The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 14th – Sunday 20th August)

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With the slight confusion over the episode roll-out of I Know Who You Are, we’re now faced with Saturday nights on BBC Four free again. The foreign-language crime drama slot is taken by the new fourth series of the ever-watchable Inspector Montalbano. Speaking of foreign-language crime dramas, there’s another one starting on More4 this Friday (also on Walter Presents) – Belgian drama, Professor T. Enjoy!

1 Top Of The Lake: China Girl *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
There is a breakthrough in the case when Robin learns China Girl’s identity – and where she lived. Puss causes upset after upstaging Pyke at the school dance, leading to violence during a day at the beach – and revealing to Robin just how dangerous he can be. On the morning of Mary’s 18th birthday, his true plans for his girlfriend are revealed, and Robin is the only person she feels she can turn to.
Thursday 17th August, 9pm, BBC2

2 Twin Peaks *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
No synopsis available.
Tuesday 15th August, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

3 Trust Me *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Deeply buried in her stolen identity, Ally, aka Cath, finds herself falling for Andy. When he gets a visit from Mike, an old friend who remembers Ms Sutton from their university days, Cath’s reaction arouses suspicion and may lead to her dark secret being exposed. Meanwhile, Brigitte decides to emotionally blackmail Ally. 
Tuesday 15th August, 9pm, BBC1

4 Professor T *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A rapist causes fear and panic at an Antwerp university campus when a young woman is attacked in circumstances identical to an unsolved case from 10 years previously and police come under increasing pressure to find the perpetrator. Inspector Annelies Donckers visits her former criminology professor, Jasper Teerlinck, who agrees to assist in the investigation. Not all her colleagues are happy as Teerlinck is simultaneously expert and eccentric, and his curious methods ruffle a few feathers. Meanwhile, Annelies struggles to convince her colleague Daan de Winter that she is not interested in a relationship, despite a recent one-night stand, and Chief Inspector Paul Rabet mourns the death of his only daughter, the victim of a car crash.
Friday 18th August, 9pm, More4

5 Inspector Montalbano *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
The Italian detective drama, based on novels by Andrea Camilleri, returns. Salvo’s quiet retreat with Livia comes to an unexpected end when he is called back to Vigata to investigate the murder of an elderly prostitute, who has been strangled by an unknown assailant.
Saturday 19th August, 9pm, BBC4

6 Riviera *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
In the face of tragedy, Georgina resolves to free her family from danger and faces her opponents head-on.
Thursday 17th August, 9pm, Sky1

7 Hap And Leonard *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
The duo must fend for themselves. Trudy is in a confessional mood, while Hap makes a discovery.
Tuesday 15th August, 10pm, AMC

8 False Flag *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A video of the Iranian Defense Minister surfaces and he claims to have defected and not have been kidnapped. The suspects are released as a ploy, but continue to be followed.
Monday 14th August, 9pm, FOX UK

9 A Case For Dr Morelle
British film veteran Cecil Parker stars as the cantankerous criminal psychologist Dr Morelle, who hunts down murderers by deducing their felonious personalities. In this episode, Morelle probes the death of a wealthy French Baroness who is bumped off in a London hotel, instantly seeing through the carefully staged accidental-death scenario… Starring Sheila Sim as Miss Frayle.
Friday 18th August, 6am, BBC Radio 4 Extra

10 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The pathologist re-opens a cold case when he is lured to the scene of a billionaire’s death. 
Tuesday 15th August, 8pm, Alibi

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