The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 31st October – Sunday 6th November)

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first_look_at_the_cast_of_new_bbc_period_drama_the_moonstoneThere’s a nice array of all-new crime drama as we approach the winter months. Y Gwyll/Hinterland continues its third series on S4C, while two new series start this week – an adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone (stripped across the week during daytime hours) and another Victorian era-set two-parter, Dark Angel, on ITV. Enjoy!

1 Y Gwyll/Hinterland *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Sunday 6th October, 9pm, S4C
The second part of the Emlyn Jones story, and we’ll find out who killed the clergyman.

2 The Missing *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The Websters begin to fracture as a hospitalised Sam pushes away his wife and son, and Gemma is forced to face up to the devastating truth about what has happened to her family as she makes a statement to the press. However, a trawl through CCTV footage uncovers new evidence that implicates another major suspect. In 2016, Gemma and Eve discover the abductor’s crimes may stretch further than originally thought, and Julien returns to Erbil with Stefan to follow up on a new lead – one that seems to incriminate two individuals back in Germany.
Wednesday 26th October, 9pm, BBC1

3 Dark Angel *NEW UK PREMIERE TWO-PARTER*
Fact-based period crime drama about serial poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, who raised herself socially and financially through adultery, bigamy, fraud and murder. It is 1857 and 24-year-old Mary Ann returns to Seaham, Co Durham after four years away, having eloped to Cornwall with Billy Mowbray. The couple then move to Sunderland, where Mary Ann begins an affair with miner Joe Nattrass and decides she has had enough of Billy, lacing his tea with arsenic powder.
Monday 31st October, 9pm, ITV

4 The Moonstone *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
It is 1849 and adventurer Franklin Blake returns to England to try to recover a rare Indian diamond stolen from his sweetheart Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday.
Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November, 2.15pm, BBC1

5 Ängleby *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Britt-Louise goes to the police with new information about Jesper’s murder, and puts a nervous Rudi through his paces in preparation for his mission.
Wednesday 26th October, 10pm, ITV Encore

6 The Code *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *SERIES FINALE*
A desperate attempt to save a life proves unsuccessful, and breeds resentment that results in a vow of vengeance. Jesse is torn between his genuine care for Roth, and the need to disarm the digital bomb on the verge of detonation.
Saturday 29th October, 9pm, BBC4

7 Paranoid *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Dr Crowley is arrested but continues to protest his innocence, while the net closes in around Waingrow – and the police are not the only ones gathering evidence against him. A fresh testimony helps the investigation but reveals a secret in Linda’s past.
Thursday 3rd November, 9pm, ITV

8 The Level *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Nancy’s personal and professional lives collide when she sees a connection between her mother and the missing truck, as the full extent of Frank’s monstrous crimes becomes clear, and she is forced to operate outside the law to prove her case against Nash. Hayley is let down by her ex-husband, leading Quinn to offer some much-needed comfort that provides food for thought, while Cherie doesn’t seem to want to face the truth when Hayley asks her some probing questions.
Friday 4th November, 9pm, ITV

9 Paul Temple And The Lawrence Affair
Ever suave detective Paul Temple faces peril, linking a spate of mystery deaths with a disappearance. Francis Durbridge’s thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve, in another intriguing case for radio’s smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.
Monday 31st October, 6am, Radio 4 Extra

10 Rizzoli & Isles *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A mortician’s body is found in one of his own funeral home’s caskets, while Tommy visits his son TJ and Jane’s loved ones react to her job news.
Wednesday 2nd November, 9pm, Alibi

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