The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 25th – Sunday 31st July)

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how-would-you-die-on-murder-she-wrote-2-6305-1437181784-1_dblbigIt’s very much as you were in crime drama land this week, with lots of continuing series. New US procedural, Rosewood, starts on Alibi, though, so at least that’s something new. And there’s also a rare chance to see the very first episode of doughty Jessica Fletcher classic, Murder, She Wrote.

1 Beck (The Silent Scream) *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Swedish detective drama, starring Peter Haber as Inspector Martin Beck.
Saturday 30th July, 9pm, BBC4

2 Justified *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Givens tries to find a dentist with connections to a Miami drugs cartel who is desperately trying to reach Mexico with a gang of mobsters hot on his heels. However, Riley discovers some old faces from his own time in Florida.
Thursday 29th July, 11pm, Spike TV

3 The Out-Laws*NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The Dewitt brothers shift into high gear, stopping at nothing to secure the autopsy their inquiry so desperately needs. Their investigation reunites Mathias and Bekka, though under unexpected circumstances, and they’re shocked to learn of each other’s true identities. Veerle, Eva and Birgit struggle to keep their youngest sister from getting involved in their conspiracies, but to no avail. Bekka quickly catches on, breathing new life and excitement into the plotting. Jean-Claude entertains himself by playing further pranks on Scout leader Roger, but things go too far when the police become involved.
Friday 30th July, 9pm, More4

4 The Secret Agent *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
The authorities are plunged into confusion in the aftermath of the Greenwich bombing, but Heat takes steps to have Verloc arrested. Winnie is devastated to learn the truth about her husband and goes on the run with Ossipon, but the police are soon on their trail.
Sunday 31st July, 9pm, BBC1

5 Shades Of Blue *UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
As the FBI put pressure on Harlee, she refuses to provide any incriminating evidence on Matt – but she does mention teammate Tess’s suspicious role in a murder investigation.
Wednesday 27th July, 10pm, Sky Living

6 Agatha Raisin *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Agatha’s wedding to James is halted mid-vow by the arrival of Jimmy Raisin, the husband she ardently hoped was dead and has neglected to mention to her fiance. When Jimmy turns up dead in a ditch the very next day, Agatha tops the list of suspects and must race to prove her innocence.
Tuesday 26th July, 8pm, Sky1

7 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Private pathologist Dr Beaumont Rosewood’s mother asks him to look into the death of one of her students when the police can find no evidence of foul play. As he begins his investigation, he crosses paths with detective Annalise Villa, who has recently relocated to Miami after the death of her husband, and the pair is forced to work together to help the Miami PD solve the case.
Tuesday 26th July, 8pm, Alibi

8 Murder, She Wrote
Another chance to see the first part of the pilot episode of the whodunit series, starring Angela Lansbury as a widow with a penchant for solving crimes. Jessica Fletcher is invited to a costume party where a private investigator dressed as Sherlock Holmes is found dead in the swimming pool – and her nephew Grady becomes the prime suspect in the case.
Wednesday 27th July, 7pm

9 19-2 *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Nick discovers what happened to his father, while Ben learns a painful lesson about loyalty when he comes clean to Catherine. JM causes trouble for Vince.
Wednesday 27th July, 11pm, Spike TV

10 Rectify
Another chance to see this superior US series. Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.
Friday 29th July, 9.55pm, Spike TV

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