The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 24th – Sunday 30th April)

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There’s a little bit going on this week, not least next Sunday’s no-doubt thrilling finale to series four of Line Of Duty. Elsewhere, Stephen Graham pops up in the dramatised true crime story, Little Boy Blue, which should be harrowing and painful to watch. Everything else? As you were!

1 Line Of Duty *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Nick faces lengthy questioning. And that’s all I’ll say about this…
Sunday 30th April, 9pm, BBC1

2 Hinterland *NEW THIRD EPISODE (ALREADY SEEN ON S4C)*
The past comes back to haunt DCI Mathias as he investigates the death of Catrin John, convicted killer and former resident of the Pontarfynach Children’s Home. As Mathias and Mared investigate Catrin’s death, they begin to suspect it might be linked to the death of former police officer Iwan Thomas. However, independent investigator John Powell is on the cusp of ruling Iwan’s death as a suicide – could this change things?
Wednesday 27th April, 9pm, Channel 4

3 Born To Kill *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
The death at the hospital is causing suspicion, meaning troubled teenager Sam must tread carefully and hold his psychopathic desires in check. Meanwhile, as a threat from the past resurfaces, his mum Jenny summons the courage to face her fears.
Thursday 27th April, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

4 Little Boy Blue *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Fact-based crime drama about the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Rhys Jones as he walked home from football practice in Croxteth, Liverpool, caught in the crossfire of a feud between rival gangs. Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly is charged with bringing his teenage killer to justice, but thought the assailant’s identity is well known, finding the evidence to charge him proves to be a far more difficult challenge.
Monday 24th April, 9pm, ITV

5 Midnight Sun *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Kahina continues the search for Evelina. She and Anders then find crucial evidence in Eddie Geatkis’ abandoned house, but Eddie is nowhere to be seen.
Wednesday 26th April, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

6 Grantchester *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Sidney and Geordie join a local cricket team to play a match against nearby Whittlesford, but team captain Geoff Towler (Peter Davison) seems to have an objection to talented young Pakistani batsman Zafar. After the match, a buffet ends badly when contaminated beer leaves everyone feeling ill – but a worse fate awaits Zafar, who is later found to have received a fatal dose of arsenic.
Sunday 30th April, 9pm, ITV

7 Elementary *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Holmes and Watson investigate the death of a magician killed while performing a classic stunt. Watson also suspects Bell is being targeted by the ex-husband of his girlfriend.
Tuesday 25th April, 9pm, Sky Living

8 Stan Lee’s Lucky Man *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Harry has to choose between stopping Isabella and losing everyone he loves, with his choice becoming all the more urgent when a member of his family disappears.
Friday 28th April, 9pm, Sky1

9 Murdoch Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A woman’s death is initially thought to be an accident, but a witness and a visit from the victim’s daughter suggest foul play – and a connection to the new sport of roller skating.
Monday 24th April, 9pm, Alibi

10 Vera
Series five. The detective investigates a fire that rips through a holiday park on the Northumberland coast, destroying three cabins. A young woman’s body is discovered and the resort’s owner, Jim Viner, fears the victim is his sister Deena when he returns from a weekend away with his daughter Clare. With Jim’s suspicions confirmed, a police report then reveals Clare’s boyfriend Ryan and his friends had been partying near the scene hours before the blaze started, but where are they now, and where is Deena’s best friend Sally?
Thursday 27th April, 9pm, ITV Encore

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