Another big week in the crime drama world, with three new series starting up, all starring some names. Favourite, Shetland, begins its third series, while we have a John Simm double-hit – Collateral (also starring Carey Mulligan) on BBC Two and Trauma on ITV, which is being shown Monday to Wednesday. Enjoy!
1 Craith *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
The animosity between Alun Pryce and Ieuan Rhys reaches its climax on the estate. Lea Pryce gets drawn into her father’s battle. The police finally succeed in getting the information they’ve been searching for and this leads to explosive events in the home of Iona and Dylan Harris.
Sunday 18th February, 9pm, S4C
2 Endeavour *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Morse suspects a connection between a woman’s disappearance and the unsolved murder of a teenager several years previously. However, the discovery of a body and some unusual elements to the crime scene suggest another possibility. Thursday investigates a lorry hijack which he believes could be the work of a local gangster, and Fancy takes on an informant who is subsequently murdered.
Sunday 18th February, 8pm, ITV
3 Collateral *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
A pizza delivery man is shot dead in south London, seemingly in a random act of violence, but DI Kip Glaspie is unconvinced and discovers that the takeaway manager inexplicably sent a Syrian refugee instead of his regular driver. Kip and her partner DS Nathan Bilk track down the victim’s home, where they find his sisters, who the detective is convinced are hiding something.
Monday 12th February, 9pm, BBC Two
4 Shetland *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
When Shetlander Thomas Malone has his murder conviction overturned after 23 years, which he’s spent behind bars, Perez has to reopen an investigation into the 1994 death of local teenager Lizzie Kilmuir. Later, Perez gets a text from Cassie saying she is unexpectedly flying back to Shetland, so he and Duncan meet her at the airport.
Tuesday 13th February, 9pm, BBC One
5 Trauma *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
After a bad day at work, Dan Bowker arrives home drunk to discover that his 15-year-old son Alex has not come home and no-one knows where he is. Meanwhile, off-duty trauma surgeon Jon Allerton is at home celebrating his birthday when he is called into work to operate on Alex, who has been stabbed. When the medical team is unable to save Alex, Dan cannot let go of the idea that the surgeon is responsible for the death of his son.
Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th February, 9pm, ITV
6 Gamorrah *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
Genny looks to get back on his feet with a new supplier, while Enzo and his companions make waves with a big score.
Wednesday 14th February, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
7 Requiem *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Aron Morgan lodges a complaint against Matilda for harassing Davey, and the police are unmoved by Matilda showing them what she believes is a clue to Carys’ disappearance. Rose is pushed to breaking point as old wounds are reopened, Ed gets jittery as Trudy gives him the cold shoulder, and Graves becomes increasingly suspicious that he’s hiding something. Sylvia reveals the peculiar ancestry of the Dean family, Hal identifies the source of the eerie music on the audiotapes, and Trudy remembers a crucial detail about the day Carys vanished.
Friday 16th February, 9pm, BBC One
8 Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
A German plane dating from the Second World War is found in the mountain lake where two young divers were murdered. Rebecka and Anna-Maria discover that they are closing in on a dark family secret, but it’s a secret that the family in question is prepared to protect at any cost.
Friday 16th February, 9pm, More4/All 4
9 Before We Die *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODE*
Stefan has figured out that Blanka is cheating on him with his best friend Christian. Now he’s playing a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with both of them. Meanwhile, Davor leads Operation Krajina into a new phase, but an accidental shooting by Stefan is about to jeopardise the whole affair.
Tuesday 13th February, 11.05pm, Channel 4/All 4
10 Modus *NEW UK PREMIERE EPISODES*
Inger Johanne prepares herself to once again work alongside Warren Schifford, and as the search for Helen Tyler leads to the body of presidential guard Hunter Russell, rumours begin to circulate over conflict among the FBI and the Secret Service agents. Meanwhile, cultural differences between the Swedish police and their American counterparts are thrown into sharp relief.
Saturday 17th February, 9pm, BBC Four