The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th April)

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It’s pretty much as you were this week – Line Of Duty, Broadchurch and Midnight Sun all bubble away – but Hinterland starts back up on BBC One Wales (it’ll go to BBC Four after that). We’ve already covered this series when it appeared on S4C last year (go here to read spoiler-heavy reviews). Elsewhere, The Team, Vera and Prime Suspect 1973 close out their series. What’s that I hear? Cheering at the back? 

1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Kate is approached by another woman who claims to have been assaulted by Michael Farmer.
Sunday 9th April, 9pm, BBC1

2 Broadchurch *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Ellie and Hardy bring a new suspect in for questioning and in a search of this suspect’s premises, Ellie finds devastating new evidence linking him to the crime. Back at the station, he gives them his detailed version of events, but when they dig deeper they begin to doubt his story, while DC Katie Harford confronts Ellie and Hardy with an uncomfortable truth about her role in the investigation. The fact that Ian has taken a personal item of Trish’s without her knowledge comes to light.
Monday 3rd April, 9pm, ITV

3 Hinterland *NEW THIRD SERIES (ALREADY SEEN ON S4C)*
The killing of a local minister leads DCI Tom Mathias and DI Mared Rhys to a remote community in the mountains. Confronted by a family in grief and a community in shock, they must tread carefully as they investigate the life and violent death of the troubled victim. As the case continues, DS Sian Owens leads a separate investigation into the recent attack on DCI Mathias, an attack that left his home destroyed and his skull split open. DS Owens’s investigation is an unwelcome distraction for DCI Mathias, and he struggles to keep his emotions in check as the two cases unfold.
Wednesday 5th April, 9pm, BBC Wales

4 Midnight Sun *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Kahina is held captive by a confused and unstable Bangkok Jori, and Kimmo and his colleagues are put on notice when they receive a revealing video.
Wednesday 5th April, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

5 Vera *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
A body is found buried on the Northumberland moors which could be a missing teenager from the nearby rural community of Brindale. The girl had disappeared six weeks previously, and Vera has to break the news to her devastated family. However, the realisation that she died so close to home rather than at a music festival as originally thought creates tension among her neighbours, who are soon suspecting each other of murder. The detective delves into the vulnerable young woman’s isolated existence to identify her killer.
Sunday 9th April, 8pm, ITV

6 The Team *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
The detectives’ search for Loukauskis is narrowed down to an abandoned factory in the Belgian countryside. Jackie finds his ex-wife Dahlia dead in her garden, but the murderer turns out to be an unlikely killer. Meanwhile, Alicia and Harald arrive at the factory and are stunned by the scale of the slavery operation in evidence. At first there’s no sign of Loukauskis, but this time the team is determined he must not escape. Thriller, starring Lars Mikkelsen, Jasmin Gerat and Veerle Baetens.
Friday 9th April, 9pm, More4

7 Elementary *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The police call in Holmes and Watson to consult on a possible homicide picked up by a cutting-edge gunshot detection system. Shinwell is the target of a drive-by shooting.
Tuesday 4th April, 9pm, Sky Living

8 Prime Suspect 1973 *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
The police officers are numb after the explosion, and as they search the rubble, they make a horrifying realisation. The Bentleys make one last stand as a manhunt is launched for Clifford and David, while a distraught Renee is put under arrest. Before long Tennison makes one final discovery about Julie Ann’s murder – but as she gets closer to solving the case, she finds herself in mortal danger.
Thursday 6th April, 9pm, ITV

9 Stan Lee’s Lucky Man *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Everyone in the station comes under suspicion when a crucial piece of evidence disappears, while Anna sees a very different side to Isabella when she pays a visit to her flat.
Friday 7th April, 9pm, Sky1

10 Murdoch Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Murdoch devises a mysterious tonic that he claims is the fountain of youth, but his pursuit of a commercial partnership alarms Crabtree.
Monday 3rd April, 9pm, Alibi

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