Things roll along, as usual, this week, with new episodes of Black Lake, Rellik and Liar, among others, but the thing that’s piquing my interest is the start of David Simon’s new series on Sky Atlantic. Not necessarily an out-and-out crime drama, per se, but a series about crime and those who live within it. Simon worked with crime writer collaborators George Pelecanos and Megan Abbott, so expect stories from the tough New York streets of the early 1970s. Enjoy!
1 The Deuce *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino (James Franco) navigate the world of 1971 Times Square at the dawn of the modern pornography industry. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy.
Tuesday 26th September, 10pm, Sky Atlantic
2 Black Lake *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
Johan’s grand plans for his luxury resort begin to go awry as the temperature drops, and Dag takes matters into his own hands to ensure the guests leave. Meanwhile, Hanne makes a terrifying discovery in the cellar.
Saturday 30th September, 9pm, BBC Four
3 Liar *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Laura’s worst fears come to pass and her hidden past is exposed, but she must fight to put her personal struggles aside for the sake of one of her pupils, whose physical distress throws her unexpectedly at the mercy of Andrew Earlham. Vanessa also finds her resolve shaken after an unsettling encounter with Andrew.
Monday 25th September, 9pm, ITV
4 Rellik *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Another suspect in the serial killer case emerges, but when the truth of the brutal murder is finally revealed, it is more shocking than anyone could have imagined. Gabriel’s struggle to balance his relationships with the women in his life threatens to jeopardise the safety of his daughter and questions are raised about his suitability to be leading the case, and the rest of his team have to step up when he’s called away on a personal mission – one that strikes at the heart of his family.
Monday 25th September, 9pm, BBC One
5 Tin Star *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The Worth family reunites to say goodbye to a loved one. Elsewhere, Mrs Bradshaw faces a difficult decision after she learns a damaging story has leaked to the press.
Thursday 28th September, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
6 Safe House *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
Sam confronts Tom and forces him to come clean about why he left the police force, only for his revelation to completely change the way she sees the man she loves. But even as the couple are coming to terms with this latest development, Simon and Liam Duke arrive at the safe house – closely followed by the Crow. Can Jane and Vedder put the pieces together in time to come to their aid?
Thursday 28th September, 9pm, ITV
7 Professor T *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Fifteen years earlier, Commissioner Flamant solved a double murder carried out by a killer who left his victims wearing masks. When an identical crime is committed, Flamant has to consider whether it is a copycat offender or that the wrong person was arrested in the past. Professor T is rushed to hospital for surgery and forced to help the police from his sickbed with only his nurse to assist him. Meanwhile, Annelies realises she needs to look for proper long-term care for her father when he turns up at the office in a completely disorientated state.
Friday 29th September, 9pm, More4
8 The Frankenstein Chronicles
After his discovery on the banks of the Thames, Inspector Marlott visits the house of artist and printmaker William Blake, who is on his deathbed. Later, Marlott confers with Nightingale, a local policeman who has been keeping watch on The Fortune of War, a public house where body snatchers are known to gather. The pair create a plan to capture a person of interest who may be able to aid them with their investigation.
Wednesday 27th September, 10pm, ITV Encore
9 The Casebook Of Max And Ivan *NEW UK PREMIERE RADIO DRAMA*
A second series featuring acclaimed double-act Max and Ivan as incompetent private detectives for hire. Guest starring Joanna Lumley. The detectives investigate a series of mysterious thefts which threaten the very future of Nunhead Community Centre. Assisted by the permanently tired caretaker Gerry, they track the chief suspect, washed-up former B-Movie actress Lavinia Moncrief and eventually have to go undercover to infiltrate her bizarre acting classes. The series also features bell ringers, hypnotism and a mutant komodo dragon.
Sunday 1st October, 7.15pm, BBC Radio 4
10 Rosewood *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES* *LAST IN SERIES*
Double-bill finale. The pathologist uncovers a human trafficking ring when he investigates the death of a teacher.
Tuesday 26th September, 8pm, Alibi