The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 7th – Sunday 13th August)

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There are new episodes of Top Of The Lake: China Girl, Twin Peaks and I Know Who You Are this week, as well as the finale of Dicte (sadly, I just haven’t had time to watch it this time around). There’s also a new four-part series starting on BBC One starring new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, playing, well, a doctor. Look out for new radio series, A Smalltown Murder, too. And just a quick note, I’ve been on a short break for the past several days, so apologies for the lack of posts.

1 Top Of The Lake: China Girl *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Robin is galvanised by her new theory about China Girl, taking her inquiry in an entirely new direction. She also begins to relish spending time with Mary – until the arrival of Al Parker from New Zealand threatens her precious new life in Sydney. Julia and Pyke are horrified to learn that Puss intends to marry their daughter, and begin to make their own investigations. But when their snooping leads to a very public confrontation, they are forced to turn to Robin for help. 
Thursday 10th August, 9pm, BBC2

2 I Know Who You Are *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
No synopsis available.
Saturday 12th August, 9pm, BBC4

3 Twin Peaks *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
No synopsis available.
Tuesday 8th August, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

4 Dicte – Crime Reporter *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
The official police investigation pins the blame for two murders on Wagner, but Dicte tries to assist him in working out who the real killer is. In Danish. 
Friday 11th August, 10pm, More4

5 Trust Me *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Driven to desperate measures, nurse Cath Hardacre steals the identity of her best friend, an A&E doctor and begins a new life in Edinburgh as Dr Ally Sutton.
Tuesday 8th August, 9pm, BBC1

6 A Small Town Murder *NEW UK PREMIERE RADIO SERIES*
For the tenth series, Scott Cherry’s intimate drama once again focusses on family crises and what it must be like to lose a loved one. The role of the family liaison officer is always both to support the victim and keep a watchful eye out for clues. Many suspicious deaths are the result of family troubles. In this series, In this series Karla’s husband seems to be the victim of a deliberately set fire, while one of Jackie’s previous cases, involving the death of a young prostitute, refuses to go away. With a lack of progress on the case, the victim’s father tries to hunt down the killer himself. Starring Meera Syal.
Monday 7th August, 10.45am, BBC Radio 4

7 Riviera *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
To keep her family safe, Georgina crosses a line she can never return from, while Delormes uncovers the identity of his opponent and attempts to take them down.
Thursday 11th August, 9pm, Sky1

8 Hap And Leonard *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Soldier and Angel force Leonard to dig up the money but a surprise awaits them. Trudy stands her ground, while Hap and Leonard seek a way out.
Tuesday 9th August, 10pm, AMC

9 False Flag *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Eitan, the Shin Bet supervisor of the investigation, interrogates the four citizens, while Sean Tilson manages to avoid arrest and becomes the primary suspect.
Monday 7th August, 9pm, FOX UK

10 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A mysterious death in an empty high-rise leads the pathologist and Villa to the inner circle of a former child star, who may be planning a comeback.
Tuesday 8th August, 8pm, Alibi

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