The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 23rd-Sunday 29th November)

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blindspot-heroHere we go then. Another week into the dark recesses of the televisual world with more new episodes of things like The Bridge, Fargo, Elementary and The Frankenstein – all crime drama out of the top drawer. We also have something new – quite possibly one of the daftest, more high concept dramas we’ve ever seen!

  1. The Bridge
    What a start to The Bridge last night! The Malmö police receive a ransom video from Hans’ kidnapper, and Saga is placed under further strain when her mother turns up at the station unexpectedly. The pair’s family spat is quickly interrupted when Henrik announces that victim Helle Anker’s car has been located, and the subsequent chain of evidence leads to a gruesome discovery at an amusement park.
    Saturday 28th November, 9pm, BBC4

2. Fargo
Lou and Hank try to prevent an altercation, Peggy and Ed defend the choices they have made and the Gerhardts attempt to get back one of their own.
Monday 23rd November, 10pm, Channel 4

3. Elementary
When Morland offers to use his influence to have his son and Joan reinstated as NYPD consultants, Sherlock begins to question whether his father has an ulterior motive. Joan secures a job with the FBI, investigating a triple murder at a top-secret laboratory.
Thursday 26th November, 8pm, Sky Living

4. The Frankenstein Chronicles
After escaping from Billy Oates, Flora throws herself on Inspector Marlott’s mercy and, believing her to be a key witness in Alice’s disappearance, he takes her to his lodgings for safety. Meanwhile, the investigation continues and Marlott goes to Kentish Town to interrogate author Mary Shelley. The connection between her fictional monster and the child corpse cannot be a mere coincidence.
Wednesday 25th November, 10pm, ITV Encore

5. Blindspot
Mystery crime drama from the US, beginning when a woman is found naked and covered with tattoos inside a holdall in Times Square. With no memory of her past, she has no idea who she is or how she came to be there. Hidden among her cryptic body ink is the name of hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, and as he and his team begin to decode the map of clues etched onto her skin, they discover that each tattoo contains clues to a crime they must solve.
Tuesday 24th November, 10pm, Sky Living

6. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Phryne gets more than she bargained for when her Aunt Prudence opens her home to psychiatrist and natural healer Hayden Samuels to conduct his sanatorium for `hysterical’ women.
Wednesday 25th November, 9pm, Alibi

7. CSI: Cyber
Krumitz becomes obsessed with finding the hacker of a coordinated Wi-Fi attack on nine planes that departed from the same airport.
Tuesday 24th November, 10pm, Channel 5

8. Cuffs
As Felix investigates a high-profile kidnapping of a vulnerable victim where all is not as it seems, heartbroken Jo loses sight of professionalism. She ends up taking her emotions out on a criminal, leaving Carl to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, Donna and Lino must cope with a series of time wasters, and Jake and Ryan finally bond during a thrilling foot chase through the streets of the city. However, the conquest turns quickly sour when Jake is forced to face up to the harsh realities of the job.
Wednesday 25th November, 8pm, BBC1

9. The Coroner
This week’s episodes kick off when a man is found dead in a container that has washed up on the beach and Davey is convinced it was an unfortunate accident, but Jane fears darker forces may be responsible.
Monday 23rd November, 2.15pm, BBC1

10. Scott & Bailey
As the crime drama returns for a fourth series, a vulnerable young man is reported missing by his pub landlord boss. Syndicate 9 suspect Robin McKendrick may have been killed after a photo of him bound and gagged in a car boot appears online. However, the case takes an unusual turn when a body found in a flooded quarry turns out to be a woman’s corpse. Meanwhile, battle-scarred from their conflict last year, Scott and Bailey are determined to move forward with honesty. The pair find themselves in front of the promotion board and pass with flying colours, leaving Gill with the task of choosing who stays on as sergeant at the department.
Monday 23rd November, 9pm, ITV Encore

 

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