The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 3rd October – Sunday 9th October)

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ctelvlkwyaaenv1It’s as you were this week, with all the big, new crime dramas continuing apace. There’s The Fall, National Treasure and The Night Of (all three outstanding), and it’s obvious we’re in the middle of a bit of golden period. Elsewhere, Ripper Street and DCI Banks draws to a close.

1 The Fall *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Spector remains in intensive care, and as the doctors continue to keep him alive, Gibson and Burns are hauled over the coals by the police ombudsman and the policing executive for their conduct and handling of the case. Meanwhile, after Spector’s name is released to the press, his wife and family are forced to deal with the consequences, and Katie continues on a downward spiral in her desperation to see him again.
Thursday 6th October, 9pm, BBC2

2 National Treasure *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Marie encounters with one of her husband’s accusers, and is left shaken by a difficult interview with his barrister. Both experiences leave her questioning whether it was love, or denial, that allowed her to remain loyal to Paul for so long – despite his many affairs. Meanwhile, Gerry manages to dig up some evidence that seems to thoroughly discredit one of Paul’s key accusers. However, making use of this new knowledge will mean Paul has to make an uncomfortable decision.
Tuesday 4th October, 9pm, Channel 4

3 The Night Of *UK PREMIERE EPIPSODE*
Chandra has a disturbing encounter with a potential witness, while unexpected information from Naz’s past is presented in court.
Thursday 6th October, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

4 DCI Banks *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Officially on `gardening leave’, Banks is forced to operate on the other side of the law for the first time, as he uses his years of experience to secure an all-important breakthrough in his mission to bring crime boss Steve Richards to justice. However, an unexpected turn of events pushes the grizzled DCI and his team back to square one, and Banks comes to understand a one-on-one confrontation may be his only chance to bring down Richards.
Wednesday 5th October, 9pm, ITV

5 Ripper Street *NEW LINEAR TV PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
TBC
Monday 3rd October, 9pm, BBC2

6 Ängleby *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Vera encounters John, who tells her the stone caused Jesper’s death. She then accompanies Markus and Jakob to the run-down house that was their childhood home, where they search for clues that might help them understand their father’s research. Meanwhile, Eva seems to be keeping something to herself.
Wednesday 5th October, 10pm, ITV Encore

7 Beck *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
An officer is killed after stopping a car for speeding on a quiet morning shift, leaving Beck and the team to an extensive search for the killer.
Saturday 8th October, 9pm, BBC4

8 Paranoid *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Alec is rescued from the water and rushed to hospital, where he receives an unexpected visitor. In Dusseldorf, Linda’s suspicions seem justified when she has a breakthrough and starts to believe Ruben Locana’s death was not an accident. Back in the UK, Bobby, Nina and Alec face a race against time as they try to locate the pages at the heart of the case.
Thursday 6th October, 9pm, ITV

9 The Level *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Mistrustful of her colleagues, Nancy desperately needs an ally – but cannot open up to Hayley for fear of putting them both in danger. When the police make a public appeal hoping to shake out the missing witness, Nancy is unexpectedly forced into the spotlight, leaving her exposed and bringing an old enemy out of the woodwork – Hayley’s ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, the murder investigation focuses on Frank Le Saux’s accountant Theo Kettler, whom a witness links to a Newhaven garage suspected of drugs trafficking.
Friday 7th October, 9pm, ITV

10 Rizzoli & Isles *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A bicyclist appears to spontaneously combust, but Maura sets out to proves his bizarre death was actually murder, while Jane is invited to teach a class of FBI recruits at Quantico.
Thursday 6th October, 8pm, Alibi

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