The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd April)

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If you celebrate it, happy Easter to all our readers. There are some must-watches this week, namely the series finale of Broadchurch, to get stuck into. Line Of Duty continues, and there’s a brand new four-part series on Channel 4 – starring Romola Garai and Daniel Mays – called Born To Kill, which is worth a watch. Enjoy!

1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
DCI Roz Huntley struggles to allay her husband’s suspicions and AC12 find a new angle to pursue their case against her. 
Sunday 23rd April, 9pm, BBC1

2 Broadchurch *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
The third and final series of Chris Chibnall’s crime drama set in a Dorset seaside town reaches a conclusion after a multitude of twist and turns, countless red herrings and numerous suspects with shaky alibis. In the last-ever episode the truth is finally revealed as detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller finally untangle the web of deceit surrounding the rape of Trish Winterman.
Monday 17th April, 9pm, ITV

3 Hinterland *NEW THIRD EPISODE (ALREADY SEEN ON S4C)*
Following a fatal shooting at a remote petrol station, local man Llew Morris is identified as the chief suspect. Determined to find the killer, DCI Mathias and DI Rhys visit the house where Llew grew up and make a gruesome discovery which cements Llew’s guilt. Tensions escalate even further when news arrives that Llew’s young son has disappeared from his school.
Wednesday 19th April, 9pm, BBC Wales

4 Born To Kill *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Four-part thriller about Sam, a teenager who is on the verge of acting out hidden psychopathic desires. He lives with his protective mum Jenny (Romola Garai), a geriatric nurse, and thinks his dad died in a car crash. On the surface, he appears to be a model teenager. But his mother is protecting him from a dark secret, and when a new girl arrives in town with her single dad, Sam’s suppressed desires start to emerge.
Thursday 20th April, 9pm, Channel 4

5 Midnight Sun *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Kahina sends her son back to France and discovers one of the victims’ bodies was never found.
Wednesday 19th April, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

6 Elementary *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man Sherlock considered to be one of New York’s worst private investigators.
Tuesday 18th April, 9pm, Sky Living

7 Stan Lee’s Lucky Man *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A desperate Eve makes a mistake she quickly comes to regret, while Suri becomes uneasy as she and Orwell investigate Harry’s accident and Anna forces Winter to doubt his judgement.
Friday 21st April, 9pm, Sky1

8 Murdoch Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The discovery of a young girl’s decomposed body and a sketchbook of grotesque imagery leads Murdoch to a group of death-obsessed teens, one of whom is a writer named HP Lovecraft.
Monday 17th April, 9pm, Alibi

9 Scott & Bailey
Series five. Rachel steps up to acting DI on a case that becomes bigger and more sinister than it first seemed. Meanwhile, Janet is glad of Rachel’s return, having not known how much she was going to need her friend.
Friday 21st April, 10pm, ITV Encore

10 Poirot
Series 12. The Belgian sleuth is summoned when Colin Race is distracted from an investigation into a spy ring by the discovery of a murder victim surrounded by stopped clocks. The body was found at the home of blind former teacher Millicent Pebmarsh, but when a second death is reported, Poirot realises the man was killed elsewhere and brought to the scene, though the neighbours prove unhelpful eyewitnesses.
Wednesday 19th April, 7pm, ITV Encore

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