Apologies for the lateness, but this is a Bank Holiday weekend and all. Now then, I’ve discussed my feeling on Peaky Blinders before – we’ve never reviewed or covered it much on here before because I’ve never felt it was a true crime story – but I am going to cover it this time. I think. Anyway, series three starts up this week, which will delight many, and the likes of Hinterland and Marcella and the sneakily excellent The Secret continues.
1 Peaky Blinders *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
At the end of the last series, having outwitted his enemies once again, Shelby announced he was getting married – but who to? At last the long-awaited ceremony has arrived, but in the middle of the celebrations, a mysterious visitor puts the entire Shelby family in danger, pulling the mob boss into a web of intrigue more lethal than anything he has yet encountered.
Thursday 5th May, 9pm, BBC2
The murder of a local dignitary and barrister leads to the uncovering of a tragic story of love and loss, and as the clock ticks Mathias knows Branwen Powell and Daniel’s relationship is key to discovering the truth.
Saturday 7th May, 9pm, BBC4
3 The Secret *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
When Lesley inherits money from her father and threatens to leave him, it forces Colin’s hand, and with Hazel’s help he immediately puts his plan to murder Lesley and Trevor in motion. He pipes carbon monoxide fumes into their bedrooms while they sleep, and then stages their deaths as a double suicide in Lesley’s father’s garage. However, in the aftermath the police sense that something is not quite right.
Friday 6th May, 9pm, ITV
4 Marcella *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Mo holds the police responsible when Hassan is shot, while Marcella triumphs over Peter Cullen and finally gets the information she is after relating to Grace’s death. Jason manages to get his job at DTG back – but at what cost? – and deliveryman Ronnie makes the mistake of his life.
Monday 2nd May, 9pm, ITV
5 The Tunnel: Sabotage *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Karl and Elise receive a tip-off from a woman they believe knows Robert Fournier’s whereabouts, but it remains to be seen whether she can be trusted. Meanwhile, the Calais force is taken by surprise when the terrorists strike again, forcing Elise to enter a deadly situation alone. Plus, BB and Karl uncover a link, and Laura Roebuck receives a disturbing message through the post.
Tuesday 3rd May, 10pm, Sky Atlantic
6 The Five *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Julie and Alan’s relationship is put to the test when an intruder breaks into their house and steals some old family photographs. Meanwhile, Danny is forced to make a difficult decision in order to save his marriage.
Friday 6th May, 9pm, Sky1
7 Jack Irish *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Sarah is convinced Pastor Rob Shand is responsible for her sister’s fate, and when Jack pays the man in question a visit, he begins to have the same suspicions.
Friday 6th May, 10pm, FOX
8 Murdoch Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The detective investigates when the resident of a community workhouse has his throat slit and discovers the victim was a magazine reporter working on a story.
Monday 2nd May, 9pm, Alibi
The start of series four. The body of Dr Stephen Black is found on an Oxford tour bus, and the detectives are led to sprawling Crevecoeur Hall, where Hathaway spent much of his childhood. As he investigates, he is drawn to Scarlett Mortmaigne, the glamorous daughter of the estate’s owner, but when another corpse is discovered, Hathaway’s refusal to believe the family is involved threatens to test his relationship with Lewis to breaking point.
Thursday 5th May, 8pm, ITV3
10 Gotham *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Gordon’s fellow inmates have no intention of letting him live out his term peacefully, especially the ones the detective was personally responsible for putting in jail, while Bullock makes dangerous alliances to help his former partner escape. Meanwhile, Cobblepot is settling into the high-class mansion of his newfound father Elijah Van Dahl, but the sickly old man’s wife and adopted children fear he will hand over their inheritance to the incomer and set their own plans in motion.
Monday 2nd May, 10pm, Channel 5