The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 5th September – Sunday 11th September)

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large_THENIGHTOF_HBO_1There are lots of things on this week, so it’s a case of take your pick. One thing that was excellent last week was the first episode of The Night Of, HBO’s remake of BBC drama, Criminal Justice. It’s well worth a watch, and it’ll be interesting to see whether it stays on the procedural tip or evolve into a legal drama. Elsewhere, the repeat of the first series of Happy Valley continues on W. Otherwise, fill your boots!

1 The Night Of *UK PREMIERE EPIPSODE*
Detective Box leads the investigation into the murder, and when Naz’s parents arrive at the station, he finds a way to use them to his advantage.
Thursday 8th September, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

2 One Of Us *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A web of secrets and lies begin to unravel as Jamie makes a fateful decision and Rob must decide who to protect. Highly suspicious of the two families, Juliet interviews Louise and Bill and finds a hole in their story.
Tuesday 6th September, 9pm, BBC1

3 DCI Banks *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
When a woman commits suicide, her grieving father relies on violence to procure answers as he investigates his daughter’s death. She left a note confessing to Damon Horsley’s murder, but Banks is suspicious, and his hunch is confirmed when it appears that the woman’s death is not a simple suicide and someone else may have been involved. The pressure is on as the team gathers evidence and tries to solve two murders.
Wednesday 7th September, 9pm, ITV

4 Ripper Street *NEW LINEAR TV PREMIERE EPISODE*
It’s Reid’s first day back at H Division under the command of Drake, and it soon becomes clear that his investigative instinct is as sharp as ever despite his initial anxiety. He is drawn to a distressed woman who claims to have lost her child from the workhouse, but he begins to question her testimony when it becomes apparent that she is losing her wits. Meanwhile, Susan fails to stay hidden in the dangerous dockside world of Abel Croker, and Rose realises that being a mother to another woman’s child is no easy task.
Monday 5th September, 9pm, BBC2

5 Beck *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
An investigative journalist is found murdered in his own home, and the fingerprints of a notorious criminal debt collector are found at the scene of the crime. More suspects enter the frame when it becomes clear the man was being threatened by right-wing extremists, but when the victim’s work on a book about `society’s dark side’ emerges, the case takes an unexpected turn. Suddenly, there is much more at stake than finding the journalist’s killer, and Beck and his team find themselves struggling to protect the balance of their professional and private lives.
Saturday 10th September, 9pm, BBC4

6 Justified *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Givens works as a bodyguard for a judge threatened by a mysterious attacker who has placed a snake in his bed and tried to cause a car accident. Elsewhere, Boyd’s new-found religious fervour gets him into trouble with the criminal community when he decides to destroy a drug laboratory.
Thursday 6th September, 12am, Spike TV

7 Rizzoli & Isles *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The team investigates after a murder is committed at a zombie convention, while Angela decides to pursue a high school equivalency diploma after revealing that she never graduated.
Thursday 6th September, 8pm, Alibi

8 Ängleby
The dead boy’s mother goes to see the police, while Vera receives an anonymous package with a book chronicling the history of Ängleby.
Wednesday 7th September, 10pm, ITV Encore

9 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The pathologist testifies for the prosecution during a murder trial and engages in a battle of wits with the expert witness for the defence – his father.
Tuesday 6th September, 8pm, Alibi

10 Happy Valley
Nevison confides in Kevin about the kidnappers’ ransom demands, making the accountant realise the enormity of the situation he has created. His boss now faces two problems – raising the money and telling his ill wife their daughter has been abducted. Catherine’s search for Tommy gains momentum when she receives a tip-off regarding his whereabouts, much to the concern of Claire, who thought her sister had put all that in the past, and things are strained when Catherine’s grandson Ryan makes an unwelcome appearance at a family dinner.
Wednesday 5th September, 9pm, W

 

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