The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 9th – Sunday 15th July)

The Bridge is dead, long live The Bridge. Or in this case, long live crime drama because it’s a HUGE week in the genre, with no less than four brand-new, top-quality series – the eagerly awaited Sharp Objects, series three of Unforgotten, Picnic At Hanging Rock and series three of Danish favourite Dicte – Crime Reporter – and the repeat of Keeping Faith (Un Bor Mercher) on BBC One. Who needs summer? Enjoy!

S1 E1/8
A troubled newspaper reporter travels back to her hometown to cover the story of the murders of two young girls. When she returns to her hometown, reporter Camille Preaker is confronted by psychological demons from her troubled past.
Monday 9th July, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

S3 E1/6
When the body of a teenage girl who went missing at the turn of the millennium is found at a building site off the M1, four old school friends are placed under the spotlight and their relationships are tested to the limit.
Sunday 15th July, 9pm, ITV

3 Hidden (Craith)
S1 E6/8
The investigation leads DI Cadi John to Gladwell Prison where Endaf Elwy has spent over a decade locked away for the murder of his niece Anna Williams. On seeing Endaf, a damaged and disturbed man with learning difficulties, Cadi’s suspicion that an innocent man has been wrongly accused is confirmed. DS Owen Vaughan comes to realise that Megan Ruddock has become the serial kidnapper’s latest victim and Megan comes to see that she may have an unlikely ally in Dylan’s young daughter, Nia.
Wednesday 11th July, 9pm, BBC One Wales
Saturday 14th July, BBC Four

4 Picnic At Hanging Rock *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S1 E1/6
Mysterious widow Hester Appleyard purchases an isolated mansion out in the Australian bush to transform into a school for young ladies, and six years later, Appleyard College is a success. When students and staff go for a Valentine’s Day picnic to Hanging Rock in 1900, three of the school’s star students and a teacher mysteriously vanish.
Wednesday 11th July, 9.05pm, BBC Two

5 Dicte – Crime Reporter *NEW UK PREMIERE SERIES*
S3 E1/5
Dicte Svendsen has finally surrendered to love. She has married Bo and quit her job as a journalist, intending to settle down and write a book. However, the day after his wedding, photographer Bo and a colleague are taken hostage while on an assignment to Lebanon. The pair are moved to Syria and held for ransom, leaving Dicte struggling to raise the necessary funds and turining to Wagner for support.
Friday 13th July, 9pm, More4

S6 E8/21
Holmes and Watson’s search for the killer of a woman found encased in cement takes them inside the clean technology industry. 
Monday 9th July, 9pm, Sky Living

7 Keeping Faith *REPEAT*
S1 E1/8
Lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells is drawn into a mystery when her husband and business partner Evan disappears. His sudden absence strikes deep into the heart of his tiny Welsh community and forces Faith to come back from extended maternity leave to defend a hopeless vagrant on a shoplifting charges.
Thursday 12th July, 9pm, BBC One

S6 E9/10
Realising that Vic needs something to help her get over losing her baby, Walt suggests that she enter the Running Eagle Challenge, a triathlon for women. Despite having only a day to train, she acquits herself well in the initial stages but falls behind later. She is later surprised to receive a visit from her father, who has learned of her circumstances. He suggests she return home to Philadelphia, where he is a police chief, and offers her a job with prospects. Meanwhile, an FBI agent helps Walt pin down the mole working for Malachi. 
Friday 13th July, 9pm, 5USA

S1 E6/10
When an unexpected visitor comes to the studio lot, Miles’s changes plans with his family. Meanwhile, the wider production team is tasked with entertaining the guest.
Wednesday 11th July, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

S1 E5/10
A young, unstable actress is manipulated by an experienced theatre director and Harley is subsequently kidnapped by the woman, who wants him to tell the world her story.
Wednesday 11th July, 9pm, Alibi


One Comment Add yours

  1. Charlotte Carling says:

    BBC ALBA are rerunning Hinterland (late Friday and Sunday evenings) which means that they will also be available on iPlayer. Two episodes are up so far.


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