The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th November)

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 04/08/2015 - Programme Name: River - TX: n/a - Episode: River - First Look (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 4th AUGUST, 2015 John River (STELLAN SKARSGARD) - (C) Kudos - Photographer: Nick Briggs

(C) Kudos – Photographer: Nick Briggs

Here we go then – another week of murder, mayhem and shrewd detective work. But this week is a bit of a rarity, as there doesn’t seem to be anything new starting, which is a blessed relief. There’s enough to be catching up with! 

    The investigation into Stevie’s death take a dramatic change of direction when CCTV footage reveals she was in contact with a Somalian migrant whose car was involved in her murder. For River, the revelation leads to even greater confusion, and as each new twist in the inquiry reveals more secrets, the beleaguered cop becomes increasingly perplexed. However, when he discovers the identity of the person his late colleague spoke to on the night she was killed, it seems he may have blown the case wide open.
    Tuesday 3rd November, 9pm, BBC1

The Gerhardts’ search for Rye intensifies, while Lou takes a trip to Fargo, and Peggy overhears a new theory about the Waffle Hut shooter.
Monday 2nd November, 10pm, Channel 4

3. Unforgotten *UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
As Cassie and Sunny continue their investigation into the cold-case murder, the net tightens around the people whose names were found in the victim’s diary. Sir Phillip Cross makes a difficult decision to salvage what is left of his reputation while at the same time protecting his family, Father Robert comes clean to the police and Ray returns home to find Lizzie gone.
Thursday 5th November, 9pm, ITV

4. Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Mr Quin  *UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Martin Jarvis reads a trio of stories featuring the author’s personal favourite creation, the enigmatic Mr Quin.The Mysterious Mr Quin was a collection of 12 short stories first published in 1930. The novellas all feature the interaction between socialite Mr Satterthwaite and the eponymous Mr Quin, who has knack of enigmatically appearing at significant moments and then disappearing just as mysteriously. The inquisitive Satterthwaite is able to wrap up each of the mysteries by considered questioning of Quin. There are two more stories on Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday 4 November, 2pm, BBC Radio 4 Extra

A devastating explosion occurs on board a train travelling through Stockholm’s subway system, and the resulting devastation leaves Sweden in shock. It isn’t long before a fascist gang with ties to right-wing groups all over Europe claims responsibility for the attack in an anonymous message, and the A Unit quickly seizes the opportunity to trace the call, hoping to deliver swift justice. Meanwhile, Kerstin struggles to come to terms with the death of Bengt, and her working relationship with Paul suffers as a result.
Saturday 7th November, 9pm, BBC4

An idyllic summer day in Oxford is torn asunder when a parcel bomb claims the life of eminent mathematician Adam Capstone, a genius in the field of `Knot Theory’. As Lewis and Hathaway investigate, the discover that, while the victim’s academic reputation was beyond reproach, his private life was far more dubious. It emerges Capstone was a man of carnal appetites, who had a string of affairs with young students, betraying his chemistry professor wife Elizabeth, providing her with a clear motive to do away with her cheating spouse. As the detectives work to identify the killer bomber, the case becomes a personal challenge for Lewis, who fears he may not be rewarded with another contract should he fail to impress Moody before his six-month trip to New Zealand.
Tuesday 3rd November, 9pm, ITV

6. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries *UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
An unidentified woman is killed outside an air force base commanded by Phryne’s old flame Lyle Compton, leading to tensions between the military and the Melbourne police.
Wednesday 4th November, 9pm, Alibi

The decomposing body of a young woman is found in the bathroom of a New York hotel, having been undisturbed for three days. When Avery Ryan’s and her team investigate, they discover the victim seemed to have been ordering room service three days after her death, and her messages to staff had released vicious malware that eradicated several hours of surveillance footage from the hotel’s security cameras. The chain of evidence leads Ryan to a hacker thought to have been on-site at the time of the woman’s death, but as Nelson and Ramirez continue digging for clues, it becomes clear this case is far from closed.
Wednesday 4th November, 10pm, Channel 5

Jake is left feeling humiliated when he makes a rookie error on Brighton pier, while a drug dealer’s esoteric musings prompt Jo to consider her life choices. Meanwhile, a suspicious death in a B&B leads to personal difficulties for Carl, and the entire team face devastating consequences after an elderly farmer’s wife is the victim of a distraction burglary.
Wedneday 4th November, 8pm, BBC1

9. Criminal Minds *UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The team is sent to Savannah, where a disturbed killer with a frightening motive is doing away with brides-to-be on the eve of their weddings.
Monday 2nd November, 9pm, Sky Living




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