The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th May)

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Lots of things happening this week. Namely Twin Peaks, my own personal excitement-stoker. I just hope it’s good. Elsewhere, there’s a new revenge thriller on BBC2 (Paula), and a few series finales: Grantchester, Hinterland, Grantchester and Elementary. Enjoy!

1 Twin Peaks *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
It’s baaaack!
Tuesday 23rd May, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

2 Paula *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Science teacher Paula hires odd-job man James to get rid of the rats in her basement, only to fall into bed with him. But not everything is as it seems with James. He is desperate for money, and when he finds out she has been having an affair, he resorts to blackmail – the start of a deadly game of cat-and-mouse in which only one can survive.
Thursday 25th May, 9pm, BBC2

3 Hinterland *NEW THIRD SERIES (ALREADY SEEN ON S4C AND BBC WALES)* *SERIES FINALE*
The past comes back to haunt DCI Mathias as he investigates the death of Catrin John, a convicted killer and former resident of the Pontarfynach children’s home. As Mathias and Mared dig deeper, they begin to suspect it might be linked to the death of former police officer Iwan Thomas.
Saturday 27th May, 9pm, BBC Four

4 Public Enemy *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
While the abbey tests Beranger’s convictions by setting him a challenge, Chloe finds out that someone from his past has been attempting to contact him.
Wednesday 24th May, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

5 Grantchester *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Sidney has lost his faith in the church, so decides to resign so he can marry Amanda. His decision is a crushing blow to Mrs Maguire, while Leonard fears the arrival of a less tolerant vicar. Sidney soon finds the community needs him more than ever when a boy is abducted, while Geordie’s behaviour grows more and more unstable as he wrestles with family problems. As the divided vicar grows closer to the truth about the missing child, he is forced to choose between love, faith, and loyalty to his troubled friend.
Sunday 28th May, 9pm, ITV

6 Elementary *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Holmes and Watson pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York.
Tuesday 16th May, 9pm, Sky Living

7 Damilola, Our Loved Boy
Another chance to see this feature-length drama that reveals the personal stories behind the headlines, exploring Damilola Taylor’s journey from Lagos to London, and showing how Richard and Gloria Taylor coped with their personal lives as well as the pressure of the media as they fought for justice for the killing of their son.
Friday 26th May, 9pm, Drama 

8 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Garrett and his international response team return, and are dispatched to Tanzania when 23 members of a church group suddenly go missing.
Tuesday 23rd May, 9pm, W

9 Lethal Weapon *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Riggs and Murtaugh investigate a series of violent crimes with one thing in common – the victims are all members of the same church. While working on the case, Riggs faces more personal anguish as the first anniversary of Miranda’s death sends him to a new low.
Friday 26th May, 9pm, May

10 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The pathologist travels to New York with Villa to help her investigate the death of her husband Eddie, while Slade and Hornstock team up to take down a prostitution ring.
Tuesday 23rd May, 9pm, Alibi

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