Usually, summer is quiet in the land of TV, especially so in crime drama. But not at the moment. Last week we had the return of Twin Peaks, which was extraordinary (and you really don’t want to miss the next two episodes), and this week sees the return of another my favourites, Fargo. Also look out for new Candian series, Cardinal, on BBC4 and Bloodline, which I forgot to mention last week and is still available to watch on Netflix. Enjoy!
1 Fargo *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Series three. Parole officer Ray Stussy wants to marry his girlfriend and goes to ask his successful businessman brother Emmit for money to buy a ring, but he refuses and sparks a chain of events that plunges the Minnesota town into chaos, with police officer Gloria Burgle finding herself at the heart of it.
Wednesday 31st May, 10pm, Channel 4
2 Twin Peaks *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
Two more episodes.
Tuesday 30th May, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
3 Cardinal *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Disgraced detective John Cardinal is brought back into the heart of a Northern Ontario homicide investigation unit when the body of a 13-year-old girl, previously reported missing, is discovered in Algonquin Bay.
Saturday 3rd June, 9pm, BBC4
4 Bloodline *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
The final, third series.
Netflix, streaming now
5 Paula *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
In the wake of Philip’s death, Paula notices some things missing from her home and wonders whether James was somehow involved. Mac’s superior is determined to believe it was suicide, so the detective starts digging into James’s past – while the handyman himself is struggling to cope living with two warring women. When Crystal accuses Morgan of speaking to the police and reacts violently, James hallucinations get increasingly worse and he goes on the run.
Thursday 1st June, 9pm, BBC2
6 Public Enemy *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Chloé is forced to accompany Béranger on a visit to his dying mother, whilst back in Vielsart a birthday party gets out of hand.
Wednesday 31st May, 10pm, Sky Atlantic
7 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Garrett and the International Response Team head to Florence, where they investigate two deaths that appear mimic the work of Italy’s most notorious serial killer.
Tuesday 30th May, 9pm, W
8 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Partygoers discover a body on board their boat during a booze cruise, and Rosewood and Villa must enter the world of deep-sea treasure hunting in order to solve the case.
Tuesday 30th May, 9pm, Alibi
As the sleuth studies for his forthcoming sergeant’s exam, he investigates a hit-and-run that claimed the life of an eminent Oxford professor. The victim had been at odds with his peers over the fate of a potentially lucrative parcel of college-owned land, and the case is complicated by the appearance of DI Thursday’s old gangland enemy – whom he must face alone while Endeavour makes a trip back to Lincolnshire to visit his ailing father.
Friday 2nd June, 10pm, ITV3
10 DCI Banks
Cabbot investigates when a woman is found murdered on the moors. As the identity of the victim is established, it becomes apparent any number of suspects may have had a reason to want her dead. Meanwhile, Banks is called in when the body of a teenage girl is discovered in a storage room down an alleyway.
Friday 2nd June, 9pm, ITV Encore