The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week: Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd October

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624So what did you think of first episode of the second series of The Missing last week? Gripping, tense and innovative? Or willfully misleading and complicated? I think that’s a debate crime drama fans will wage until the end of the series. Episode two is on this week, while there’s the finale of The Night Of on Sky Atlantic – a criminally (no pun intended) under-watched show. This is the week we find out of Naz is guilty or not…

1 The Missing *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The Websters struggle to deal with the traumas Alice has suffered as she finally returns to the family home. As Matthew faces an unbearable request, Gemma’s suspicions about what her daughter has endured begin to grow. Meanwhile, the Royal Military Police agree to share jurisdiction with German detectives, and launch a manhunt for the second missing girl. Back in the modern day, war journalist Stefan Andersson helps Julien make his way to Azwya, but the reason for the French investigator’s presence in Iraq remains a mystery.
Wednesday 19th October, 9pm, BBC1

2 The Night Of *UK PREMIERE EPIPSODE* *SERIES FINALE*
A feature-length series finale. Naz’s fate hangs in the balance, but a last-minute controversy surrounding the defence throws Stone into the spotlight.
Thursday 20th October, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

3 The Fall *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Gibson is shocked to realise the depths of Sally Ann’s desperation, angry that the police have failed the killer’s wife, and takes her anger out on Burns. The superintendent also clashes with Dr Larson over their differing views of Spector, while Anderson is dispatched to London to follow up on his new lead.
Thursday 20th October, 9pm, BBC2

4 The Code *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Jesse and Ned are confronted with the daunting possibility of being extradited to the US to face criminal charges. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, Australian National Security is dealing with an explosive case they cannot crack, and Jesse might be the man they need.
Saturday 22nd October, 9pm, BBC4

5 Ängleby *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Vera tells Markus and Jakob the truth about their family connection, and cancels her trip to Brussels, knowing she has unfinished business to deal with.
Wednesday 19th October, 10pm, ITV Encore

6 Secrets And Lies *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Eric’s shocking past transgression leads Cornell to interrogate him, revealing the first of Kate’s many secrets. Desperate to prove that his life with Kate wasn’t just one big lie, Amanda helps him search for answers.
Thursday 18th October, 9pm, W

7 Rizzoli & Isles *NEW UKE PREMIERE EPISODE* 
Evidence that connects a suspect to a double homicide goes missing and the team is given a deadline to find it before the man is released on a technicality.
Thursday 20th October, 8pm, Alibi

8 Crossing Lines *NEW LINEAR TV PREMIERE EPISODE*
Carine finds a Congolese boy who survived Wombosi’s massacre and is willing to testify in court, while the race to find Sophie’s source continues.
Thursday 20th October, 9pm, Alibi

9 Paranoid *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Now that the Ghost Detective has been unmasked, Alec and Nina trade favours for information, but fail to consider the deadly repercussions of their actions. Bobby and Linda come up against a cunning adversary in Dusseldorf, and a surprise ambush leads to a breakthrough in the case – but leaves lives hanging in the balance.
Thursday 20th October, 9pm, ITV

10 The Level *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
As police comb the Le Saux haulage yard for clues, Nancy realises to her horror that she’s left incriminating evidence at the scene. Worse follows when she learns her mother has gone missing from her psychiatric ward. In due course, as the shocking contents of the truck are revealed, the case seems close to being solved. However, Nancy knows there’s more – and that the killer is still at large.
Friday 21st October, 9pm, ITV

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