The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 12th – Sunday 18th June)

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Well, this summer isn’t going to be a quiet one. Aside from contuing series Twin Peaks and Fargo, we have a new ITV series, from the creator of Homeland and starring Helen McCrory, called Fearless, a new Brazilian serial killer drama, Merciless, and a flashy new crime drama set on the French Riviera called, um, Riviera (pictured). It’s all go! Enjoy.

1 Fargo *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
In a flashback to 1975, young sci-fi author Thaddeus Mobley is approached by film producer Howard Zimmerman to adapt his award-winning novel The Planet Wyh and is introduced to actress Vivian Lord, who seduces him into funding the movie. Meanwhile back in 2010, Gloria decides to revisit her stepfather’s past as she investigates the strange circumstances surrounding his murder, and heads to Los Angeles in an attempt to find some answers.
Wednesday 14th June, 10pm, Channel 4

2 Twin Peaks *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
No synopsis available.
Tuesday 13th June, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

3 Fearless *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted of the murder of schoolgirl Linda Simms 14 years earlier. Firmly believing there has been a miscarriage of justice, Emma is determined to reveal the truth behind Linda’s death and is prepared to go to extreme lengths to discover what happened and free Kevin.
Monday 12th June, 9pm, ITV

4 The Loch *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A human heart is discovered on the shores of the Loch, and forensic psychologist Blake Albrighton is brought in to join the investigating team. He quickly forms a disturbing theory about the motive behind the seemingly inexplicable murders, but Chief Inspector Frank Smilie is quick to dismiss his ideas. However, if the new arrival is correct, the once peaceful Highland community could be set to endure far more deaths, as a serial killer prowls the area.
Sunday 18th June, 9pm, ITV

5 Cardinal *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *SERIES FINALE*
The discovery of Woody Baldwin’s body gives Cardinal and Delorme a chance to connect the murders to Eric Fraser, and the race to catch him before he kills Keith.
Saturday 17th June, 9pm, BBC4

6 Merciless *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A successful lawyer becomes an advisor to a powerful politician, while leading a double life as a serial killer. He uses his position to infiltrate the police task force assigned to track him down, just as an FBI agent is brought in from the US to help crack the case. In Portuguese.
Sunday 18th June, 10.15pm, Channel 4/All4

7 Riviera *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
the wife of a billionaire banker uncovers the shocking truth behind their opulent lifestyle when her husband is killed.
Thursday 15th June, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

8 Shots Fired *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Ashe and Preston try to narrow their focus to reliable lines of inquiry in both cases, first visiting Jesse Carr’s old college campus, then embarking on a dangerous manhunt.
Sunday 18th June, 9pm, ITV

9 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Jack Garrett and the IRT travel to South Korea to investigate a case in which a US college student is murderered and disfigured, and left in an alley for the authorities to find.
Tuesday 13th June, 9pm, W

10 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The pathologist investigates a cold case, only to find it is connected to his own family.
Tuesday 13th June, 8pm, Alibi

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