The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 31st July – Sunday 6th August)

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A few noteworthy things this week: it’s the series finale of the brilliant Fargo (well worth a watch) and In The Dark, while there’s an intriguing-sounding Israeli series, False Flag, starting up on FOX UK. Elsewhere, Top Of The Lake: China Girl, Dicte and I Know Who You Are continue. Enjoy!

1 Top Of The Lake: China Girl *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
As the investigation continues, the autopsy reveals more that expected about the victim known only as China Girl. Realising she was a sex worker, Robin and Miranda do the rounds of Sydney’s brothels – only for a startling revelation to send the case in a new direction. Meanwhile, Robin contacts her daughter’s adoptive parents Julia and Pyke, who agree to a meeting. But things do not go well when the detective clashes with Julia. 
Thursday 3rd August, 9pm, BBC2

2 Fargo *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
Gloria follows the money, Nikki plays a game, and Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga. 
Wednesday 2nd August, 10.35pm, Channel 4

3 I Know Who You Are *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
Giralt suspects Ana’s disappearance might be connected to another missing person’s case. Meanwhile, a flashback connects Juan with the man Ana saw at Casa Castro.
Saturday 5th August, 9pm, BBC4

4 Twin Peaks *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
No synopsis available.
Tuesday 1st August, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

5 In The Dark *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
Helen finds herself in more danger as the investigation pulls her further into Manchester’s criminal underworld. Paranoid, vulnerable but unperturbed, she tracks down the gang responsible for the shooting – before the case throws up some shocking revelations. And can Theo cheat death as the gang continues to be hunted by a mystery gunman? 
Tuesday 1st August, 9pm, BBC1

6 Dicte – Crime Reporter *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Dicte, Torsten and Rose attend a football match to cheer on Rose’s boyfriend Jannik, who is the star of the local team. However, the match ends with a huge fight in the stands – and Jannik makes a shocking discovery. Wagner has suspicions about the leader of a local gang of hooligans and Dicte decides to infiltrate the group. The case soon takes a very different turn as Dicte finds herself investigating the possibility of match-fixing. Wagner gathers evidence against the brother of the hooligan gang leader, but Dicte suspects that Rose’s boyfriend Jannik and the rest of the players in the football team are not as innocent as everyone assumes.
Friday 4th August, 10pm, More4

7 False Flag *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Five Israeli citizens discover they are suspected of kidnapping the Iranian minister of defence, as their personal details – including their passport photos – are broadcast across the world’s media.
Monday 31st July, 9pm, FOX UK

8 Lewis
A case from 13 years earlier returns to haunt Lewis when the evidence comes under review. Graham Lawrie was incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital after being found guilty of the murders of three police officers, but now the findings of the forensics lab have been called into question and an appeal has been launched. As Lawrie remains locked up ahead of his day in court, PC Mark Travis is lured to an isolated location with a hoax call and falls victim to a killer who uses the same weapon as that used in the original murders.
Wednesday 2nd August, 8pm, ITV3

9 Shots Fired *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
The hearings for both cases are held and, as Preston presents the facts to the jurors, the truth behind each shooting is revealed.
Sunday 6th August, 9pm, Fox UK

10 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Rosewood performs a post-mortem when he and his team realise the woman on his autopsy slab is not actually dead.
Tuesday 1st August, 8pm, Alibi

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