It’s the week before Christmas (really?!) but there’s no let up in the crime TV drama arena – the week ahead is packed with nuggets. There’s final of The Bridge as well as the return of one of the biggest British hits of the past five years. Welcome back, John Luther.
- The Bridge *UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *SERIES FINALE*
Here we go then. The captive Jeanette gives birth, and Freddie manages to locate her using a tracking device, but fails to arrive in time to find his missing baby. With resources now too scarce to adequately follow-up on the development, Saga is brought back from suspension to investigate a tip-off that Claes Sandberg is behind the abduction.
Saturday 19th December, 9pm, BBC4
2. Luther *UK PREMIERE TWO-PARTER*
John Luther returns! But only for a two-parter… On a leave of absence from the police force, DCI John Luther is laying low in a rundown cottage. However, a visit from colleagues at the Met brings a piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth. Meanwhile, a cannibal serial killer has struck the city, and Luther is soon racing against the clock to stop them before they strike again.
Tuesday 15th December, 9pm, BBC1
3. Prey *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
After a shocking revelation, Murdoch and Jules are left feeling uncertain of who is holding Lucy. As the pair continue to search for her, the hunt takes them to Jules’s hometown of Blackpool. However, DI Reinhardt is one step ahead of them, and has already set up a trap in the hope of ensnaring her prey.
Wednesday 16th December, 9pm, ITV
4. The Frankenstein Chronicles *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
When Marlott finally pieces together the movement of bodies at St Bart’s Hospital, numerous suspects continue to plague his mind. Sensing that he is getting perilously close to solving the mystery, he seeks authorisation for a pistol. Meanwhile, Sir Robert Peel meets Sir William Chester at the hospital.
Wednesday 16th December, 10pm, ITV Encore
5. Fargo *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Peggy and Ed agree to follow through with their plan at the Motor Motel, Lou has to deal with jurisdictional politics and Hanzee reports back to the Gerhardts.
Monday 14th December, 10pm, Channel 4
6. CSI: Cyber *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Ryan and Krumitz are taken hostage during an operation to take down a complex heist at a jewellery store. Meanwhile, Detroit is in the midst of a power cut, which the team soon figure out is cover for a robbery and the target is not diamonds, but vast quantities of the online currency, bitcoin.
Tuesday 15th December, 10pm, Channel 5
7. Cuffs *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Despite Ryan’s best attempts, an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD loses his grip on reality and places the whole team in mortal danger. Meanwhile, Jake realises he cannot trust his lawyer boyfriend when their relationship threatens to blow Jo’s domestic violence case.
Wednesday 16th December, 8pm, BBC1
8. Suspects *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
The detectives are met with a wall of silence when they try to find out who was responsible for the brutal attack of an elderly widow in her home on a notorious London estate. The victim claims her life savings of £10,000 were taken from her spare room, but the team doubts her veracity. The investigation points towards numerous suspects, including the victim’s son, a man with convictions for robbery and cannabis possession, and another with a history of violence.
Wednesday 16th December, 10pm, Channel 5
9. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
The man intent on killing Phryne’s father escapes from the hospital on the same night that a prominent scientist is murdered, so the sleuth and Jack race against the clock to save Baron Fisher. Meanwhile, Hugh and Dot make final wedding preparations.
Wednesday 16th December, 9pm, Alibi
10. Midsomer Murders
IT’S THE CHEESE EPISODE! When dairy worker Debbie Moffett (played by Martine McCutcheon) is crushed to death by a giant round of cheese at the home of the world-famous Midsomer Blue, Barnaby and Jones are soon on the case.
Tuesday 15th December, 8pm, ITV