The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 9th – Sunday 15th January)

sneaky-pete_0It’s very much as you were this week, with crime dramas on every single night of the week if you want them. The only difference this week is that there’s a new series starting on Amazon – Sneaky Pete (pictured above), starring Giovani Ribisi and Bryan Cranston. Looks good. Enjoy!

Sherlock and John face their greatest challenge as the duo’s long-buried secrets come to light and a threat from the past seems to have returned from the dead. They discover an elusive enemy has been playing a very long game – which is now reaching its devastating conclusion.
Sunday 15th January, 9pm, BBC1

With their victim identified, Cassie and Sunny begin to find out a bit more about David Walker by talking to his ex-wife, DI Tessa Nixon, who reveals he suffered from depression. A search through the original investigation files and some numbers from David’s pager help build a picture of him – and also lead to a few potential suspects. However, his son Jason struggles to deal with the news that someone murdered his dad.
Thursday 12th January, 9pm, ITV

The leader of a censorship campaign comes to Oxford on a speaking tour, and Morse is charged with protecting her in light of a series of death threats. A bricklayer working on a controversial pop singer’s house is later found dead, and when a second killing occurs, a connection emerges to the speaker’s movement, plunging Morse into the middle of a conflict over the nature of British culture.
Sunday 15th January, 8pm, ITV

After leaving prison, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He moves in with Pete’s long-estranged, unsuspecting family and is roped into the family’s bail bond business. He’s a criminal taking down other criminals and, in the process, he’ll discover the family life he’s never had.
From Friday 13th January, Amazon Prime

A schoolteacher disappears and investigating officer DCI Andy Steemson asks Nikki and Jack to examine evidence found at the house, including traces of blood, bike tracks and a charred cake in the oven. Meanwhile, Thomas is called to the site of the murder of a former drug addict and petty criminal who has been thrown from the top of a flyover, and becomes determined to win justice for the victim in the wake of police indifference – forming an unlikely alliance in the process.
Monday 9th/Tuesday 10th January, 9pm, BBC1

Joy is thrown into a freefall after making a shocking discovery and, as the team quell the riots that have exploded throughout Manchester, Dinah uncovers a group of young casualties in a gang-owned property which send the investigation into an unexpected direction.
Wednesday 11th January, 9pm, Channel 4

7 Murdoch Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
As the fire continues to rage through Toronto, Julia Ogden is lured into the back room of a blazing dress shop by an apparition of Eva Pearce.
Monday 9th January, 9pm, Alibi

8 Midsomer Murders *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Winter and Barnaby investigate when Lower Pampling’s star cricketer Leo Henderson is found dead after a match in the grounds, pummelled to death by cricket balls. Barnaby is surprised to see DI Jones undercover as one of Leo’s team-mates, and his former colleague reveals he is working on suspected cases of match-fixing in the area, but things take an even more sinister turn when captain Fitz Theara is stabbed through the heart with a cricket stump.
Wednesday 11th January, 8pm, ITV

The Saint Marie Literary Festival is rocked by the death of a young literature student – and Florence’s childhood friend – whose body is discovered at the bottom of a cliff. Suicide seems the likely cause, but as ever Humphrey isn’t so keen to jump to conclusions – even with the presence of a note in the victim’s bag. But with everyone the dead girl knew at the festival, who could have pushed her over the edge? Away from the investigation, the inspector is busy preparing the shack for Martha’s stay.
Thursday 12th January, 9pm, BBC1

10 The Young Montalbano *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Salvo and Livia start to prepare for their wedding and Mimi’ Auguello is especially eager to be picked as Salvo’s wedding witness. Meanwhile, a fire at a local hotel, which resulted in a man’s death, is suspected to have been caused by arson, while the police receive an anonymous letter warning of the impending murder of a married woman at the hands of her jealous husband.
Saturday 14th January, 10pm, BBC4


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sara Latham says:

    I know you can’t cover everything, but I was wondering if you’d come across the French drama No Second Chance – new(ish) on Netflix? I caught it by accident and it’s a lot better than I expected – very pacey and quite gripping.. I’m about to watch the last episode :)


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Hi Sara. Want to write a series review for us?


      1. Sara Latham says:

        Well, I wouldn’t mind, but given the detail you provide and how keen the people who follow this blog are, I would have to watch them all again at least twice!


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