The 10 Best Dramas This Week (Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th August)

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Programme Name: One of Us - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Louise Elliot (JULIET STEVENSON), Claire Elliot (JOANNA VANDERHAM), Moira Douglas (JULIE GRAHAM), Anna (GEORGINA CAMPBELL), Rob Elliot (JOE DEMPSIE), Bill Douglas (JOHN LYNCH), Alastair (GARY LEWIS) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Mark Mainz

(C) BBC – Photographer: Mark Mainz

As advertised, the first proper week post-Olympics (or at least every-day Olympics) heralds a raft of new stuff, and a lot of new crime dramas to get stuck into. There’s the high-anticipated WIlliams brothers’ One Of Us, the chilling one-off The Watchman, new Beck, new Rizzoli & Isles and the new series of Ripper Street. It’s all happening!

1 One Of Us *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Drama set in the remote Scottish Highland village of Braeston, focusing on the aftermath when two childhood sweethearts are killed on their return from honeymoon. Their families are devastated to hear of their deaths, but their world is turned upside down when the murderer arrives badly injured on their doorstep the night after the killing, leaving them with a terrible dilemma.
Tuesday 23rd August, 9pm, BBC1

2 The Watchman *NEW UK PREMIERE ONE-OFF*
A CCTV operator becomes intoxicated by the power his position gives him. He becomes frustrated by the police’s failure to tackle a gang of drug dealers, and decides to take matters into his own hands – but his actions have terrifying consequences which play out over the course of a single night shift.
Wednesday 24th August, 9pm, Channel 4

3 Ripper Street *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Three years have passed since Reid left Whitechapel for quiet life by the sea with his daughter, but he finds himself drawn back to east London when he learns that Isaac Bloom, a Jewish mathematician who helped him on two previous Whitechapel investigations, is set to hang for murder before the week is out. Meanwhile, Drake investigates the killing of an Indian man at the docks.
Monday 22nd August, 9pm, BBC2

4 Beck *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A photo-journalist is found dead, and his ransacked apartment suggests his killer was seeking something. When Beck’s superior, Margareta Oberg, looks through the evidence, she is visibly shocked by two of the images found on the scene, and even goes so far as to hide the pictures from the team. As the investigation progresses, Martin is forced to wonder who was pictured in the two confiscated photographs? And was the motive for the murder revenge, blackmail, or something even more sinister?
Saturday 27th August, 9pm, BBC4

5 Suspects *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
As the investigation into Lucy’s abduction continues, Jack finds it impossible to sit on the sidelines as just a witness and next of kin. However, his attempt to help threatens to disrupt inquiries, forcing Drummond to reprimand him. Meanwhile, Gary discovers Lucy visited a club owned by two notorious criminals, and a young man enters the station with significant information.
Wednesday 24th August, 10pm, Channel 5

6 The Out-Laws *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Having hit a dead end, the Dewitt brothers turn their attention to Jean-Claude’s parents, only to learn both are missing in action. Having been tricked by Jean-Claude into thinking their boss Gerard is gay, Frederik makes amorous advances towards his superior. Goedele decides to get out more after her daughter Bloeme claims her life is boring and uneventful, but this proves trickier than she first thought.
Friday 26th August, 9pm, More4

7 Justified *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Givens acts as negotiator when two prison officers are taken hostage by a dangerous convict, and tries to defuse the situation without resorting to violence. Elsewhere, the Crowder clan tightens its grip on Ava after Bo and Boyd are released from jail, and Winona has a run-in with one of her husband’s sinister acquaintances.
Thursday 25th August, 12am, Spike TV

8 Rizzoli & Isles *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
The team must find the elusive Alice Sands and bring her to justice before Jane’s life is destroyed.
Thursday 25th August, 8pm, Alibi

9 Shades Of Blue *UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
With Saperstein’s life hanging in the balance, Harlee struggles to protect him from Wozniak, who is torn between his conscience and a need to finish the job.
Wednesday 24th August, 10pm, Sky Living

10 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Villa and Rosewood seek justice for a murder victim who is an ex-con with ties to a gang, while the pathologist deals with an unexpected turn in his relationship with Kat.
Tuesday 23rd August, 8pm, Alibi

 

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