The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 21st – Sunday 27th November)

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modusHold on to your thermals: at the end of this week much-anticipated Swedish crime drama, Modus, starts up on BBC4. Normal service is resumed, hurrah! Elsewhere, The Missing reaches its penultimate episode, Y Gwyll/Hinterland continues on S4C, and there’s a new radio drama on BBC Radio 4. Elsewhere, it’s slim pickings as a) I’m A Celebrity dominates, and b) we head into the Christmas period. Enjoy!

1 Modus *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A family wedding at Christmas is disrupted for psychologist and criminal profiler Inger Johanne Vik when her eldest daughter Stine unwittingly becomes a witness to a murder. With a killer out to get her, Stina’s only hope of survival seems to lie with her mother, who is drawn into a police investigation into a serious of brutal killings.
Saturday 26th November, 9pm, BBC4

2 The Missing *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Secrets from the past are uncovered as Julien finally learns the truth behind Alice and Sophie’s abduction, but with time running out, no one in Eckhausen will listen to him. With nowhere left to turn to, he has to go to great lengths in order to get people to hear the truth. Meanwhile, Gemma and Sam are forced to make a heartbreaking decision, which pushes them further apart than ever before. When Julien takes matters into his own hands, Gemma joins him in a final, desperate attempt to uncover the truth.
Wednesday 23rd November, 9pm, BBC1

3 Y Gwyll/Hinterland *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The start of a new, two-part story.
Sunday 27th November, 9pm, S4C

4 Stone *NEW UK PREMIERE RADIO SERIES*
The sixth series of Stone, created by Danny Brocklehurst, returns to Radio 4. In episode one, Disclosure written by Richard Monks, DCI John Stone and his team are called to a school following a suspected arson attack that has led to the death of the caretaker of the school. As their investigation deepens they uncover threats, blackmail and dark secrets. Hugo Speer plays Stone.
Monday 21st November, 2pm, BBC Radio 4

5 Jack Taylor *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Jack is asked to locate a former enemy who has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Working against the clock, he crosses paths with a tough-as-nails rival private eye, while also supporting Kate as she prepares for a major operation. Meanwhile, Darragh finally comes into his own as Jack’s new assistant.
Thursday 24th November, 9pm, Channel 5

6 Secrets And Lies *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Patrick’s secret sins and major transgressions come home to roost, blindsiding Eric and putting the whole Warner family and SEG in danger and forcing Eric and his father to resolve their differences. Meanwhile, Cornell and ex-husband Ethan wrestle with their guilt over their daughter Jennifer.
Tuesday 22nd November, 9pm, W

7 Criminal Minds *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The agents investigate the disappearance of three children from a bike path where a similar unsolved disappearance took place 30 years ago.
Monday 21st November, 9pm, Sky Living

8 The 39 Steps
Rupert Penry-Jones stars in this adaptation of John Buchan’s classic novel, set in 1914. Engineer Richard Hannay is bored and restless in London – until he meets Scudder, who claims to be a British spy. When the agent is killed in his flat, Hannay is thrown headlong into adventure, forced to go on the run under suspicion of murder. Fleeing to Scotland, with police and spies on his tail, he teams up with feisty suffragette Victoria Sinclair, and although they fail to hit it off, the couple become increasingly reliant on each other as they race to unmask a traitor and save Great Britain from German invasion.
Friday 25th November, 8pm, Drama

9 The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher
Series three. The return of the Victorian crime drama starring Paddy Considine. Whicher is hired by his one-time political master, former home secretary Edward Shore, to investigate threats made against his son Charles, who has recently returned to London from India with his young family. Shore fears entanglement in a scandal could have devastating repercussions for his career and insists the detective carry out the investigation without involving his former Met colleagues, even after a murder occurs. Whicher’s pursuit of justice takes him to the most dangerous corners of the Docklands, but also brings him into contact with a woman who starts to melt his long-frozen heart.
Wednesday 23rd November, 10pm, ITV Encore

10 The Scapegoat
A man’s life changes forever on the night he meets his perfect double. John Standing is manoeuvred into switching places with the aristocratic Johnny Spence and finds himself drawn into his doppelganger’s world – falling in love with his wife, sleeping with his mistress and attempting to solve the family’s financial woes. However, events take a dark twist when the real Johnny returns – leading to disastrous consequences. Starring Matthew Rhys, Sheridan Smith and Jodhi May, and adapted from the Daphne Du Maurier novel.
Friday 25th November, 6.55pm, ITV Encore

One thought on “The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 21st – Sunday 27th November)

  1. Charlotte Carling

    So, two Australian series and now a Swedish one in the foreign drama slot. That’s all well and good but when will BBC4 broadcast the next two installments of Danish Department Q? More Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares, please.

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