The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 4th – Sunday 10th December)

Not much new this week (hold on for next week), but have no fear – there’s still lots of quality crime drama out there that rumbles on. Witnesses and Peaky Blinders carries on, while The Frankenstein Chronicles, Un Bor Mercher and Jordskott come to an end. Enjoy!

S2 E5&6/8
Antoine’s car is found in the middle of a forest, but the driver is no-where to be seen. Meanwhile, Sandra remains on the run with Catherine, and the pair try to figure out who Martin Souriau is covering for as they pursue the killer – and Catherine’s missing baby.
Saturday 9th December, 9pm, BBC4

S4 E4/6
The Peaky Blinders are lured by the Italians into a cat-and-mouse chase on the street of Birmingham, where it becomes clear that Tommy has met his match. Tommy tries to console himself with a visit from an old flame, but it soon becomes clear that he cannot always get what he wants. As his factory lies idle, Tommy confronts the possibility that the Communists might win and he’ll be deemed a traitor to his class. Meanwhile, Changretta prepares to spring another trap. 
Wednesday 6th December, 9pm, BBC Two

3 The Frankenstein Chronicles *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE* *LAST IN SERIES*
S2 E6/6
As the police close in, John Marlott needs to rescue Esther from Hervey and Dipple and resurrect both his own and her fortunes.
Wednesday 6th December, 10pm, ITV Encore

S2 E8/8
Tom and Wass work together to find Ida’s kidnapper – but the latter takes a great personal risk. Bahar’s investigation gives Eva an unexpected lead.
Thursday 7th December, 10pm, ITV Encore

S1 E6/6
When Evan’s car is found abandoned at the docks, Faith is hauled in for police questioning. Steve risks his life to help, despite opposition from Tom and Lisa; Bethan gets close to a client while Williams resorts to new tactics to break Faith.
Sunday 10th December, 9pm, S4C

6 The Brokenwood Mysteries *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S4 E3/4
Philip Henderson is found dead in his field following an altercation the previous day with his neighbour Doug Randall about his failed crop. Suspicion falls on the neighbour and his new wife, who was known to have had ongoing problems with Philip over his unpaid bar tab at her pub. However, as Mike and the team dig further into the mystery more suspects come into play.
Friday 8th December, 8pm, Drama

7 Foyle’s War
S8 E1/3
It’s 1946 and although one war has ended, another is looming as the Iron Curtain falls across Europe. Foyle arrives home from America, where he is wanted in connection with a suspicious suicide, but MI5 offers him a way out. The agency suspects Britain’s atomic research programme has been infiltrated and wants to recruit him to investigate a Soviet spy ring that could be at work in the heart of London.
Monday 4th December, 9pm, ITV3

8 Vera
S6 E1/4
A body is discovered on the Northumberland moors, and identified as a woman who made a distressed 999 call on the night of her death – suggesting she may have been abducted by someone she knew. Vera takes on the case, and discovers the victim was a controversial figure in her home town, who had a complicated relationship with her family and a number of well-hidden secrets.
Thursday 7th December 8pm, ITV Encore

S4 E23/23

Lindsay’s disciplinary hearing is interrupted by a call from her distressed mother to say her boyfriend has been shot dead. However, when it turns out her parent knows more about the crime than was at first believed, Lindsay faces a huge dilemma.
Thursday 7th December, 9pm, 5USA

10 Grantchester
S1 E1/6
Detective drama set in a 1950s Cambridgeshire village, where local vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton) develops a sideline in sleuthing – with the initially reluctant help of grumpy DI Geordie Keating (Robson Green). The cleric’s first case finds him presiding over the funeral of a solicitor, who is believed to have taken his own life. However, the dead man’s mistress has a different theory – and feeling unable to go to the police, she asks Sidney to examine it for her. He uncovers evidence that the suicide was staged, but while he’s busy delving into the personal life of the victim, will the vicar miss his own big chance with Amanda Kendall (Morven Christie), the woman he secretly loves?
Saturday 9th December, 9pm, ITV3

One Comment Add yours

  1. Sara Latham says:

    And Alfie returns………whoop! Although I think Tom Hardy is incredibly good in this, the close up shots of Cillian Murphy – seemingly doing nothing – are compelling at times; you can almost see what he’s thinking behind those blue eyes…


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