmes
Laure Berthaud
Caroline Proust
Sophie Mazerat
Judith Chemla
Christophe Vasseur
Jean-Henri Compere
Thomas Riffaut
Jerome Huguet
Commissaire Bremont
Bruno Debrandt
Josephine Karlsson
Audrey Fleurot
Thierry Godard
Fred Bianconi
Pierre Clement
Gregory Fitoussi
Judge Roban
Philippe Duclos


Jean-Marc Brondolo
Anne Landois
Eric de Barahir