The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 1st – Sunday 7th August)

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webANXsuspectss5e1It’s the Olympics from next Friday so expect a relatively quiet time of things for the next few weeks – a few half-decent continuing series, and a new series of the semi-improvised Channel 5 series, Suspects, heading things up. But let me take this opportunity to have a bit of go: Spike TV (which is scheduled by and part of the Channel 5 family) have dicked around with YET ANOTHER fantastic US show, Justified. It used to be on at the pretty late time of 11pm, but now the channel has moved it to 1am. It really does begger belief.

1 Suspects *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
The unscripted crime drama following the work of a group of detectives returns. DS Charlie Steele must keep DS Jack Weston under control as they investigate the murder of a detective inspector, who has been shot dead in her bed. DCI Daniel Drummond heads the investigation, bringing in DS Alisha Brooks and DC Gary Roscoe from Major Crimes to help, but there is shock in store when it turns out one of the detectives knows more about the murder than they are letting on.
Wednesday 3rd August, 10pm, Channel 5

2 The Out-Laws *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
An earlier Goethals family outing resulted in a bloodbath, and the Dewitt brothers want to question Birgit about some of the details of that day. Meanwhile, Mathias tries his best to forget about Bekka, Jean-Claude pulls a mean-spirited prank on a restaurant’s proprietor, Min goes missing again, and Eva gives in to her colleague Frederik’s advances.
Friday 5th August, 9pm, More4

3 Justified *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Raylan’s estranged father gets into trouble with a drug trafficker, but his son’s warnings do not prevent him from trying to take revenge and he ends up in hospital. Meanwhile, Rachel, Mullens and Givens stake out a house in which they believe a fugitive is hiding.
Thursday 4th August, 1am, Spike TV

4 Shades Of Blue *UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Wozniak realises Donny has been withholding information, while Harlee’s attempt to feign co-operation with FBI handler Stahl backfires when she leads him to incriminating evidence. Loman crumbles under the guilt of shooting an unarmed suspect.
Wednesday 3rd August, 10pm, Sky Living

5 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Beaumont and Villa investigate a crime involving a very wealthy Miami resident, while the pathologist struggles to balance a new romantic interest with the demands of his mother.
Tuesday 2nd August, 8pm, Alibi

6 19-2 *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Despite her initial reservations, Amelie decides to take a chance on Ben, Nick and Isabelle receive shocking news about Theo, and JM takes the law into his own hands.
Wednesday 3rd August, 11pm, Spike TV

7 Chicago PD *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The team discovers the mutilated body of a government official and learn that he had access to very important devices.
Thursday 4th August, 9pm, 5USA

8 Inspector George Gently
A middle-class couple’s adopted child is kidnapped, a case that takes Gently and Bacchus to a home where unmarried mothers are forced to give up their babies. Suspicion initially falls upon the natural mother, who is thought to have `stolen’ her baby back. But further investigations reveal a much darker side to the adoption home itself and raise questions as to how far this seemingly perfect couple were prepared to go to become parents. Mark Gatiss, Helen Baxendale and Alison Steadman are the guest stars.
Friday 5th August, 9pm, Alibi

9 Maisy Raine
The start of series two. Mallory’s inexperience causes a drug surveillance to go wrong – and jeopardises the life of informant Trudi into the bargain, causing Kyprianou to spring to her defence.
Tuesday 2nd August, 8pm, Drama

10 The Return Of Sherlock Holmes
Jeremy Brett stars in the episode Wisteria Lodge. A houseguest wakes up in dilapidated Wisteria Lodge to find that his host and all the household servants have vanished. Understandably perplexed, he heads straight for Baker Street and asks Holmes to solve the mystery of their disappearance.
Wednesday 3rd August, 5.35pm, ITV Encore

 

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