Two things of note this week: the start (eagerly awaited in this house) of Jane Campion’s fantastic Top Of The Lake: China Girl. I’ve seen the first two episodes and believe me… wow. Also starting this week is Against The Law, a one-off starring Daniel Mays and part of the BBC’s Queer season. Elsewhere, we say a fond farewell to Ripper Street. Enjoy!
1 Top Of The Lake: China Girl *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Detective Robin Griffin is back in Sydney, eager to throw herself into her work, while secretly planning to search for the daughter she gave up for adoption. However, when a suitcase containing the body of a young woman washes up on Bondi Beach, Robin and her new partner Miranda begin an investigation that leads them into the dark side of Sydney’s sex industry – with reverberations they could never have imagined.
Thursday 27th July, 9pm, BBC2
2 Fargo *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Emmit sits down with Gloria, while Nikki negotiates a deal.
Wednesday 26th July, 10.35pm, Channel 4
3 Twin Peaks *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
No synopsis available.
Tuesday 25th July, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
4 Ripper Street *NEW LINEAR TV PREMIERE EPISODE* *SERIES FINALE*
Reid has finally captured Nathaniel Dove, ridding Whitechapel of its most feared monster since Jack the Ripper and also clearing the name of the late Bennet Drake. But for the detective and Jackson to be proven innocent, they must bring down Assistant Commissioner Augustus Dove. Even then, could Reid ever find peace in Whitechapel – the place which has haunted his dreams for so long?
Monday 24th July, 9.30pm, BBC2
5 In The Dark *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Five months after the Polesford case, a heavily pregnant Helen is still battling with the fallout from her infidelity. Her life is derailed by a gangland shooting with tragic consequences. Just days from giving birth, she is plunged into a murder investigation involving Manchester’s criminal underbelly, forcing her to question everything she holds dear.
Tuesday 25th July, 9pm, BBC1
6 I Know Who You Are *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
No synopsis available.
Saturday 29th July, 9pm, BBC4
7 Against The Law *NEW UK PREMIERE*
Drama based on the 1954 Montagu Trial, in which gay journalist Peter Wildeblood and his friends Lord Montagu and Michael Pitt-Rivers were tried for homosexual offences. The ensuing scandal and public outcry over the fairness of the case forced a reluctant government to set up a committee to investigate whether homosexuality should be legalised.
Wednesday 26th July, 9pm, BBC2
8 Dicte – Crime Reporter *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
All leads suggest the 12-year-old girl was kidnapped and Wagner – now investigating the case – suspects a couple of burglars of the crime. Dicte, on the other hand, single-handedly chases down clues that point towards a paedophile perpetrator who has been chatting with girls online. Can Dicte and Wagner find the youngster before it’s too late? Meanwhile, Bo moves in with Dicte.
Friday 28th July, 10pm, More4
9 Shots Fired *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A shocking discovery is made about the Auxiliary Deputy program and the investigation zeroes in on the Sheriff’s Department, putting Lieutenant Breeland and Sheriff Platt under intense scrutiny. Later: a former Auxiliary Deputy reveals a secret; the judge makes a ruling in Ashe’s custody case, and Governor Eamons makes a difficult decision regarding her new education initiative.
Sunday 30th July, 9pm, ITV
10 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The body of an escape artist is found in a locked trunk at the bottom of a swimming pool.
Tuesday 25th July, 8pm, Alibi