The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 8th – Sunday 14th May)

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It’s a bit of a busier week this week, thanks to the series finale of Channel 4’s intriguing and dark Born To Kill (series review hitting this week), a new Belgian French-Language series (Public Enemy) on Sky Atlantic, and the start of series two of flashy US series, Rosewood, on Alibi. Enjoy!

1 Born To Kill *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
With Sam’s father released from prison, Jenny makes a desperate effort to get to the bottom of her son’s increasingly dangerous behaviour. But she fears she may be too late. Conclusion of the gripping psychological thriller about a seemingly normal teenager whose dark desires start to emerge after he discovers the truth about the father he believed was dead.
Thursday 11th May, 9pm, Channel 4

2 Hinterland *NEW THIRD SERIES (ALREADY SEEN ON S4C AND BBC WALES)*
Check your local listings for synopsis – episodes differ for BBC Wales and BBC Four.
Wednesday 10th May, 9pm, BBC Wales; Saturday 13th May, 9pm, BBC Four

3 Little Boy Blue *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
When potential witness Claire Olssen is intimidated into changing her statement, the investigation team look for alternative ways to reinforce their case. As Steve returns to work, Kelly is offered a deal that tests his resolve.
Monday 8th May, 9pm, ITV

4 Public Enemy *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
French-language drama following the release of a convicted child murderer, whose freedom coincides with the disappearance of a local girl.
Wednesday 10th May, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

5 Grantchester *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A factory worker dies in what appears to be a drunken accident, but Geordie suspects foul play. However, secret forces are determined to shut down his investigation. Mrs Maguire is confronted by a face from the past, while Sidney wrestles with his conscience, as his feelings for Amanda clash with his sense of duty – leading to accusations of hypocrisy from Leonard.
Sunday 14th May, 9pm, ITV

6 Elementary *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The killing of a reality TV star brings Holmes and Watson up against one of the most skilled murderers they have ever pursued.
Tuesday 9th May, 9pm, Sky Living

7 Life On Mars
Sam discovers many of his colleagues are taking bribes from a local gangster, and resolves to put a stop to police corruption. However, a skeleton in Gene’s cupboard makes him reluctant to join the crusade, and his fears are underlined when a young woman mixed up in the case meets a grisly end. The 21st-century detective also can’t resist tracking down his mother, who is facing money worries.
Friday 12th May, 9pm, Drama 

8 Lethal Weapon *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The slaying of a Texas ranger leads Murtaugh and Riggs to believe a possible misuse of power is at play in the LA Sheriff’s department. Just as the duo are certain they have found their culprit, the case becomes even more complicated when a dark secret is dug up regarding Captain Avery’s past. It turns out he may once have done the wrong thing for the right reasons, but can he convince those around him his cause was just?
Friday 12th May, 9pm, ITV

9 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Series two. The pathologist investigates when a member of the mayor’s staff is murdered and a new captain shakes up East Miami PD.
Tuesday 9th May, 9pm, Alibi

10 Foyle’s War
Series three, episode three. The detective is faced with a dilemma when a murder investigation leads him to the radar station where his missing son was working on a highly classified operation – just as Hitler launches a major offensive on Britain’s RAF airfields. To solve the mystery, Foyle must penetrate the closed ranks of the airforce.
Friday 12th May, 9pm, ITV3

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