Another big week in the crime drama universe, with the start of the five-part Len Deighton adaptation, SS-GB, at the end of the week, the curious, supernaturally-tinged Australian series – The Kettering Incident – starting up in the middle of the week, and Lars Mikkelsen returning to British screen in Walter Presents’ The Team. Look out also for the finals episodes of The Moorside and No Offence, too. Enjoy!
1 SS-GB *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Adaptation of Len Deighton’s dystopian story, set in an alternate history of the Second World War where Germany won the Battle of Britain and has gone on to occupy the UK. In 1941, two Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a nuclear scientist, under constant surveillance from their SS superiors. The arrival of an American journalist leaves one of the policemen convinced something more danger is at work – while a contact in a resistance movement reveals a threat to his own son.
Sunday 19th February, 9pm, BBC1
2 The Moorside *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Following the discovery of Shannon Matthews, the police and the community attempt to discover the truth behind her disappearance. Karen Matthews sticks to her story – flatly denying any involvement in her child’s abduction. Suspicions deepen further until her friends Julie and Natalie set about discovering the whole shocking truth about Shannon’s disappearance.
Tuesday 14th February, 9pm, BBC1
3 Fortitude *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Eric struggles to keep control as the body count increases. Meanwhile, Natalie and Vincent’s field trip descends into chaos.
Thursday 16th February, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
4 No Offence *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
With Deering, Dinah and Joy’s friendship in jeopardy and Donna Calvert missing, the race is on to prevent the Attahs’ escape, but their efforts to finally catch them puts the whole team’s lives at stake. The final showdown sees Deering deconstructing Nora’s family whilst trying to repair the fractures in her own.
Wednesday 15th February, 9pm,, Channel 4
5 The Kettering Incident *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) stars as Anna Macy, who at the age of 14 moved away from her hometown of Kettering after a traumatic event that saw her best friend, Gillian, disappear. Now, 15 years later, she returns to the town to find it a very different place. Struggling to survive, the town has marked its surrounding forests for logging, but this has led to violent clashes with environmentalist groups. Amid this turmoil, another girl disappears. Anna is compelled to look into the case, and finally uncover the truth behind Gillian’s disappearance.
Wednesday 15th February, 10pm, Sky Atlantic
6 The Team *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A number of elite investigators from Belgium, Denmark and Germany joins forces to probe the separate murders of three prostitutes. However the killings are far from random, and the detectives soon discover that a sophisticated criminal network is behind them.
Friday 17th February, 9pm, More4/Walter Presents
7 Elementary *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
When Watson is framed for supplying illegal prescriptions, she and Holmes hunt for the person using her medical licence to sell drugs.
Tuesday 14th February, 9pm, Sky Living
8 Modesty Blaise *NEW UK PREMIERE RADIO DRAMA*
In this new adventure, adapted from Peter O’Donnell’s novel by Stef Penney, Modesty invites Sir Gerald Tarrant of British Intelligence to join her for a holiday at the Gorges du Tarn in the South of France. But, after stopping on the cliff road to help two nuns who have broken down, Sir Gerald’s car is found smashed to pieces at the bottom of the ravine. Daphne Alexander plays Modesty Blaise.
Monday 13th February, 10.45am, BBC Radio 4
9 Murdoch Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The detective investigates when a man’s body is found in a swan-shaped boat on a lake, with a card found on the victim appearing to indicate he may have been lured him to his death.
Monday 13th February, 9pm, Alibi
10 Death In Paradise *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
When a tourist claims to alibi a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case.
Thursday 16th February, 9pm, BBC1