The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 7th – Sunday 13th November)

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dark_heartWe have a few new things starting this week – on ITV Encore there’s Tom Riley in the one-off Dark Heart (pictured), a powerful one-off charting the fight Damilola Taylor’s family waged to get justice for their murdered son, and another Australian series on BBC4. There’s also the finales of Paranoid and Ängelby, while Y Gwyll and The Missing continues. Enjoy!

1 Y Gwyll/Hinterland *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The start of another two-part story in Ceredigion.
Sunday 13th November, 9pm, S4C

2 The Missing *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Julien and Jorn’s investigation leads them further into Eckhausen, unearthing the secrets of its conflicting German and British communities. Meanwhile, the Webster family drifts further apart as Matthew gets involved with violent thugs and Sam seeks solace elsewhere. Eve and John work together to follow Gemma’s lead, bringing them a step closer to tracking down the missing girl.
Wednesday 9th November, 9pm, BBC1

3 Dark Angel *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
On returning to Sunderland, Mary Ann discovers James has had a change of heart about their relationship and says he cannot marry again so soon after the death of his first wife, as it will unsettle his children. Furious, Mary Ann sets out to get rid of the apparent impediments and two of the Robinson children suddenly fall sick, as does her own daughter Isabella.
Monday 7th November, 9pm, ITV

4 Damilola, Our Beloved Boy *NEW UK PREMIERE ONE-OFF*
In November 2000, 10-year-old schoolboy Damilola Taylor was attacked and fatally wounded in Peckham, south London, a death that shocked the nation. This feature-length drama reveals the personal stories behind the headlines, exploring Damilola’s journey from Lagos to London, and showing how Richard and Gloria Taylor coped with their personal lives as well as the pressure of the media as they fought for justice for the killing of their son.
Monday 7th November, 9pm, BBC1

5 Dark Heart *NEW UK PREMIERE ONE-OFF*
During an August heat wave in London, DI Will Wagstaffe (Tom Riley) and his team investigate a series of horrifying and brutal attacks on people who were accused of being paedophiles, but never convicted.
Wednesday 9th November, 9pm, ITV Encore

7 Deep Water *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A policewoman relocates from the country to her childhood suburb of Bondi to put the past firmly behind her and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a young man, which may be a robbery gone wrong or something more sinister.
Saturday 12th November, 9pm, BBC4
8 Paranoid *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*

The search is on to find the missing suspect, while Linda and Walti revisit an old case in an attempt to gain the upper hand over Waingrow. After weeks of speculation and an investigation that has stretched from the UK to Germany, the teams are getting close – but will they ever uncover the events surrounding Angela’s murder?
Thursday 10th November, 9pm, ITV

9 Appropriate Adult
Drama telling the story of how serial killers Fred and Rosemary West were brought to justice. In 1994 the life of Gloucestershire voluntary worker Janet Leach is turned upside down when she is asked by police to sit in on interviews as an independent safeguard on behalf of a man they have arrested. Within minutes he makes a shocking confession of murder. From then on she is drawn into the centre of the investigation and a complex personal relationship with West, who tells her information about other victims that she cannot pass on to the authorities because of her obligation of confidentiality to him.
Sunday 13th November, 9pm, ITV3

10 Rizzoli & Isles *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The duo work to solve two murders that have deep personal connections for Korsak, while Jane gets a surprise visit and Maura receives upsetting feedback on her novel.
Wednesday 9th November, 9pm, Alibi

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